The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) teaches advanced skills for construction. Students learn project management and supervisory techniques. Graduates are prepared for leadership roles in residential and commercial projects. Institutes like Australian Health and Management Institute (AHMI) in Australia offer this course.


Course Overview

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) 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 qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001 covers this requirement.

Course Structure

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) consists of Twenty seven (27) units of competency, comprising 24 core units and 3 elective units, in accordance with the packaging rules.


Core Units


BSBWHS513   Lead WHS risk management
BSBOPS504 Manage Business Risk
CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Elective Units


CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work


Entry Requirements

There are no stated entry requirements into this qualification

International Students

International students must be 18 years of age or above and provide evidence of the following published entry requirements as stated below:

Academic Entry Requirements

Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.

English Language Entry Requirements:

IELTS score 6.0 (with no bands less than 5.5) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Career opportunities

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Education Pathways

Graduates who successfully complete the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) may undertake CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) or a relevant bachelor degree at a university or higher education provider.

Exit Point/Award

Students that successfully complete all 27 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.