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CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

National ID: CPC50210 State ID: W741
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Do you want to build a career from the foundations up to the ridge flashing?

When you complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) you will be ready for a career as a construction site manager, or (with additional experience) registered building practitioner.

Prospective applicants should already have (or have by course completion date) 7 years or more experience in the Building Industry.

Gain these skills:

  • coordinate the construction of residential buildings
  • building and contract law
  • quantities and estimating
  • site safety
  • timber code
  • project management
  • building contracts
  • workplace health and safety

This course covers the academic requirement for registration as a builder with Building Services Board.


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more


Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option. 

VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Online and on-campus study

Course study is completed over seven modules (3 units per module). Students will need to attend three days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) of on-campus workshops each month as per the delivery schedule. Assessments must be submitted within six months of the unit start date.

Start dates 

  • Module 1 - 17 February
  • Module 2 – 17 March
  • Module 3 – 21 April
  • Module 4 – 19 May
  • Module 5 – 16 June
  • Module 6 -  21 July
  • Module 7 – 18 August
  • Module 1 - 15 September
  • Module 2 – 13 October
  • Module 3 – 11 November
  • Module 4 – 16 February 2022
  • Module 5 – 16 March 2022
  • Module 6 – 20 April 2022
  • Module 7 – 18 May 2022

Online study

Students of this course will need to study online, with some attendance on-campus for orientation and then practical assessment. Your study will use online software, with access provided to you after enrolment. 

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

It is also recommended you are able to use headphones or a headset and a microphone to be able to engage with online discussions.

The nature of online study can involve a significant investment of time and the ability to be a focused, self-motivated learner. You should consider your personal circumstances and past study history before committing to study online.

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