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19 SEP 2019

Australian Construction Sector Training Program

Invest in skills and training to build capability and capacity with our brand-new construction sector training program. Designed for construction and quantity surveying professionals to build commercial expertise, reduce risk and maximise opportunity.

The RICS Construction and Infrastructure Survey for Q2 2019 has shown that construction and infrastructure workloads have increased across Australia and New Zealand, however, skill shortages are creating bottlenecks. To meeting the growing demand for skills and ensure the industry is prepared for what the future will bring, industry professionals must play their part in developing and upskilling their workforce.

Australia is in need of a skilled and sustainable construction workforce to ensure the sector is prepared for industry challenges and opportunities now and into the future. Professionals, whether individual or part of a team, must play their part to upskill and develop their expertise to thrive, make an impact and be prepared for what the Australian construction sector will bring.

RICS is committed to helping the Australian construction sector build its workforce capability and capacity. The courses are available both as a public training for individuals and as an in-house program for companies and their teams.

With the program available now, select any individual training course below or contact us to find out how you, individual or firm, can join the program.

Why are these courses different?

This suite of training aims to provide the critical knowledge and skills needed by Australian construction professionals and their firms.

The series of full- and half-day face-to-face sessions run across the lifecycle of construction projects and includes core topics which prepare attendees for RICS Pathway Competences in Quantity Surveying and Construction. The suite of courses can be taken individually or as a comprehensive development program for a construction team.

The program will cover:

  • Key Construction Contract - AS4000
  • Construction conflict avoidance and dispute resolution
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Advanced cost planning and estimating
  • Negotiation skills in construction
  • Managing change - variations
  • Delay and disruption
  • Project financial control
  • Contract administration

These sessions are aimed at:

  • Early to mid-career quantity surveyors
  • Commercial managers
  • Project managers
  • Principals/developers
  • Contract administrators
  • Building surveyors
  • Other construction professionals in the private and public sectors, across building and engineering projects.

Course delivery

The courses are delivered by leading local and international industry practitioners (Chartered Surveyors™) from contracting and consultancy backgrounds. The course content is locally developed and built on the back of global best practice and RICS global standards. See the following courses that fit within the program below. You will be able to find locations and dates available for each within the 'other locations' tab of the training course page.