Two years part-time


Online and face-to-face (tutorials and workshops)


Cradle Coast campus, Newnham campus, Sandy Bay campus


Term 1 (February 2020)


The Diploma of Construction Management is for people who work in building or civil construction and want to take the next step in their career. Students in this course will build from their technical work experience, and develop skills required for roles like Site Supervisor, Contract Administrator, Project Management Associate and Estimating Associate.

Developed in consultation with industry, the Diploma in Construction Management will prepare graduates to:

This course has been designed to equip graduates for jobs of the future. These jobs are characterised by rapid technological and social change, uptake of new materials, processes and standards, and more rigorous documentation of day-to-day decisions.

Diploma level study is centred on hands-on experience. Students learn in projects that are connected to real-world problems, applying subject matter learning to construction management problems. Students will develop the habits and skills for continual professional learning.

The course is studied part-time over 2 years and each year of study includes a capstone industry project negotiated between the student, University College and their employer. Students will develop a portfolio of evidence of their learning to present to their employer which is also an effective tool to support applications for promotion.

Program structure

The Diploma of Construction Management (Z1X) is structured over two years of part-time study, which is compatible with full-time and/or part-time employment. The diploma qualification requires the successful completion of 6 core units and 2 elective units.

This course is delivered over 4 terms of 10 weeks for each year of study, in line with Tasmanian school terms. Students should expect to spend up to 10 hours per week on their study.

Core units:

And a choice of two elective units from:

For more detailed information, please visit the Course and Unit Handbook.

2020 Indicative Costs

Course cost is approximately $4,609 per year for part-time study. Your employer or a professional body might be prepared to subsidise the costs of your study. 

Extend your study into an associate degree

Students who complete the Diploma of Construction (Z1X) management will be eligible to receive minimum credit of 25 credit points towards the Associate Degree in Applied Business.

Career options

Need help applying?

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