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Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

CRICOS Code: 106695E   |   Course Code: CPC50320



This qualification is designed to meet the needs of senior managers within building and construction firms.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. See notes below.

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Career Pathway

  • Project manager
  • Construction manager
  • Estimating manager
  • Sales manager
  • 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: $300
Safety Equipment: $200 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment, Safety Helmet, Hair Restraint (long hair needs to be restrained))

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International. Government funding may be available for this course. Click here to find our more.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
  • 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
  • CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances

Course Duration

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

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
  • CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of onsite building or construction work
  • 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 3 storeys
  • CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work
  • CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

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

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 7 units from general elective units
  • up to 3 units from qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, and that no more than:
  • 2 units from a Diploma qualification
  • 1 unit from a Certificate IV
  • 1 unit from an Advanced Diploma qualification.

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Pathways from the qualification

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) CPC50308 is a nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Upon successful completion, participants are able to further their studies and undertake the Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60207).


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests 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.