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 core units and three elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
||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
||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
||Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work
||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
||Manage project quality
||Lead WHS risk management
||Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
||Manage business risk
||Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
||Select and manage building and construction contractors
||Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
||Manage building and construction business finances
||Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys
||Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work
||Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
||Manage construction work
||Identify services layout and connection methods for Type B and C constructions
| 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|
|CPCCBC4009||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4014||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings|
|CPCCBC4018||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4013||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation|
|CPCCBC4008||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4004||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4005||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering|
|CPCCBC4003||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract|
|CPCBIM4001||Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work|
|CPCCBC4010||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions|
|CPCCBC5001||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction|
|BSBPMG532||Manage project quality|
|BSBWHS513||Lead WHS risk management|
|CPCCBC5007||Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor|
|BSBOPS504||Manage business risk|
|CPCCBC5002||Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC5005||Select and manage building and construction contractors|
|CPCCBC5013||Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC5019||Manage building and construction business finances|
|CPCCBC5018||Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys|
|CPCCBC5003||Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work|
|CPCCBC5011||Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction|
|CPCCBC5010||Manage construction work|
|CPCCBC5009||Identify services layout and connection methods for Type B and C constructions|
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.
It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11, and have a desire to work in the building and construction industry.
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.
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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
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**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).
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 now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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