Our CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), will give you the opportunity to develop the skills to manage a wide range of building projects. You will learn the principles, regulations and techniques of the building industry for low-medium rise buildings and projects. You will learn how to coordinate the complete construction of a residential, industrial or commercial building and take responsibility for your work.

You will be trained by industry professionals where you will develop specialised skills and knowledge to pursue future employment in the construction business.

Nationally Recognised


Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended
Course Duration

78 weeks including holidays

(68 weeks of study and 10 weeks of holidays)

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.

Student requires White Card at the time of enrolment.

Career Opportunities
  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector
Education Pathways

After successful completion of CPC50220 Diploma of Building & Construction (Building), you may continue with your studies by enrolling in CPC60220 Advanced Diploma of Building & Construction (Management). Some Diploma competencies count towards the Advanced Diploma program.

Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Students who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding(Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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This course has 27 units of competency:

  • 24 core units
  • 3 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
BSBOPS504 Manage Business Risk Core
BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management Core
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings Core
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract Core
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering Core
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions Core
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation Core
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings Core
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings Core
CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction Core
CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work Core
CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors Core
CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor Core
CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work Core
CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction Core
CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC5018* Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys Core
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances Core
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality Elective
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement Elective
CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability Elective