CPC50220 Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)

Course Overview

Expand your building and construction company with this technical qualification designed for builders wanting to take the next step to successfully manage residential, commercial or industrial builds.

According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the number people working in construction management roles is expected to create around 54,000 job openings over the next five years, ensuring your skills will be in high demand. The average salary within Australia is estimated at $100,000 to $200,000.

In this course, you will gain extensive knowledge of building and construction theory and practices relative to low and medium-rise buildings. You will expand your knowledge in supervision, safety management, project planning and costing, and resource and financial management.

Successful completion of this technical qualification will allow you to then apply for a Builder – Low Rise License or Builder – Medium Rise License. For more information, please contact your Licensing Issuing Body or contact  Fresh Start Education by telephone on 1300 980 999 or via email at enrolments@freshstart.edu.au.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years or older and will be required to demonstrate the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills.Whilst there is no formal pre-requisite required, the building and 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 units of competency to be delivered in this context.

In addition, the 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 Work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement.

Entrants to this program will undergo a Pre-qualification Interview to determine suitability and assess current knowledge and experience, to ensure that this is the right qualification relative to your career progression.

A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment is offered to students that can demonstrate a minimum of two (2) years industry experience. The RPL Assessment process is undertaken by a qualified industry experienced Trainer & Assessor who will measure your prior knowledge and experience against the performance criteria of the qualification. As a result, you may not need to complete the entire qualification if you already possess some of the criteria taught within this qualification. If you apply for RPL and your application is successful you could:

  • Reduce or eliminate the need to undertake training in skills and knowledge you already have
  • Save time by reducing the number of classes that you will need to attend
  • Complete your qualification in a shorter time
  • Advance to a higher-level qualification in a shorter time, if desired.

Students may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer by providing evidence of previous studies where there is equivalence to the units of competency within the qualification. For more information please refer to the Fresh Start Education Student Handbook.

Course Structure

Fresh Start Education deliver relevant industry training and assessment that provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to achieve this Nationally Approved and Accredited Building & Construction qualification.

Our course content has been purposefully developed to be future-focused, complete with current industry topics that are practical and relevant to your trade.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 18 units of competency; comprised of 13 core units and 5 elective units.

To make sure this is the right qualification for you, please review the units of competency listed below to ensure that your scope of works meets the requirements of the qualification.

Core Units

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 buildings


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

+ 3 electives to be chosen based on desired licenced outcome.  For these electives, please complete the contact form and our experienced Enrolment Officers will contact you to discuss your options.

Delivery Method

Upon finalisation of the RPL Assessment, students’ will be provided with a Training Plan outlining the units of competency to be trained and assessed. Training delivery is varied to suit the individual learner’s needs. Training may vary from online delivery, classroom based and/or one on one at your workplace. Training will be scheduled in collaboration with you prior to commencement.

Technical Requirements

Students may need regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets
  • A PDF Reader installed
  • The Australian Building Codes Board, National Construction Code (latest version), accessed at https://ncc.abcb.gov.au/ncc-online/NCC

DURATION: Maximum 24 Months