Diploma of Construction Management (Z1X)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Term 1
Launceston
Term 1
Cradle Coast
Term 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Diploma of Construction Management offers an opportunity for employees in the building and civil construction industries to obtain the skills required to meet the projected workforce demands resulting from Tasmania’s significant infrastructure and capital works projects pipeline.

The course is suited to existing employees within the building and civil construction industries who hold a Cert III in Building & Construction, or a Cert III in Civil Construction, have relevant industry experience, and are looking to upskill into roles with additional functional requirements and higher levels of responsibility. The course is also suited to employees within city councils, utilities and engineering consultancy firms who are looking to develop professional skills in construction project management.

1. Apply problem-solving and decision-making methods to design solutions to complex construction project problems.

2. Identify and evaluate continuing professional development and learning needs to monitor personal progress and performance outcomes

3. Analyse and apply contemporary project management methods, regulations, standards and business processes to support the completion of construction projects.

4. Describe and communicate why professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of contemporary construction management practices are vital in project management.

5. Analyse and apply communication methods appropriate to the professional context to elicit, interpret and transmit information and optimise workplace interactions to deliver construction projects.

Experiential learning and portfolio development is key to the Diploma of Construction Management. Approaches to Experiential Education components of each unit introduce the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace.

Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to professional practice, (ii) how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership manifest in the workplace and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations. Students will develop personal responsibility for, and autonomy in, building their portfolio of practice. This is reflected in educational plans developed in consultation with their Experiential Education Coach, the ADAT staff and each student’s employer.

Experiential Education components are based on a range of approaches to practice; for example, projects, case studies and industry workshops. Across all units, assessment tasks are informed by contextualised discipline-based knowledge. The course structure also allows for experiential education to be integrated or interlinked into problem-based learning projects which span four terms of each year (negotiated industry-based projects).

Course structure

For assistance with enrolment, please email U.Connect@utas.edu.au or call 1300 361 928.

This unit will develop your skills in human resource management and client relations in construction. You will learn practical strategies to attract, motivate, lead and retain the right people in your project or workplace team. You will also learn professional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide you with experience in preparing quotations and tender documentation based on identified quantities, and cost planning as a means to control costs during a construction project. You will develop your financial literacy through applied activities; you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will familiarise you with the legislation framework, Australian Standards and codes for construction of buildings and civil structures. Key areas covered will include construction codes, work health and safety, Aboriginal heritage, and environmental legislation. It is important for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the nature of construction contracts, including standard forms of contract, an examination of important clauses, and contract management roles and responsibilities. Topics covered in this unit include conditions of contract, contract liabilities and responsibilities, common contractual issues,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose two units from the following:

In this unit you will investigate and evaluate the application of financial concepts, practices and tools used in assessing the financial performance of a business. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as service and processes, and how they can be improved. The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject focuses on the principles and tools associated with contemporary Lean Thinking and practice. Lean Thinking or ‘lean’ is a systematic method of continuous improvement through minimising waste without sacrificing productivity, creating more value for customers. It has been…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will prepare you with the skills necessary to ensure organisational value for money through the procurement of goods and services. You will investigate procurement ethics, the basics of contracts, the process of developing quotation and tender documentation, evaluation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Effective construction program management is fundamental to controlling resources across a company’s schedule of works, and delivering multiple projects and activities within a defined program budget. In this unit you will be introduced to common tools and methods for planning…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

You will work on a practical industry project that develops your creativity and problem-solving skills within construction work. The focus of the project will be work health and safety and risk mitigation strategies. The project will be negotiated with your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will practise the design and delivery of projects in the context of building and civil construction. This will include identifying and analysing relevant project management concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Diploma of Construction Management Entry Requirements

This Diploma is suited to existing employees within the building and civil construction industries who are looking to upskill.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (completed in the past five years)

To be eligible for an offer, you must:

  • Have an ATAR of 40 or above; or
  • Have a completed TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievement (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects

All Other Domestic Applicants

To be eligible for an offer, you must:

  • Hold a Certificate III or higher (in a related field of study) completed within the last 10 years
  • Have completed the Diploma of University Studies or the University Preparation program (offered by the University of Tasmania)
  • Provide a supporting statement with information on relevant experience. This statement can include prior work experience, qualifications (e.g. VET qualifications), skills, competencies and/or previous education.

If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.

Further information

It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Articulating into the Diploma of Construction Management will be in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the course. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 6 Admission, Assessment and Student Progress.

Students who complete the Diploma of Construction management will receive minimum credit of 25 credit points towards the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

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Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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