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1 Year


Join a dynamic industry and enhance your capabilities with the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). Strengthen your skills in the building and construction industry and gain experience to move into supervisory roles. In this course you'll learn how to manage a construction site and ensure projects are completed on time and within budget, developing your leadership ability.

This is a great course to grow your industry experience and knowledge to prepare for possible roles such as a builder, construction supervisor or estimator.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Build your experience and get practical skills in: 

  • Estimating costs
  • Sourcing building materials
  • Leading a team
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications
  • Selecting and preparing contracts


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A passion for the building and construction industry
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to solve problems
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • An interest in technical details
  • An aptitude for working with your hands
  • Good time management


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Estimator


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

English Language Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
  • Successfully complete the General Induction Training (White Card) which will allow you entry into a construction worksite.

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Excellent organisational abilities to coordinate construction
  • Great problem solving skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

The qualification meets one of the requirements for a NSW Fair Trading Contractor Licence (Building). Please visit Fair Trading NSW for all licensing requirements.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Nirimba Feb , Jul A$23,500
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$23,500
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb A$23,500
Nirimba Feb , Jul A$23,500
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$23,500


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service 
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) support  
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling, and Pathways Service 
  • Smarthinking – online access to a tutor 
  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • 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
  • 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
  • BSBPMG532 - Manage project quality
  • CPCCBC5004 - Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC5009 - Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.