Building Design & Construction Management

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A successful building and construction career starts with quality, hands-on learning. Our building design and construction management courses are highly regarded in the building industry and will connect you with employers.

The building design course prepares you for a career as a building designer, providing you with the practical skills, knowledge and qualifications to work in the residential and commercial design and construction sectors. This course also gives you a great edge if you’re planning to pathway to university.

As you learn about the presentation, documenting and architectural workflow process for building projects, you will explore techniques of freehand to digital design. You’ll build the right skills to communicate and work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including regulatory authorities and a wide range of consultants associated with the design, construction and building services.

You will also have the opportunity to work on real projects, gaining real experience. Our strong partnerships with organisations such as City of Greater Geelong give you the opportunity to work on live projects throughout the region. On completion you can register with the Building Practitioners Board in Victoria and work alongside and assist other building and design professionals at higher levels.
There are multiple directions you can take in the construction industry. Do you envision running your own construction business? Or working on large-scale, commercial projects? Wherever you see yourself, we can put you on the path to becoming a registered builder, supervisor or manager in the construction industry.

We'll equip you with the skills to plan and coordinate the construction of medium-rise residential and commercial buildings, and build your knowledge of contract administration, supervision and quality risk factors. You'll graduate with the confidence, industry experience and network needed to take the next step. 
We have three streams to suit your needs and qualifications. Find the right course for you here.


Information sessions


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25G01845 Construction Induction Card

Apply for the Construction Induction Card course so you can legally enter construction and building sites from employer to employee,

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CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Apply now for our Cert IV in Building & Construction course to prepare for builders' registration, estimating, supervision roles in the building industry

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25G01456 Revit Architecture - Level 1

Apply now for our Revit Architecture Lv 1 course to learn the theory and hands-on practical approach to architectural design & modelling using the Revit system.

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22477VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Study the Advanced Building Design (Architectural) TAFE course and as a draftsperson you will design and document detailed plans for buildings and structures.

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CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Apply now for Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) to gain the qualification and skills to become a building construction supervisor or manager

Student story

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"I chose to pursue a career in the construction industry to be involved in an ever-growing and changing industry where there is a variety of work available including various pathways available after studies, and so many opportunities possible as more and more workplaces become diverse and inclusive. My working background is mostly reception/administration. The major reason why I found the construction industry so appealing is for the combination of both office work and working out in the field and on-site. After looking into possible job avenues I found that The Gordon offered a 12-month course that gave me the certification to get an entry-level job as a site supervisor or project manager."

Laura McCauley, Diploma of Building and Construction

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