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1 Year


The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) gives you the skills and knowledge to advance your career in building and construction management roles in a booming global industry.

Explore the many aspects of modern construction; develop leadership abilities to manage a construction site, analyse and interpret complex technical documents and ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

TAFE NSW is the leading education and training provider in Australia, with over 130 years of history. Our building and construction courses are designed to ensure you graduate with the skills and attributes required to succeed.


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Through course work, you will learn to:

  • Plan low to medium rise building projects
  • Identify and produce estimated project costs
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documents
  • Manage project quality and risk
  • Manage contracts and contractors
  • Apply structural principles to low and medium rise construction


TAFE NSW is known for delivering training with a focus on developing your practical abilities. You will strengthen your skills in:

  • Communicating with key stakeholders
  • Planning and managing construction work
  • Understanding and selecting building materials for a range of construction types
  • Supervising, leading and managing a team


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for the construction industry
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Outstanding time management


Construction is one of the largest job generators in the world. In fact, the construction industry is expected to account for 14.7% of all global economic output by 2030.

Government infrastructure projects in the UK, Indonesia, India, USA and China are expected to drive the demand for qualified construction managers, with strong leadership skills to keep projects running on schedule and within budget.


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:

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and organisational skills to coordinate construction
  • Good mathematical and computer skills
  • Attention to detail

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 website 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.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb A$21,360
Nirimba Feb , Jul A$21,360
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$21,360
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb A$21,360
Nirimba Feb , Jul A$21,360
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$21,360


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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 provide quality, personalised services 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.