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
Apply principles of OHS risk management
Manage project quality
Manage project risk
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
Select and prepare a construction contract
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
Manage construction work
Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
Select and manage building and construction contractors
Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
Manage quality customer service
Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
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 enrolment can be made by clicking Apply Now
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