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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CRICOS Code: 104674D   |   Course Code: CPC50220



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.

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English language entry requirements


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

Career Pathway

  • Builder
  • Registered Building Practitioner

Entry requirements

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.

Course fees

Tuition: $17,250
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book and Resource Materials: $300
Safety Equipment: $200 (Boots, Safety Glasses and Overalls)

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • BSBOPS504 Manage risk
  • BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
  • CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • 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
  • CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
  • CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
  • CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work
  • CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
  • CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work
  • CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
  • CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances

Course Duration

78 weeks at a minimum of 20 hours per week scheduled classes.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • CPCCBC5004 Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC5006 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building projects up to three storeys
  • CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

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

  • 27 units of competency:
  • 14 core units
  • 3 elective units.

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.


After achieving the CPC50220 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). Graduates of this certificate may also progress into the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) Degree.


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.

Training and Assessment Note

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