Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Do you want to take the next step in your career or move away from being on the tools each day.  Are you interested in managing residential, industrial or commercial building projects?
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
18 Months
Qualification Code
CPC50220

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

This qualification reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes and standards, risk analysis, financial management, estimating, preparing and administering building and construction contracts, selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and managing construction work in building projects including residential and commercial. Students who complete the Diploma can apply to become a registered builder with the VBA in various categories including Domestic Builder Unlimited – DBU or undertake roles as project manager, construction manager or control domectic or commercial projects

  • Site manager
  • Builder
  • Construction project manager
  • Foreman/supervisor
  • Foreman/supervisor

This qualification will help you to meet the licencing/registration requirements to become a registered builder.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

MANAGE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS FINANCES
CPCCBC5019
APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS UP TO THREE STOREYS
CPCCBC5018
MANAGE PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL AND LEGAL REPORTS ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC5013
MANAGE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND PROCESSES IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
CPCCBC5011
MANAGE CONSTRUCTION WORK
CPCCBC5010
ADMINISTER THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR
CPCCBC5007
SELECT AND MANAGE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
CPCCBC5005
SUPERVISE THE PLANNING OF ON-SITE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
CPCCBC5003
MONITOR COSTING SYSTEMS ON COMPLEX BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC5002
APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR TYPE B CONSTRUCTION
CPCCBC5001
APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR CLASS 2 TO 9 TYPE C BUILDINGS
CPCCBC4053
APPLY SITE SURVEYS AND SET-OUT PROCEDURES TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4018
PREPARE SIMPLE BUILDING SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS
CPCCBC4014
PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION
CPCCBC4013
READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CPCCBC4012
APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
CPCCBC4010
APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4009
SUPERVISE SITE COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION PROCESSES FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4008
PRODUCE LABOUR AND MATERIAL SCHEDULES FOR ORDERING
CPCCBC4005
IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4004
SELECT, PREPARE AND ADMINISTER A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT
CPCCBC4003
APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR CLASS 1 AND 10 BUILDINGS
CPCCBC4001
LEAD WHS RISK MANAGEMENT
BSBWHS513
MANAGE BUSINESS RISK
BSBOPS504
SUPERVISE AND APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS TO THE SELECTION OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
CPCCBC5004
MANAGE PROJECT STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
BSBPMG538
MANAGE PROJECT QUALITY
BSBPMG532
One full day, one evening and access to the teacher one evening

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Although there are no entry requirements specified in the Training Package it is recommended that for this program at FedUni TAFE that applicants have 8 years’ including 4 years as an apprentice, experience working in the Building and Construction industry eg trades person, supervisor, foreman, project administrator.

The amount, scope and relevance of each applicants building and construction industry work experience will be determined at the pre-training review. 

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LCA

National course code: CPC50220

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$0$9,812$25,637

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

VET Student Loans

A VET Student Loan from the Australian Government can cover all or part of your tuition fees for some Diploma/Advanced Diploma programs (subject to availability).

A VET Student Loan is available for this program – up to a maximum of $16,788

For more information visit our VET Student Loan page.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Can lead into a Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Design and Construc

Course coordinator

Peter Eltringham