National code: CPC50220

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Project Builder

Project Builders manage the construction, alteration and renovation of dwellings and other buildings.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    90%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    17,100 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    44 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,550

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    47 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    4% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Builder, General foreperson, Construction supervisor, Contracts administrator and Estimator

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor CPCCBC5007

  • Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys CPCCBC5018

  • Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction CPCCBC5011

  • Manage construction work CPCCBC5010

  • ... 6

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • 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

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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