House Builder



OFO No: 641101





Other names for House Builder:

  • Civil Construction Worker

What is a House Builder?

A House Builder constructs, repairs and maintains homes and small buildings.

What does a House Builder do?

  • interprets plans
  • digs and prepares the ground to lay foundations
  • orders building supplies
  • makes sure deliveries are correct and in good order
  • arranges for specialised work to be done by professionals (sub-contractors)
  • supervises staff and sub-contractors
  • manages the costs and budgets
  • maintains and repairs homes and small buildings

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in construction?
  • organised?
  • a team player?
  • reliable and responsible?
  • a hard worker?
  • good at maths?
  • a good planner?

How do I become a House Builder?


  • A lot of House Builders get on-the-job training.


  • There is a comprehensive course offered by most of the Public TVET (FET) colleges throughout the country .
  • N1 to N3 National Certificates in the Building and Civil Engineering. Each level = 12 weeks.


• Carpentry
• Bricklaying
• Plumbing
• Painting
• Wood machinist and joinery
• Specialised field in the industry (roofing, tiling, glazing, cabinetmaking, waterproofing, trainee draughts person etc)

Requirements: Minimum Grade 9 with mathematics above 60%.


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Building Inspector … or … Civil Engineering Technician

Is becoming a House Builder the right career choice for me?