Migrate to Australia as a Construction Project Manager

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Construction Project Manager Skills Assessment


Construction project managers migrating to Australia must complete a skills assessment through Vetassess. A positive assessment is required before lodging a skilled visa.


Construction Project Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate construction of civil engineering and building projects, and the physical and human resources involved in the construction process.


Skills Assessment Requirements


To be considered suitably qualified as a Construction Project Manager in Australia, you must have:


  • an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation
  • at least one year of the past five years in post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level that is highly relevant to the nominated occupation.


Failure to meet both of these requirements will result in a failed skills assessment.


At Migration Consultant we help you determine the likelihood of obtaining a positive skills assessment. As a client you’ll be assigned a dedicated case processor to prepare and submit your skills assessment.



Further Information



AQF Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree


Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Construction Project Management
  • Building Technology or Science
  • Civil Engineering (if civil project)


Majors in other fields such as Architecture could be considered on a case-by-case basis if the course includes the core competencies and employment is in the relevant context.


Project Management degrees without concentration in Built Environment / Construction would not generally be positively assessed for this occupation.




Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:


  • Coordinating labour resources and procurement and delivery of materials, plant and equipment
  • Consulting with Architects, Engineering professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers
  • Negotiating with building owners, property developers and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Preparing tenders and contract bids
  • Operating and implementing coordinated work programs for sites
  • Ensuring adherence to building legislation and standards of performance, quality, cost and safety
  • Arranging submission of plans to local authorities
  • Overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractor’s work


Employment context


Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):


  • Construction Company
  • Property Development Company
  • Project Management Consultancy (construction)
  • Government Authority


Employment information


To be considered as a Construction Project Manager, the applicant must be involved with construction projects and in a position of authority to determine and direct the procurement of the construction projects. The position should involve establishing and monitoring the construction schedule, determining the human resources required, determine construction methodology to be adopted, have input relating to tendering, manage liaison with key stakeholders such as clients / consultants / authorities.


They are also expected to execute the progress reports and evaluate the risks of budget deviation and time delays, and determine the course of action required to mitigate these risks. In terms of reporting line, they are expected to be involved in construction supervision overseeing a team of site managers, project engineers, site foremen, tradespersons, and consultants.


Migration Consultant will advise you about what exactly is required and prepare these in readiness for assessment.


Why not get your skills assessment completed before you go to Australia.


Let our Migration Agent assess your eligibility and then have one of our case processors assist you applying for your skills assessment. This gives you the advantage of applying for a Skilled or Employee Sponsored visa whilst in Australia on a working holiday or tourist visa.