Building is the study of the science, technology and techniques of assembling, erecting and maintaining public, commercial, industrial and residential structures and their fittings.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the functional aspects of construction, planning, development and management of buildings. It also involves developing the ability to examine and interpret building plans and specifications and to organise, cost and complete the tasks required in the construction and maintenance of buildings.
Courses in Building develop skills in:
- building construction
- determining the type and quantity of building materials required
- inspecting building work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
- interpreting building plans, regulations and codes of practice
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Building Science and Technology
- Building Construction Management
- Building Surveying
- Building Construction Economics
- Bricklaying and Stonemasonry
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Ceiling, Wall and Floor Fixing
- Roof Fixing
- Furnishing Installation
- Floor Coverings
- Painting, Decorating and Sign Writing
- Scaffolding and Rigging
- Building, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.