Diploma in Building
& Construction




This qualification reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, risk and financial management, estimating, preparing and administering building and construction contracts, selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and managing construction work in building projects including residential and commercial with the following limitations:

  • Residential construction limited to National Construction Code Class 1 and 10 buildings to a maximum of 3 storeys.
  • Commercial construction limited to National Construction Code Class 2 to 9 buildings, Type C and B construction.






  • Building work on a class 1 or class 10 building
  • Building work to a maximum of 3 storeys, but not including Type A construction on classes 4 to 9 buildings
  • Building work that consists of non structural work on a building, regardless of—the class of the building; or the gross floor area of the building
  • Prepare plans and specifications if the plans and specifications are: for the licensee’s personal use, or for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
  • 27 units of competency:
  • 24 core units
  • 3 elective units
  • a maximum of one unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.
Prerequisite units An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details. Core Units BSBOPS504: Manage business 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 Elective Units: BSBPMG532: Manage project quality BSBPMG538: Manage project stakeholder engagement CPCCBC4052: Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry 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 CPCCBC5009: Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction CPCCBC5012: Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes CPCCBC6001: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for large building projects CPCCDE5001: Conduct air monitoring and clearance inspections for asbestos removal work CPCSUS5001: Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability CPCSUS5002: Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency CPCSUS5003:   Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies CPPDSM5022A: Implement asset management plan
12 Months.
The cost of this course is $5000.00, however you can pay a deposit and ask to be placed onto a payment plan. Course fees is payable prior to completion and the issuance of a Qualification testamur and record of results.
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Occupational titles may include:
  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector
Upon successful completion of the CPC50220, you can apply to QBCC for a Builder medium rise licence

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