1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3121-11 Building Associate

Assists in the planning and organisation of material and human resources used in the construction and maintenance of buildings.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assists professional builders in the planning and organising of building projects, arranges supplies of building materials and equipment, and directs the progress of building work
  • interprets building plans, building regulations and codes of practice
  • calculates building costs and estimates completion times to prepare tenders and to support contract bids and contract variations
  • draws up detailed programs for site works and coordination of tradespersons
  • inspects building work to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and regulations and that proper techniques and materials are used
  • negotiates with subcontractors and others on commercial and technical matters
  • keeps records of building progress and departures from design drawings or specifications
  • makes reports to builders and architects
  • may supervise or coordinate the work of sub-contractors, tradespersons and other workers
  • may perform building work

Building Construction Supervisor
Building Estimator
Clerk of Works

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