International Course Info

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

  • National Code: CPC50210
  • CRICOS Code: 072913G

The building and construction industry is constantly growing so what better time to explore a career as a builder or building manager.

A Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will give you the training you need to work on the construction of low to medium rise residential and commercial buildings. You will learn how to supervise construction work, apply structural principles to building work, evaluate tender documentation, hire contractors and produce cost estimations for building and construction projects.

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.

The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Licensing and Regulatory Requirements:

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. Occupational licenses are required nationally.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Work Placement Requirements:

Students will be required to complete 400 hours of work placement during the course within the industry. Students will be required to complete a logbook for record of the work placement so they can practice their skills and embed the knowledge they have learned during the course.

It is recommended that students seek out industry related work to assist them to complete this work placement requirement to successful complete this course.

Subject area: Building and Construction

Course code:
Course fee:
1 Year


  • Prerequisite: Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (19734)

    FOR 2020

    Granville Total course fee: A$21,360 Enrol: Feb
    Nirimba Total course fee: A$21,360 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo Total course fee: A$21,360 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2021

    Granville Total course fee: A$21,360 Enrol: Feb
    Nirimba Total course fee: A$21,360 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Ultimo Total course fee: A$21,360 Enrol: Feb (Full) , Jul


    To receive the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which 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.





    The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (S19735) includes the following units:

    • CPCCBC5004A- Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
    • CPCCBC5005A- Select and manage building and construction contractors
    • CPCCBC5007A- Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contract
    • CPCCBC5009A- Identify services layout and connection methods in medium rise construction projects

    Meets one of the requirements for a Fair Trading NSW Contractor Licence (Building). Please visit Fair Trading NSW website for all of the licence requirement details.


    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

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


    • Project manager on medium rise building projects.
    • Builder


    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.