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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CRICOS 103763M Course Code CPC50220

Entry IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Full time
  • 2 Year(s)
  • On Campus
  • $15,900
  • Per Year
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students


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

International students, who enrol in this program, must have an IELTS 6.0 and a qualification equivalent to year 12 . For equivalent English language tests see <a href=""></a>. The Learners have to sit for an LLN test and they should reach an exit level 3 in both Maths and English in the BKSB test organised by the International Centre.<p>Students should have the following skills:<br>• Learning skills to critically evaluate the validity and reliability of information presented to them<br>• Communication skills to present technical and compliance information to different stakeholders in a variety of different formats. .i.e. through reports<br>• Reading skills to interpret and comprehend complex information contained in NCC, standards, acts and regulations.<p>Students learning inside the classroom, are further supplemented by a number of site visits during the various stages of the program<p>In some cases, Applicants may have LLN skills which, whilst not being clearly above the benchmark established for entry, are of a level which grants the applicant a reasonable probability of achieving the intended course outcomes with support. In addition, learners with a low LLN level are directed to the Learning Skill Centre for one on one support. Staff from the Learning Skill Centre are scheduled in the class once a week for 2 hours to provide LLN support

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

Apply Via Agent

Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at:

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703


Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


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
International Fee $15,900 Per Year
Mandatory materials Cost
Activities fee $290 Per Course
Additional Course Costs $545 Per Course

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

An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.

Tuition Fee Protection Service

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS

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