The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the needs of a building professional who coordinates the construction of a building, taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.
Career opportunities, include:
- contract administrators
- on-site management and supervision of residential and medium rise projects
- local, national and international construction management
- specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Construction Management
- Bachelor of Building Surveying
To receive this qualification, you must complete 24 units in total, comprising of 24 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If the learner has already completed other eligible elective units, these will be counted towards completion of this program.
Students who have completed CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), will have some exemption for the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction.
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
||Identify services layout and connection methods for Type B and C constructions
||Manage business risk
||Manage building and construction business finances
||Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
||Manage construction work
||Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work
||Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys
||Select and manage building and construction contractors
||Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
||Lead WHS risk management
||Manage project quality
||Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work
||Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
||Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
| Code || Name |
|CPCCBC4001||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings|
|CPCCBC4053||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4014||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings|
|CPCCBC4013||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation|
|CPCCBC4003||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract|
|CPCCBC4004||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4005||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering|
|CPCCBC4018||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4009||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4008||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4010||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions|
|CPCCBC5001||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction|
|CPCCBC5009||Identify services layout and connection methods for Type B and C constructions|
|BSBOPS504||Manage business risk|
|CPCCBC5019||Manage building and construction business finances|
|CPCCBC5013||Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC5010||Manage construction work|
|CPCBIM4001||Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work|
|CPCCBC5018||Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys|
|CPCCBC5005||Select and manage building and construction contractors|
|CPCCBC5007||Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor|
|BSBWHS513||Lead WHS risk management|
|BSBPMG532||Manage project quality|
|CPCCBC5003||Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work|
|CPCCBC5002||Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC5011||Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
For those interested in taking this course, it's recommended that you are at least 18 years old and have finished year 12. Additionally, having a strong interest in the building and construction industry and possessing adequate literacy and numeracy skills is important.
If you are a mature learner, completing year 11 or its equivalent and having a passion for the building and construction industry are necessary.
It's important to realize that by completing this course, you may pursue job opportunities that involve outdoor, elevated, or underground work, often requiring physical effort.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) which will assist an application for Builders Registration with the relevant State Regulators
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees or a Free TAFE course. Materials and Activities fees are not covered by VET Student Loans.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
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