CPC50220- Diploma of Building and Construction

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1 Year


73 Sarton Rd, Clayton-3168

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Face to face

Course Price


Course Information

The Diploma of Building and Construction is a qualification that seeks to develop management skills for students in the residential/commercial low-rise building space. Learn how to manage contracts and tender documentation, prepare estimates and monitor costing systems and much more from experienced trainers with a valuable industry standard skill set.

This qualification prepares with the right skills and knowledge to become a Site Manager, Project Manager or Registered Building Practitioner.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


Who Should Apply and Why?

Target groups for the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career as a builder or site supervisor
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications

What Can I Expect?

Our Diploma of Building and Construction in Melbourne includes the following units:


The following units are included in this course and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.

Unit Code


Core Units


Manage risk


Lead WHS risk management


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings


Select, prepare and administer a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction project.


Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction


Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects


Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work


Select and manage building and construction contractors


Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor


Manage construction work


Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction


Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys


Manage building and construction business finances



Manage project quality


Manage project stakeholder engagement


Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry

Training and Assessment Information

The qualification is delivered over 78 weeks comprising of:

  • 6 terms of 10 weeks each (60 weeks total)
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 18 weeks (as specified in the timetable).
  • Students are required to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week.
  • Homework is expected to be approximately 5 – 7 hours a week.

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Assessment methods include:

  • Knowledge Tasks
  • Practical / Simulation Tasks

Course Progress and Attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements.

Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

Student Support

We offer students who undertake our building and construction courses the following in relation to support and welfare.
  • One-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • Support with personal issues
  • Access to additional learning resources
  • Reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • Social events
  • A buddy program
  • Resource Requirements

    You are required to bring your own laptop with Office 365 (or similar program) to all classes. These costs are not included in your course fees.

    Course Credit

    You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at avtraining.edu.au.

    What Are the Entry Requirements?

    Australian Vocational Training has the following entry requirements for our building and construction courses:
  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following
  • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test.
  • Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    The Diploma of Building and Construction has the following fees:

    Enrolment fee

    $200 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

    Course fees

    Total cost is AUD $23,180

    Non-tuition fees
    (GST Inc.)

    Total course materials – $990.00

    Where to From Here?

    If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement You should make sure you read through this document carefully to make sure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us.

    Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice for the first payment.

    The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

    This course outline should be read in conjunction with Australian Vocational Training International Student Handbook. This can be found online at avtraining.edu.au.

    How Can I Apply?

    To apply for our Diploma of Building and Construction in Melbourne, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence, including copies of your:

    • High School Certificate
    • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.

    Give us a call, send us an email or fill out our online enquiry form to chat with our professional support team. We’ll be happy to answer any queries you might have about our building and construction courses.


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