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International Course Info

Course code:

S19735

Course fee:

A$21,360

Duration

1 Year

OVERVIEW

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, analyse and interpret complex technical documents, build your leadership skillset, manage contractors and apply what you learn through extensive work placement with Australian industry experts.

TAFE NSW is the leading provider of education and training 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.



SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

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 YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Stand out in a global job market with the key professional skills needed to work effectively with a range of people on a building site:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Outstanding time management
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Business management

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.


INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

PreRequisite:


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.


Work placement helps you practise your new skills and knowledge in a real industry environment.

Before you can enter and gain work experience on a construction site in Australia, you must complete the general induction training program (commonly known as White Card training). This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Work Placement Hours

  • It is a requirement that you organise and complete 400 hours of industry-based work placement during the course.
  • You will also be required to record your work placement in a logbook.
  • Placements generally only begin after you have had a reasonable amount of contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning.
  • If you are unable to arrange your work placement your teacher can assist you.


Preparing For Your Work Placement

  • Work placement will help you develop your capacity to complete, coordinate and supervise general building work in residential and commercial construction. To ensure you get the most out of the experience, your work placement must meet the requirements below:
  • Have access to a range of job sites across a number of classes of buildings, as defined in the National Construction Code. This must include: Class 1 and 10 (residential buildings) and At least one of Classes 2 - 9b (commercial buildings)
  • Must be employed by a building contractor who has a current NSW Fair Trading contractor licence in full general building work and you must be supervised and directed in your work by someone who holds an endorsed contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate in the residential building work in which they operate, or qualified supervisor certificate in the residential building work in which they operate
  • Or you must be employed in commercial construction and supervised by someone with current industry experience at a professional or para-professional level in the construction industry. This may be evidenced by registration on the National Building Professionals Register (at level 1)
  • Your supervisor must confirm your work placement experience in a report.

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.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

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
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

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

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, 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

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

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:
  • Total of 18 units of competency:
  • 13 core units
  • 5 elective units.
  • The elective units must be selected as follows:
  • a minimum of 3 elective units must be from Group A units below
  • a maximum of 2 further elective units may be from Group B units below
  • 1 elective unit may be from Diploma level in from CPC08 or another endorsed Training Package, provided that the industry context of the qualification is maintained
  • 2 elective units may be from any Certificate IV in CPC08
  • 1 elective unit may be from any Advanced Diploma in CPC08.
  • Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.
  • Core Units:
  • BSBOHS504B Apply principles of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risk management
  • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
  • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
  • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
  • CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
  • CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
  • CPCCBC5018B Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5006B Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects
  • CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
  • CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • CPCCBC5012A Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
  • CPCCBC5013A Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
  • CPCSUS5001A Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • CPSUS5002A Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency
  • CPCSUS5003A Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies
  • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
  • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • BSBITA401 Design databases
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents
  • BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
  • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
  • BSBSLS502 Lead and Manage a sales team
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 Lead team effectiveness
  • CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • CPCCBC4006B Select procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
  • CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5006A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to medium rise building projects
  • CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
  • CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • CPCCBC5012A Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
  • CPCCBC5013A Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
  • CPCCBCBC5014A Conduct asbestos assessment associated with removal
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPPDSM5022A Implement asset management plan

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

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

STUDY PATHWAYS

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.


STUDY PACKAGES

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.


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