CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Cricos Course Code: 103774H

What is the Qualification About?

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.

Qualification Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Macallan Entry Requirements

⇒ Students must meet academic and English entry requirements.
⇒ Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, or turning 18 years of age prior to commencement of their study.
⇒ Students require a completed Year 12 or equivalent; or Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study, LLN level and personal competencies .
⇒ Student’s must have English proficiency as guided by Macallan College’s English Proficiency Policy and Procedures.
If a student’s first language is not English, they must satisfy one of the following English language proficiency requirements:
⇒ International English Language Testing System (IELTS), academic module – score of 5.5 with no individual score less than 5.0. NOTE: All applicants from AL3 countries must sit an IELTS test.
⇒ Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – internet based test, a minimum score of 46.
Pre-entry Oxford English online test result of no less than B2 with no category lower than B1.

Course Duration

The anticipated time to complete the course is 78 Weeks, comprising of:
40 Weeks of Classroom/Workshop training
13 Weeks Vocational Placement
25 Weeks of academic review/break
*Academic break times are indicative and are subject to change

Delivery And Assessment

Classroom / face to face
Self-directed study
Vocational Placement

Training and Assessment will be conducted through a combination of blended learning environments. Both knowledge and skill assessments are required to be completed with a competent outcome for each unit to achieve your certificate.

Career Outcomes

Occupational titles may include:
⇒ Builder
⇒ General Foreperson
⇒ Building Inspector
⇒ Construction Manager


After completing this course, you could enrol into:
⇒ Bachelor of Construction Management

Certificate Issuance

A Certificate is issued where all 27 units have been deemed competent. A Statement of Attainment is issued when only some units are deemed competent and the course is not completed in full.

Issuing of your Certificate and or Statement of Attainment occurs within 30 days of your last unit being deemed competent, however, this may be delayed in the event that you have not provided your Unique Student Identifier (USI) or you have any outstanding fees.

Qualification Rules & Units of Competency

27 units in Total
24 core units + 3 elective units

The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination and suitable for industry required outcomes.

BSBOPS504 – Manage risk
BSBWHS513 – Lead WHS risk management
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
CPCCBC5001 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

CPCCBC5002 – Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
CPCCBC5003 – Supervise the planning of onsite building and 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 management 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
BSBPMG532 – Manage project quality
BSBPMG538 – Manage project stakeholder engagement
CPCSUS5001 – Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Fees & Charges

Contact the relevant campus for further information.


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