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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 24 months

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    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Take your building career to the next level, and move off the tools into managerial roles by studying this Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) course. Offered by North Coast TAFE in partnership with Open Colleges, this course is delivered entirely online meaning you can study at your own pace and gain a nationally recognised qualification without any class time.

The program is designed to equip you with the fundamentals needed to excel in construction management and covers key areas such as project management, building codes and standards, contracts, project tenders, cost estimates and sub-contractor management. You will also learn to develop original and creative approaches to eco-friendly design and construction. Your qualification also equips you with the vital industry knowledge, allowing you to work well within work health and safety laws, regulatory frameworks, and complex building industry legislation.


There are no formal education entry requirements for this course; so anyone can apply! However, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some exposure to building and construction work.

Areas of study

In this building and construction course, the subjects you will study include:

  • CPCCBC4012B - Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • CPCCBC5001B - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
  • CPCCBC5018A - Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • CPCCBC5009A - Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
  • CPCCBC5004A - Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5007B - Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCCBC4013A - Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC4003A - Select and prepare a construction contract
  • BSBPMG505A - Manage project quality
  • BSBOHS504B - Apply principles of OHS risk management
  • BSBPMG508A - Manage project risk
  • CPCCBC5005A - Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5002A - Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5003A - Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
  • CPCCBC5010B - Manage construction work
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) from North Coast TAFE. This course meets the nationwide requirements for licensed builder registration and is your ideal pathway to a career in the building industry either working for an established building company or within your own business.

Curious about where a career in building & construction could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Building Contractor
  • Building Technician
  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
  • Foreman
  • Site Supervisor
  • Estimator

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Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just 56 weekly instalments of $98.63 with a $100 depositPay $6,392 upfront and save 20%

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