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:
- 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
Watch our virtual tour
Take a tour of our building technology centre
Studying the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) at Holmesglen
This course can be undertaken full time, part time, or as a flexible mix of online and face-to-face learning so you can fit your study around your work and personal life commitments.
Throughout the course, you will learn the professional skills and knowledge required for the management, supervision and administration of residential, industrial and commercial building projects.
With many comprehensive building elements will be incorporated into project-based learning, you will have the opportunity to develop your technical and research skills in an environment of self paced learning, which may include study tours and site visits.
If you opt for the flexible delivery, this combines off-campus study via online course material, with optional drop-in tutorials scheduled out of normal working hours at both the St Kilda Rd and Chadstone campuses.
The flexible course delivery is divided into four stages, which usually need to be completed in order. While the course typically takes two years to complete, there is flexibility to complete the course sooner.
To receive this qualification you must complete 13 core units and five 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.
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
||Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects
||Prepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation
||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
||Select And Prepare A Construction Contract
||Apply Principles Of OHS Risk Management
||Manage Project Risk
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
||Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
||Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
||Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
||Manage Project Quality
||Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
||Supervise The Planning Of On-site Medium Rise Building Or Construction Work
||Manage Environmental Management Practices And Processes In Building And Construction
||Manage Construction Work
| Code || Name |
|CPCCBC4012B||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4001A||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects|
|CPCCBC4010B||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4004A||Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects|
|CPCCBC4013A||Prepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation|
|CPCCBC4006B||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects|
|CPCCBC4003A||Select And Prepare A Construction Contract|
|BSBOHS504B||Apply Principles Of OHS Risk Management|
|BSBPMG508A||Manage Project Risk|
|CPCCBC5001B||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects|
|CPCCBC5007B||Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor|
|CPCCBC5009A||Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects|
|CPCCBC5002A||Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects|
|BSBPMG505A||Manage Project Quality|
|CPCCBC5018A||Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings|
|CPCCBC5003A||Supervise The Planning Of On-site Medium Rise Building Or Construction Work|
|CPCCBC5011A||Manage Environmental Management Practices And Processes In Building And Construction|
|CPCCBC5010B||Manage Construction Work|
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.
Students are recommended to have equivalent of Year 11 Maths, or be mature aged with work experience.
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 shorten the length of 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 attain the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (building)
The diploma is nationally recognised and is supported by the Building Practitioners Board (BPB), the Australian Institute of Builders (AIB) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
Connections with industry
Holmesglen is a leading provider of building studies in Victoria, and the course is delivered by professionals with extensive industry experience.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.
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|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.