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Construction project manager

Construction project managers in clean energy look after clean energy projects. Sustainability is becoming more important. There’s a lot of investment in this area which is creating new jobs across the state.  

Find out what a construction project manager does and the related Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and pathways you can take to secure a job. 

What is a construction project manager? 

Construction project managers oversee civil engineering and building projects. As a construction manager, you will: 

  • manage resources and materials 
  • work with engineers, architects and tradespeople 
  • liaise with owners and developers, inspectors and regulators. 

Your goal will be to ensure your project is delivered safely, on time and according to clean energy objectives. 

Search for related VET courses on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window): 

You may be eligible for government funding to help pay for your course.

Average salary

The average weekly earnings for construction project managers in Australia is $1,937.  

Source: Your Career(opens in a new window) 

Note this salary is current as of May 2024 and is indicative only. A range of salaries apply to different roles across the industry.

Job demand in Victoria

Below are the employment forecasts for construction manager jobs in Victoria. Figures show the number of workers in 2023 and the new workers expected to enter the workforce by 2026.

‘New workers expected’ accounts for workers adding new jobs to the economy and replacing retirees over the next 3 years. These forecasts are estimates only. There will be additional jobs available as people move between jobs and industries.

RegionWorkers 2023Workforce growth 2023-2026New workers needed by 2026
Melbourne – inner metropolitan5,8441.5%611
Melbourne – inner south-east metropolitan2,3831.0%206
Melbourne – southern metropolitan5,9401.1%531
Melbourne – northern metropolitan4,1881.2%392
Melbourne – eastern metropolitan4,9191.0%433
Melbourne – western metropolitan3,9581.1%357
Ballarat and surrounds (Central Highlands)1,0841.1%99
Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds (Loddon Campaspe)1,1630.7%89
Geelong, Colac and surrounds (Barwon)2,3321.5%237
Horsham and surrounds (Wimmera Southern Mallee)121-0.3%10
Mildura, Swan Hill and surrounds (Mallee)4620.3%30
Shepparton, Seymour and surrounds (Goulburn)7991.2%74
Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds (Ovens Murray)6100.8%50
Warrnambool, Hamilton and surrounds (Great South Coast)4430.0%25

Source: Victorian Skills Authority employment forecast dashboard

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