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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code CPC50220

  • Part Time
  • 4 years
  • Full Time
  • 2 years
  • On Campus
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students

Free TAFE Course

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE.


The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the needs of a 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.

Career Opportunities

  • estimators
  • contract administrators
  • on-site management and supervision of residential and medium rise projects
  • local, national and international construction management
  • specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety

Pathway to further studies

  • Bachelor of Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Building Surveying

Entry Requirements

For those interested in taking this course, it's recommended that you are at least 18 years old and have finished year 12. Additionally, having a strong interest in the building and construction industry and possessing adequate literacy and numeracy skills is important.<p>If you are a mature learner, completing year 12 or its equivalent and having a passion for the building and construction industry are necessary.<p>It's important to realize that by completing this course, you may pursue job opportunities that involve outdoor, elevated, or underground work, often requiring physical effort.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


To receive this qualification, you must complete 27 units in total, comprising of 24 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.<p>If the learner has already completed other eligible elective units, these will be counted towards completion of this program.<p>Students who have completed CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), will have some exemption for the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction.
Unit code Unit name
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
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
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances
CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work
CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys
CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors
CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work
CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
Unit code Unit name
CPCCBC5009 Identify services layout and connection methods for Type B and C constructions
CPCBIM4001 Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.

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Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will receive the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) which will assist an application for Builders Registration with the relevant State Regulators

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $31,091
Government subsidised $14,223
Free TAFE eligible student FREE
Mandatory materials Cost
Activities fee $290

Additional Course Cost

In the event that onsite excursion are allowed and on the schedule, the required personal protective equipment students will need to supply is: <br>Safety boots (steel capped, ankle height) Safety pants <br>Work shirt (waist length jacket, if cold) Safety glasses <br>Hat for sun protection <br>Sunscreen (if exposed to sunlight) <br>Safety Gloves (if handling building materials) <br> <br>If additional safety equipment is required, it will be supplied by the Institute The total cost of these items is between $200 - $250. <br>Students will be required to hold a construction induction card (White Card). To attain this card, students will be required to complete a one-day course (at Holmesglen or another accredited training provider) prior to commencing this course. The cost of this program is between $150 - $200. <br> <br>Detailed consumables and equipment list will be provided to students upon enrolment. Computers are available in tutorial classrooms. <br>• USB connected headset if using class computers while teacher is remote $55 <br> <br>Recommended other items: <br>• Recommended book - George Wilkie: Building Your own Home $ 40 <br>• Recommended for homework - Suitable home computer capable to run Microsoft suite including Word , Excel and PowerPoint . Office365 is available for free. Microsoft Project will be available on the classroom computers. <br>Total equals $545

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. <a href="">Read more about VET Student Loans</a>.

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