Associate Degree of Construction (Construction Management)
Start up your career
Start your career in construction management with USQ’s Associate Degree of Construction . The Associate Degree of Construction will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or set a stepping stone for further study.
Previous experience through TAFE or work?
Already got a Diploma through TAFE? Maybe an Apprenticeship through your work experience? Then fast track your Degree with the credit you’ve already earned.
Why construction management?
Learn through real world projects and knowledge, and gain the qualifications for higher salaries and job prospects in the building and construction industries. Get hands-on with practical course material and work with professional equipment alongside learning about the management of construction of some of the world’s biggest projects.
With your knowledge and practical skills, you’ll have the qualifications to work in a wide variety of careers as a Building and Construction Manager, Site Manager, Facilities Manager or a Tradesperson in building and civil construction projects. Work in the industries of commercial, industrial, civil and residential construction and apply your skills in problem-solving, analysis, engineering design, construction and management as well as specialised skills in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design.
Graduates of the Associate Degree of Construction meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience.
Career opportunities include function roles in construction management such as site management, contract administration, estimating, project management and the like in client organisations, and also in contracting organisations such as builders, medium and large scale construction contractors, and construction project management firms.
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24080|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 16/64. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Mathematics A
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematics B.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.