What the job looks like
starts at $43,025 up to $50,000+
- Watching a project develop from a massive hole in the ground to furnished buildings
- Seeing all the hours and hard work put in come together in the form of residential, commercial or industrial buildings that are satisfying for the community as well
- Each project is different
- Working in different outdoor environments
- Potential to travel
The not so good
- Long hours
- Delays that hold the project up
Construction project coordinators keep the operations of a building job running smoothly. It is a social job – up to 250 people can be involved in any building project and you get a mix of working on site and in an office.
You might be working on the construction of a road or house right through to hospitals, hotels or a school.
In your role you might assist with problems in the design plans before construction starts, use tracking tools to monitor progress once the job has started and talk with architects or engineers throughout the build to keep everyone informed.
You will also need to make sure legal contracts are being met and that the building meets certain standards.
Good English skills will help you understand policies and write up project reports, while mathematics will help you budget properly and come up with project timelines.
If you have a passion for building things and like to work as part of a team, then a career as a construction project coordinator could be for you.
It's diverse, your working on lots of things from construction sites to talking to lawyers.
Pathways to this career
Subject suggestions for the HSC
Choosing your HSC subjects from this list could really help with your career. Think carefully about what you want to study after school as you might need to choose specific HSC subjects for that course and to count towards your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). An ATAR is your academic rank in relation to other HSC students and helps with University admission.
Some subjects will count towards your ATAR, others will not. Check with your career advisor before making subject selections.
- English (Advanced or higher)
- Mathematics (2 unit or higher)
- Business Studies
- VET Construction
What can I do after I have finished school?
Studying one of these degrees can help with your career.
- Bachelor of Construction Management