Project Description

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50220)

International Students

This course introduces you to the legal, structural, financial and managerial processes involved in the construction process.

Course CodeStudy ModeDurationFees
CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)Face to Face52 weeks including breaks$14950
This course introduces you to the legal, structural, financial and managerial processes involved in the construction process. It will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to work as a builder on low rise to medium rise building projects. You will gain a range of skills enabling you to supervise the planning and quality of construction work and manage the risks associated with projects.

This course, together with your hands-on industry experience, will assist you to meet the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to become a registered building practitioner in Victoria.

The training is provided to our students by teachers that are qualified tradesman themselves and still maintain industry currency by working with other contractors or running their own subcontracting businesses, many holding Builders Licences themselves. We only allow you to be taught by qualified professionals within their fields.
The qualification requires the successful completion of 18 units of competency which includes 13 core and 5 electives. The units of competency currently shown in the table below indicate a possible direction. The units may change during the pre-training interview to better suit the type of work you undertake.

Code - Unit Name

BSBWHS513
Lead WHS risk management

BSBOPS504
Manage risk

CPCCBC5001
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

CPCCBC5009
Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction

CPCCBC5005
Select and manage building and construction contractors

CPCCBC5018
Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys

CPCCBC5003
Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work

CPCCBC5011
Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

CPCCBC5002
Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects

CPCCBC5019
Manage building and construction business finances

CPCCBC4013
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC5007
Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor

CPCCBC5013
Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects

CPCCBC5004
Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials

BSBPMG532
Manage project quality

CPCCBC5010
Manage construction work

CPCCBC4001
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

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

CPCCBC4008
Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010
Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

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

CPCCBC4053
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings

On successful completion of this course students will receive the qualification CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.

Students who do not fully complete the qualification but who are successful in completing a number of the units of competency will receive a statement of attainment for those units.

Employment Option

A person having successfully completed CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) may seek employment in the following roles:

• Commercial Builder Licence
• Construction Manager Local, National and International
• Commercial Building/construction project supervisor
• Specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety

Education Pathway

After achieving the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), candidates may be eligible to apply for a Commercial Building Licence through their State Building Authorities.

Course Enrolment Online:
Online enrolment can be made by clicking Apply Now or
In Person: Enrolment can be made in person at 351 Moorabool St, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220 or
By Phone: Enrolments can be taken over the phone by calling 1300 326 888

Course Fees

Domestic Fees
Students undertaking this course will be must make payment prior to the commencement of the course or alternatively a payment plan has to have been arranged with PIA Accounts Department prior to commencement.

Funding Availability
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals

VIC Statement of Fees

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