Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
As opposed to the traditional two year Diploma, you will receive a quality education in a shorter timeframe which means you’ll be working and making money sooner, and you’ll also save money on your fees!
This qualification has been designed to mainly meet the needs of the 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. The building professional may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the state or territory.
This course provides you with the professional skills and knowledge required for the management, supervision and administration of residential, industrial and commercial building projects.
As 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.
Program Commencement Dates
Part-time: February or July (subject to competencies being available).This course is also available via distance education
Graduates of this course may progress into a diverse range of managerial, supervisory and construction business opportunities. Typically, employment and career opportunities may include: planning and scheduling; on-site management and supervision; local, national and international construction management; specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety; and Building Practitioner registration with three year, post qualification industry experience, as determined by the BPB.
Graduates of the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)Graduates may have the opportunity to articulate into one of Holmesglen’s building degree programs or other university degree programs.
Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
- VCE or equivalent, or mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year)
- Interview and assessment task
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
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. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Pathways and Further Study Opportunities
How to Apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
Directly to Holmesglen
Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:
- Part time student
- Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
- Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
VTACAll applications for this course must be made through VTAC. The VTAC code for this course is 61011 (VGF) or 61014 (Fee type determined by provider)
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.
Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.
For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.
Qualification & Recognition
Following completion of this course, students are eligible to receive the award qualification 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).