Building Associate (foreperson, site supervisor) 

As a building association – also called a foreperson or site supervisor – you supervise construction sites. You also organise and coordinate materials and human resources.



  • Salary
  • Variety of projects 
  • Working with others

A typical day may involve:

  • assisting construction managers, architects and surveyors in planning and organisation
  • coordinating work programs
  • calculating costs
  • estimating timing

It helps to be good at:

  • managing projects and people
  • communicating clearly
  • solving problems
  • keeping things organised
  • working calmly under pressure

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Diploma of Building and Construction
  • Traineeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction (commercial and residential)

Related Roles

  • Builder

  • Construction Manager 

  • Trades


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