Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (WA Only)

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  • Payment options:

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  • Duration:

    Self paced; up to 24 months

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  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Builder | Construction Manager |

This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

Learn the ins and outs of project management on a construction site with the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (WA Only) (CPC50210) from Open Colleges! This online course has been designed to meet the licensing requirements for Western Australia. 

So, what will you learn you ask? Log on and be led through all you need to know about how to project manage a site, including how to successfully plan, coordinate, execute and finalise the construction of medium-rise buildings. Get the skills and understanding to produce cost estimates; prepare contracts and evaluate project tenders; manage subcontractors; apply building codes and standards to job sites, and much more. 

You not only graduate with a premier learning experience but also a qualification that is recognised Australia-wide. 



To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of English to atleast a Year 10 level; AND
  • Be aged atleast 18 years old; AND
  • A reasonable level of fitness. 

There are no formal education requirements for this course. 

What You’ll Learn

In this building and construction course, the subjects you may 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
  • CPCCBC4014A - Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC5007B - Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCCBC4005A - Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • CPCCBC4013A - Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC4003A - Select and prepare a construction contract
  • BSBPMG505A - Manage project quality
  • 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

Why study with Open Colleges?

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.

Student Support

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) from Open Colleges, awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd. 

This course is tailored to meet the licensing requirements in Western Australia and meets the nationwide education requirements for registration as a licensed builder. As licencing varies from state to state, there may be extra requirements necessary to register. Roles in building and construction which you may pursue include: 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $7,690. Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $94.88 (80 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $6,152 upfront payment