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Diploma of Building and Construction

CPC502220 Course Outline

Course CRICOS Code: 113691F
Duration: 52 weeks (40 weeks delivery plus 12 weeks term break)


Face to face 2 days a week


This qualification reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, risk and 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 with the following limitations:

  • Residential construction limited to National Construction Code Class 1 and 10 buildings to a maximum of 3 storeys.

  • Commercial construction limited to National Construction Code Class 2 to 9 buildings, Type C and B construction.


The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) consists of 27 units of competency, comprising 24 core units and 3 Elective units, in accordance with the packaging rules:


Unit of Competency

Core Units

BSBWHS513  Lead WHS risk management

BSBOPS504   Manage Business Risk

CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

CPCCBC5010  Manage construction work

CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects

CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances

CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor

CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects

CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract

CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors

CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings

CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys

CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work

CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

Elective Units

CPCSUS5001  Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBPMG532  Manage project quality

CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work


  • Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment

  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent 

  • Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.



After successfully achieving the Diploma of Building and Construction, candidates may may pathway into further higher education.

Occupational titles include

  • Builder

  • General Foreperson

  • Building Inspector


This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

 Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.



Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for what you already know. If you believe you have related skills or have relevant units/qualifications obtained in previous successful studies, please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for RPL/Credit.

Australian Health and Horticulture Institute Pty Ltd recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework by a Registered Training Organisation. 


2023 Fees:

  • Onshore

Tuition Fees  :  11,000 $

Material Fee :  1,000 $

  • Offshore

Tuition Fees  :  11,000 $

Material Fee :   1,000 $

Non-Tuition Fees*

Enrollment Fee: 300 $


For further information regarding studying with AHHI, please refer to our Student Handbook which outlines all additional terms, conditions, and information related to student life in Australia. 

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