Associate Degree of Construction
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Students develop expertise in construction, gaining practical skills to coordinate and supervise a range of construction processes. The influence of civil engineering and construction arms students with the skills to make a difference in the infrastructure of construction. Through the program students develop skills in problem-solving analysis, engineering design and construction management as well as specialised skills in built environment, quantity surveying and building services design. Students gain the knowledge to solve problems in the workforce and produce the highest quality work. Knowledge of the planning, monitoring, technical, logistical, financial and legal aspects associated with building and construction projects prepares students for the professional role of their choice in building and construction, or construction management. Practical and relevant courses allow students to experience work on construction projects. For more program information, visit Associate Degree of Construction at UniSQ.


External students are required to attend at least one, week-long, residential school in Toowoomba during most years of the program.

Other requirements

Students are required to undertake practical and professional activities relevant to their program through enrolment in a series of Practice courses in the program. External students must attend a number of residential schools during their program to obtain experience in practical and professional activities appropriate to the program.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.

Recommended study
Mathematical Methods
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Building or construction manager, site manager, facilities manager, building services design, quantity surveying/project estimator, property development, general management, project planner, contract administrator.


Graduates of the Associate Degree of Construction meet the Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s technical qualification requirements to hold a Builder Open class of licence and a Builder Project Management Services licence subject to demonstrating the required level of industry experience.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
23 Apr 2025

Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Built Environment and Design
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD