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CPC50220

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Advance your building and construction management career with this technical qualification. This course meets the technical requirements for a Builder Low or Medium Rise licence in Queensland.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Eagle Farm Starts anytime Duration: 1.5 years
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
CSQ funded
$435
Full Fee
$8,480 - $10,775
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Course overview

Take the next step to successful management of a residential, commercial or industrial building business with this technical qualification. Complete this course so you can apply for a Builder - Low Rise or Builder - Medium Rise licence.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in construction management roles has grown very strongly and is likely to see strong growth in the future. It is anticipated there will be around 54,000 job openings in this area over the next five years, ensuring your skills will be in high demand. 

This course will teach you building and construction theory and practices related to low and medium-rise buildings. You will extend your knowledge to building surveying, job supervision and safety management. Our industry-expert teachers will help you develop project management skills in contract administration, project planning and costing, and resource and financial management.

Successful completion of this qualification meets the requirements for both a Builder - Medium Rise and Builder - Low Rise licence and will equip you with the skills you need to successfully manage a construction business for residential, commercial or industrial buildings.

What can I do?

  • Construction Contract Manager
  • Builder
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Site Supervisor

Course outcome:

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Higher Qualifications programs - this course is subsidised under this program. It is important to note that only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Further study pathways

TAFE Queensland's partnerships with Australia's top universities means you will be credited for your time with us if you decide to upgrade your qualification. Successful completion of your Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will qualify you for credit towards an Associate Degree of Business or Engineering with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBOPS504
    Manage business risk
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBOPS504
    Unit description :
    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage business risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage business risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWHS513
    Lead WHS risk management
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWHS513
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the management of work health and safety (WHS) risks in an organisation. The unit includes facilitating the identification of hazards and potential hazards, leading the assessment of associated risks, selecting and implementing suitable risk controls, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the organisational WHS risk management process. It involves communicating with stakeholders throughout the process.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lead WHS risk management

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4001
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the National Construction Code (NCC) Classes 1 and 10 buildings, to a maximum of two storeys.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4003
    Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select, prepare and administer contracts for commercial and residential construction projects. It includes contract selection, administration of a range of documents related to the contract and identifying causes of breach of contract.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select, prepare and administer a construction contract

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4004
    Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to establish estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour for building and construction projects. It includes factoring in relevant overhead costs and margins.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4005
    Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4005
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to produce schedules for physical and human resources and materials for residential or commercial projects. It includes monitoring project schedules and tracking and recording costs as they are incurred.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4008
    Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to supervise site communications, monitor and maintain compliance with codes and standards and implement project administration processes on a building and construction project.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4009
    Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4009
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply legal requirements to residential and commercial building and construction projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4010
    Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4010
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply structural principles to the construction of residential or commercial structures.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCBC4001 , CPCCBC4053
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4012
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to residential and commercial projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4013
    Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to evaluate project and contract requirements and prepare and formalise tender documentation in the building and construction industry. It includes interpreting, compiling and documenting essential project information and demands into a final tender document.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4014
    Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare sketches and drawings used for communicating ideas to clients and other parties.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4018
    Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4018
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to use technical instruments and levelling and surveying techniques to accurately set-out a building on site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4053
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4053
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to National Construction Code (NCC) Class 2 to 9 Type C building projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5001
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards to the construction processes for Type B construction.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5002
    Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to monitor costing systems for building and construction projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5003
    Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to supervise the planning process and organisation of on-site work for building and construction projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5005
    Select and manage building and construction contractors
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5005
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select and manage building and construction contractors.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Select and manage building and construction contractors

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5007
    Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5007
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor, as either party to a contract.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5010
    Manage construction work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5010
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to manage on-site work for building and construction projects to meet commercial contractual obligations. It includes establishing effective communication processes, managing risks and work health and safety (WHS), managing processes for ordering materials and installing equipment, as well as management of on-site operations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage construction work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5011
    Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5011
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and implement effective environmental practices and processes and manage improvements of environmental issues.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5013
    Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to manage the development of technical and legal reports on buildings and commercial construction projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5018
    Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5018
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCBC4053 , CPCCBC5001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5019
    Manage building and construction business finances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5019
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to manage and administer finances within a building and construction business.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage building and construction business finances

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
Online
  • CSQ funded: $435
  • Full fee: $10,775
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $8,480
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
Online
  • CSQ funded: $435
  • Full fee: $10,775
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $8,480

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50220)

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

COURSE CODE: CPC50220
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,788 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you have:

  • completed Year 12 or equivalent or are of mature age; and 
  • have sound literacy and numeracy skills
Resources required

Students are required to bring pens, a notepad, scientific calculator and a USB memory stick or hard drive. 

Textbooks and supplies are not included in the cost of the course.  A book list, material list and timetable will be distributed at Orientation.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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