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CPC50210

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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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
CSQ funded
$0 - $162
Full Fee
$8,085
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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:

CPC50210 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 Level Skills and Apprentice Advance Plus programs - this course is subsidised under one of these programs. 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 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBOHS504B
    Apply principles of OHS risk management
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBOHS504B
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a generic approach to identify hazards, and to assess and control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply principles of OHS risk management

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG505A
    Manage project quality
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG505A
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It covers determining quality requirements, implementing quality assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project quality

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG508A
    Manage project risk
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG508A
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risk within a project to avoid adverse effects on project outcomes. It covers determining, monitoring and controlling project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4001A
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4003A
    Select and prepare a construction contract
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4003A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Select and prepare a construction contract

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4004A
    Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4004A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4010B
    Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4010B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4013A
    Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4013A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information and to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries. Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5001B
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5001B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Classes 1 and 10 construction, Classes 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, and Classes 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction). To successfully construct medium rise buildings requires thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5002A
    Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5002A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to monitor building or construction costing systems. The processes and practices involved in supervising and monitoring costing systems result in the ongoing maintenance of cost control and the production of expenditure schedules and other arrangements, which ensure contracts or projects remain on budget. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and standards, industry estimating and costing systems, and financial principles is required.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5003A
    Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5003A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the planning process and organisation of on-site building or construction work projects up to and including medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction, Class 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, Class 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction).

  • UNIT NAME
  • Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5010B
    Manage construction work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5010B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects, which may involve fulfilling single or multi-site commercial contractual obligations. To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage construction work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC5018A
    Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC5018A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of medium rise buildings. The design and construction of medium rise buildings require the input of a range of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers. The building and construction professional plays a significant role within this project team and requires the ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCBC5001B
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
1 year - CSQ Apprentice Advance Plus funded
Part time 4 nights per week - teacher-assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes, with some possible Saturday on-campus attendance
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $0
  • Full fee: $8,085
Eagle Farm
Anytime
1 year
Part time 4 nights per week - teacher-assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes, with some possible Saturday on-campus attendance
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $162
  • Full fee: $8,085
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years - CSQ Apprentice Advance Plus funded
Part time 15 hours per week
  • CSQ funded: $0
  • Full fee: $8,085
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
  • CSQ funded: $162
  • Full fee: $8,085
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
1 year - CSQ Apprentice Advance Plus funded
Part time 4 nights per week - teacher-assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes, with some possible Saturday on-campus attendance
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $0
  • Full fee: $8,085
Eagle Farm
Anytime
1 year
Part time 4 nights per week - teacher-assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes, with some possible Saturday on-campus attendance
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $162
  • Full fee: $8,085
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years - CSQ Apprentice Advance Plus funded
Part time 15 hours per week
  • CSQ funded: $0
  • Full fee: $8,085
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
  • CSQ funded: $162
  • Full fee: $8,085

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210)

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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

COURSE CODE: CPC50210
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 - $16,221 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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Important Information

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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.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by CPC50220 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), as of 26 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 27 November 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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
  • Federation University
  • 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.

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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