Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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    12 months part-time
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    Builder | Construction Manager | Construction Worker | Construction Supervisor | Construction Coordinator | View All

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Start your construction management career with this Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) course from Everthought Education.

Designed for students with no prior experience in construction, this course will equip you with the core skills, knowledge and experience required to work in management positions in the building and construction industry in just one year.

In this course, you’ll build strong foundation skills and knowledge in how to work safely and effectively to successfully lead construction sites and teams. You’ll learn how to manage building codes and occupational health and safety standards; estimate costs and schedules for building work; interpret and supervise building plans; procure labour and materials for work; and apply structural engineering principles to construction work.

With a combined online and in-person delivery, this course offers the flexibility of online learning with the practicality of a real-world workplace. If you’re a natural problem-solver who likes taking the lead, this course could be your first step towards a rewarding and exciting career in construction management.


There are no prerequisites for this course. Students will be required to take a language, literacy and numeracy assessment before starting this course.

In this building course, the subjects you may study include: 

Core subjects:

  • BSBOHS504B — Apply principles of OHS risk management
  • BSBPMG505A — Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG508A — Manage project risk
  • CPCCBC4001A — Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • CPCCBC4003A — Select and prepare a construction contract
  • CPCCBC4004A — Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010B — Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • CPCCBC4013A — Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC5001B — Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
  • 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
  • CPCCBC5018A — Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

Elective subjects:

  • CPCCBC4005A — Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • CPCCBC4014A — Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPCCBC5005A — Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5007B — Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCSUS5001A — Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Everthought Education is a leading national expert in training and skills development for the building and construction industry, established in 2011.

With purpose-built training centres in Brisbane and Perth, and virtual classrooms led by trainers and assessors Australia-wide, Everthought Education offers hands-on practical experience with flexible study options that won’t interrupt your life.

Students can choose from a range of specialised building and construction qualifications, from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma-level courses. Students are also eligible to have prior professional experienced recognised by Everthought Education with a formal academic qualification.

Everthought Education understands the real world.

With blended learning opportunities, students will benefit from online learning with a team of national experts, while building practical skills in purpose-designed, real-world facilities.

Students with previous work experience can also apply to have this formally recognised as prior learning towards their qualification. Everthought Education’s team of expert assessors will assess skills, identify gaps, and recommend gap training if necessary.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of course course, you will receive a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) from Everthought Education.

This course will equip you with the fundamental skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in management roles in small to medium-sized building and construction companies. With this qualification, you'll be able to seek work as a builder, building project manager or construction supervisor.

You'll graduate with the skills and experience required to work safely, accurately and effectively, and have the confidence to successfully manage work and teams.

Jobs in this industry are in high demand, and construction managers can earn more than double the average Australian weekly full-time wage, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


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

How Much Will It Cost?

The fee for this course is $11,400.

Everthought Education offers flexible payment options to accommodate your needs, including:

  • Credit card payment
  • Debit card payment
  • Payment plan
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