CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Jump off the tools and transform your career with the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). Learn the real-world skills and knowledge to plan, manage, supervise and complete the construction of medium rise buildings.

The superseded CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction is in transition until November 2022.

The Diploma is the qualification required to obtain a building licence in a number of states, including:

  • ACT – B Class building licence
  • NSW – Trade-qualified building licence
  • TAS – Builder Medium-rise
  • QLD – Builder Medium-rise
  • VIC – Domestic Builder (Unlimited)
  • WA – Building practitioner licence

Please check other requirements with the licensing body as these change from time to time.

Funding is available for this qualification in the following states:

  • ACT – Apprenticeship
  • NSW – Smart and Skilled (Training Priority and Apprenticeship)
  • QLD – Construction Skills Queensland
  • Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers – nationally


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    This nationally-recognised CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction is ideal for project managers and construction managers ready to tackle bigger challenges. Learn the real-world skills and knowledge to plan, manage, supervise and complete the construction of medium rise buildings.

    Learn how to apply building codes and standards to job sites. Prepare contracts and cost estimates. Gain the skills to manage subcontractors. This Diploma will give you all the knowledge you need to manage medium-rise construction projects from start to finish.

    Enjoy the flexible learning options this course offers. Study at your own pace through online learning and easily fit your study around your work and personal life. Got experience on a construction site? Fast-track your qualification with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Are you an organisation looking to upskill your construction team? Talk to us about our face-to-face training for groups of 8+.

    Learning Outcomes
    This qualification is designed to meet the needs of senior managers within building and construction firms.
    Course Fees and Funding

    $9,150 online & RPL
    Fees are GST exempt

    Successful completion of the qualification within the course duration period, a completion rebate of $500 will be paid.

    This qualification has NSW Smart and Skilled funding available.

    This qualification has Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers funding available – more information is here https://skillscheck.com.au/skills-checkpoint-online-application/

    If you live or work in the ACT you may also be eligible for funded training.  A tuition fee of $350 applies for ACT User Choice enrolments in this qualification.

    Funding for this qualification may be available under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) arrangement. Check our funding page here for details.

    Support and Delivery
    Take advantage of our flexible training and assessment options, designed for busy people. Transformed offers two flexible learning pathways:

    1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.
    2. Online Learning – The learning environment provides access to study guides, assessment materials & submission links and online support from your assessor
      Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and assessor contact.

    Talk to our team about the right course delivery for you.
    Are you looking to upskill your employees?

    Talk to us about face-to-face delivery available within organisations for groups of 8 or more.

    Course Structure
    Complete 27 subjects (24 core and 3 electives)
    Course Duration
    The completion timeframe for this qualification is 36 months.
    Core Units
    Unit code Unit Title
    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 medium rise building and construction projects
    CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of on-site building or 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 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
    CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances
    BSBOPS504 Manage risk
    BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management

    Elective Units

    Unit code Unit Title
    CPCCBC5004 Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
    CPCCBC5006 Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building projects up to 3 storeys
    CPCCBC5009 identify service layout and connection methods for Type C and B constructions

    Learn more about these competencies

    Student Profile
    This course is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client:

    • Project administration and co-ordination officers
    • Construction Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Construction Superintendants
    • Builders
    Career and Salary
    Construction Project Manager

    Source: www.seek.com.au 

    Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course, however we recommend you have experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards.

    Expected level of student skills: It is expected students have a level of digital literacy to access information, communicate and complete training and assessment activities using a computer/tablet and our online learning platform. Students will be required to complete a number of tasks independently, and to have the skills to manage their own time and study. Students are expected to be able to research and analyse information, and to apply knowledge to real world situations.

    Students will be required to independently read and understand a range of different documents including organisation policies, plans, guidelines & procedures, external documentation (may include codes, policies and articles), handbooks, instruction guides (and where applicable drawing and plans). Students are also required to develop written documentation, including risk assessments, action plans, logs, reports.

    A key skill for this program is the ability to effectively communicate with others in English.

    Technology requirements: Students should be able to access and use computer/tablet device with word processing software, internet browser, email account and webcam/microphone and speakers (or headset). An internet connection is also required.

    • Self-assessment
    • Third-party assessment
    • Completion of a portfolio of evidence

    Assessment for the Diploma is against the competency standards within the Construction Training Package (CPC08). Expect to spend about 60 hours on assessment tasks.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Skilled in construction management, but not qualified? Use your existing skills to get a head-start on your Diploma.

    Talk to our team to find out if you are eligible for RPL.