Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Program code CPC50210
Start date(s) February/July/October
Program length Full time: 1.5 yrs (Feb/July) 21mths (October)
Part time: 3 - 4 years
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Full time; Part time
International program Yes
  • Program Overview

    Complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) at Holmesglen in only 1.5 years and be working in the industry sooner!

    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.

    Throughout the course you will learn the professional skills and knowledge required for the management, supervision and administration of residential, industrial and commercial building projects. With 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.As opposed to the traditional two year Diploma, this course offers you a quality education in a shorter time frame which means you will be working and making money sooner. 

    October intake: Start your course early to get a number of core units out of the way in 2014. You would then continue in 2015 with a reduced workload for the duration of the year. This opportunity would allow you to either spend more time focusing on your studies or to give you additional time to combine your studies with work and family life. The core units you would commence with give you the flexibility to continue with the Diploma of Building & Construction or alternatively move into the Certificate IV in Building & Construction.

  • Program Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Core Subjects

    • BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management
    • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
    • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
    • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction for low rise projects
    • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
    • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for Building & Construction projects
    • CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    • CPCCBC4012A Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    • CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
    • CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
    • CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
    • CPCCBC5006A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to medium-rise building projects
    • CPCCBC5007A Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract
    • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
    • CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
    • CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
    • CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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.

  • Outcomes

    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).

    Pathways

    Students interested in Certificate IV in Building & Construction on Campus at Chadstone and wishing to begin in October please contact the department.

    Graduates may have the opportunity to articulate into one of Holmesglen's building degree programs or other university degree programs.

    Career Opportunities

    • On site management and supervision
    • Local, national and international construction management
    • Specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • Part time student
    • Full time student (NOT applying through the VTAC application system) 
    • Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen
    Applicant must also submit an application form by contacting the department.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).

    The VTAC code for this course is 6100161014 (Fee type determined by provider).

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Advanced Building Technology Department

    03 9564 2760

    building@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    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.

  • Program Overview

    This course provides students 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, the students will have the opportunity to develop their technical and research skills in an environment of self paced learning, which may include study tours and site visits. This national program is based on the BCG03 General Construction Training Package and is therefore fully portable, allowing students to commence studies in one state and complete them in other states. This qualification has been designed mainly to meet the needs of builders. A builder 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 builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the state or territory.

  • Program Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on competency, that is the ability to perform specific skills, and a combination of observation, discussion, written assignments, tests, examinations, and/or practical application and work related projects.

    Core Subjects

    • BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management
    • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
    • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
    • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction for low rise projects
    • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
    • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for Building & Construction projects
    • CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    • CPCCBC4012A Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    • CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
    • CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
    • CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
    • CPCCBC5006A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to medium-rise building projects
    • CPCCBC5007A Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract
    • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
    • CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
    • CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
    • CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    Students may be able to reduce the length of their chosen course by measuring their skills acquired through work or life experiences, or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF Qualifications and Statements of Attainment, issued by any other Registered Training Organisation, will be recognised by the Institute.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent including a pass in Mathematics and preferably some relevant employment experience.

    English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42). Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    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).

    Career Opportunities

    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) may have the opportunity to articulate into a university degree program. Graduates may have the opportunity to articulate into one of Holmesglen’s building degree programs.
  • How to Apply

    Other

    International students must apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas. Please refer to the separate listing www.holmesglen.edu.au/international . Students with citizenship of countries classified by DIAC as Assessment Level 3 or 4 www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-assessment-levels.htm MUST apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    For 2014: $12,300 per year. Fees quoted include required equipment, uniforms and/or material costs

Building Open Days

  • 19Nov
    Building & Construction
    Chadstone
    OD722

    At Holmesglen, we offer an entire suite of building courses designed to meet the strong demand predicted over the upcoming years, all of which follow a national framework meaning your qualification will be recognized nationally.

    Visit us on Open Days at 6.15pm for a presentation highlighting pathway options and career outcomes in the Building & Construction industry.

    Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to speak to industry experienced teachers who will give you the information and advise you about each entry stream.

    After the information session, building, construction and surveying staff will be available to answer any further questions you may have.

    - , Wed 19 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia