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.
Occupational titles may include:
- General Foreperson
- Building Inspector
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have access to a live building and construction workplace to meet the requirements detailed in the Assessment Requirements of core unit CPCCBC4008 Supervise communication and administration processes for building and construction projects.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.
Who should do it?
This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working in a construction environment.
How will undertaking this course benefit you?
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context.
Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
The CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) in class training and assessment course is designed to enable potential builders and others in the industry to improve their business skills and technical knowledge so that they can successfully manage their building and construction business and projects. Participants will be assessed against skills and knowledge that meet current industry requirements for the building
Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.
Participants resources that are required
All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.
All participants will need basic computer skills and access to wifi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.
Are there any entry requirements?
Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.
All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi/.
You are currently working on active construction projects.
You have more than three (3) years’ experience in the building and construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years).
You must be 15 years or older.
How much does this course cost?
The course fees are $4,500.
Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.
How long will it take to complete this course?
This course takes 12 months to complete.
How is it delivered?
This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:
Face to face training
In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.
Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.
Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced
Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)
As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.
Mixed mode training
A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online
Where is it?
Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.
What do I get from it?
Upon successful completion participants receive a certificate from Best Option Training for CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 27 units of competency made up of:
- 24 core units
- 3 elective units
A maximum of one unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.
An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the below Prerequisite requirements table for details.
|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 projects
|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
|Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
|Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building projects up to three storeys
|Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction
|Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
|Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for large building projects
|Conduct air monitoring and clearance inspections for asbestos removal work
|Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
|Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency
|Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies
|Implement asset management plan
Unit of competency
CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
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
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
What do I need to bring?
- 100 points of identification
- A pen
- Closed footwear
- High visibility shirt or vest
- Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.