CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CRICOS Code: 081208B


This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.

The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

The program is appropriate for a person interested in working as a builder in the building and construction industry, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.

Employment Pathway

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder


Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.



OTHER Language of instruction in previous studies was English
or Language spoken at home is English
or Satisfactory standard achieved from the Australian Industrial Systems Institute
or Other acceptable equivalents


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 13 core units
  • 5 elective units.

COURSE STRUCTURE (As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute)

Core Units
  • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
  • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • 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
  • CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
  • CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management
  • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
Elective Units
  • CPCCBC5006B 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
  • CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • CPCCBC5012A Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes

Note: Two of the elective units listed above may be replaced with –

  • CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors


78 weeks (21 hours per week).


Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month


Tuition $17,250
Text Book/Resource Material $300
Safety Equipment $200 (Boots, Safety Glasses and Overalls)
Application Fee: $ 250 (Non-refundable)


Fee for Service students – Domestic


After achieving the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), candidates may undertake a range of Advanced Diploma level qualifications within the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package, or other Training Packages. The main progression pathway is to Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management).


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical work. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.


Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.