Undergraduate Certificate in Building Construction Management

VU course code: NUBC | Level of study: Undergraduate
0.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Undergraduate Certificate in Building Construction Management.


Kick start your career, with the Undergraduate Certificate in Building Construction Management from Victoria University.

This course gives you a recognised qualification within six months – providing a fast track towards a new career.

You’ll graduate with an understanding of building construction industry practices, processes and professional requirements, as well as advanced construction management knowledge, including how to:

  • review construction systems and materials and the principles of sustainability, occupational health and safety requirements
  • adopt contract administration and risk management procedures
  • use the National Construction Code (NCC) provisions for buildings for onsite safe inspection practices
  • apply professional ethics, skills and accountabilities to work.

If you decide to keep studying to aim for higher roles, you may progress to the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), Bachelor of Building Design or Bachelor of Building Surveying.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).




Graduates of this course can pursue careers in a number of related fields, including:

  • construction management
  • project management
  • quantity surveying
  • building surveying
  • building contracting
  • contract administration
  • facilities management
  • property development.

To aim for a higher role, you can continue studying towards your bachelor degree and gain credit towards your degree.

VU Stories

How VU prepared Annelyse for the real world
Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
"Through practical industry subjects, VU gave me the confidence to work as part of a team to support the delivery of large-scale projects and I gained invaluable knowledge from my course which allowed me to stand out, even as an undergrad. "
Annelyse's story