Strengthen your skills in the building industry and gain experience for supervisory roles. Develop leadership abilities to manage a construction site and ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply building codes and standards, legal requirements and structural principals
Prepare building sketches and drawings
Perform site surveys to set out a building site
Estimate and monitor costs
Schedule labour and materials
Manage project quality, risks, contracts and contractor performance
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in supervising the progress of a project and managing staff
The ability to apply for an NSW builders licence (with additional requirements)
Skills and knowledge to start your own building enterprise
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
That you have achieved the Year 12 Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) evidenced by a copy of your certificate
That you hold a valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)
Before your first day of class you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 4 across the five bands of literacy and 4 across one band of numeracy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success. Your teacher will let you know when this must be completed.
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Excellent organisational abilities to coordinate construction
Great problem-solving skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Project Builders manage the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings.
Other jobs include: Builder, General foreperson, Construction supervisor, Contracts administrator and Estimator
To be qualified as a licensed builder in NSW, you need to apply for a builders licence. This course meets part of the requirements. Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements before you enrol.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 27 Units of competency, including 24 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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