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Project Builder

Project Builder
ANZSCO Code: 133112 / Group A

A Project Builder plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings, and the physical and human resources involved in the building process.

Occupation description

A Project Builder plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings, and the physical and human resources involved in the building process.

Occupations considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Professional Builder

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Building Associate
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Estimator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Program or Project Administrator
  • Architects / Architectural Draftsperson
  • Architectural, Surveying and Building Technicians nec
  • Design Managers

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or are not at the required skill level.

Project Builder is a VETASSESS Group A occupation

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week): 

One year of post-qualification paid employment (20 hours or more per week) highly relevant to the nominated   occupation, at an appropriate skill level in the last five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment.

Construction and Manufacturing Group A

Applicants will not meet the required skill level if:

  • The qualification(s) are not at the required educational level.
  • The qualification(s) are not in a highly relevant field of study.
  • The employment has been completed prior to the completion of the qualification.

A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree.

This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

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 considered to be in the relevant context. Core competencies include but not limited to:

  • Building Construction
  • Construction Project Control
  • Site Preparation and Layout
  • Building Codes and Practice
  • Building Cost Estimation

The highly relevant major field of study is:

  • Building Science and Technology
  • Building Construction Management


Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpreting architectural drawings and specifications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Building under contract, or subcontracting specialised building services.
  • Overseeing the standard and progress of subcontractors’ work.
  • Arranging building inspections by local authorities.


Employment Information

In order to be considered as a Project Builder, the position must demonstrate an ability to organise and manage a building project and be involved with understanding the technical aspects of construction. Applicants applying under this occupation are expected to have held employment where they have executed a building works contract with regards to timelines, costs, responsibilities of associated parties and resources. They should be familiar with building regulations and codes in local council areas, liaise with consultants and other building professionals, and may have an extensive network of building suppliers, tradespersons and installers to complete the buildings works.

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

  • Construction Company
  • Property Development Company

Project Builders may be involved in the construction and renovations of buildings of a range of typologies such as residential, commercial and retail, industrial projects. The scale of projects ranges from small to medium.

It is common for Project Builders to be self-employed. A self-employed builder may carry out a majority of the tasks themselves including being ‘on the tools’. Please refer to ‘Supporting Material for Assessment’ for documentation requirements relating to self-employed applicants.

Employment focused on civil projects (such as roads, bridges, tunnels) or large scale construction projects are considered more appropriate for the occupation Construction Project Manager.

Supporting material for assessment

When applying for a Skills Assessment, please ensure you submit sufficient evidence supporting proof of identity, qualification and employment claims. A full list of the documents required can be found on the VETASSESS website under Eligibility Criteria.

If you are nominating this managerial occupation, you must submit an organisational chart.

If you are unable to obtain an organisational chart from your employer, you must provide a statutory declaration outlining the required information and the reasons why you cannot provide the information.

If you are nominating this occupation, and you are selfemployed, you are required to provide the following:

  • Evidence of self-employment such as sole trading or business registration details and / or official statements issued by your (registered) accountant and / or legal team. The statement from your accountant or solicitor must include the accountant’s or solicitor’s letterhead, your full name, how long you have been continuously self-employed including official dates in each role, the nature of the business conducted, the signature and contact details of the accountant or solicitor.
  • Statutory declaration listing your main duties during self-employment;
  • Payment evidence showing regular income from self-employment, such as client invoices together with corresponding bank statements and / or official taxation records;
  • Supplementary evidence, such as contracts with clients or suppliers, client testimonials, evidence of projects completed, etc.

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