A new course offered by the University of Tasmania is aimed at meeting the training and education needs of the building and civil construction industries.
The two-year Diploma of Construction Management will be offered through the university's University College from February.
University College chief executive Lee Whiteley said the program would provide much-needed professional skills for a range of mid-level roles within the industry.
"The construction industry is growing rapidly and stakeholders have told us there is a recognised training gap for paraprofessionals who work in civil construction in Tasmania," he said.
"This new diploma will address that gap and reflects our commitment to delivering responsive, industry-relevant training that directly benefits our state and regional communities."
Course coordinator Dr Anna Carew said the program was aimed at those already working in the sector who wished to take their career to the next level.
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"The Diploma of Construction Management will equip graduates for the jobs of the future, which will be characterised by rapid change, new construction materials, the need for strong people skills, and much more rigorous documentation of day-to-day decisions," she said.
"Students will hone skills for mid-level leadership positions including communication, risk and quality management, legislation and compliance, and contract and financial management."
In the course students will build on technical skills while developing skills required for positions such as a site supervisor, contract administrator, project management associate, or estimating associate.
Graduates of the diploma will also have the opportunity to articulate into further study at UTAS.
The course was designed in a way that students can complete studies while working.
Successful applicants who are employed in the industry could be eligible to apply for funding from the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board.
For more information, visit the University of Tasmania website.