CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction

CRICOS Course Code: 103754A

Level 1, 158-160 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

The course duration is 69 weeks (65 weeks study period and 4 weeks term break)

Contact us on:  +61 3 9996 1986  / 
Email: info@tr4inright.edu.au

Blended learning: 70% in campus (face-to-face) and 30% online learning

Refer to the timetable

Course Guide


This qualification reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, risk and financial management, estimating, preparing and administering building and construction contracts, selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and managing construction work in building projects including residential and commercial with the following limitations:

  • Residential construction limited to National Construction Code Class 1 and 10 buildings to a maximum of 3 storeys.
  • Commercial construction limited to National Construction Code Class 2 to 9 buildings, Type C and B construction.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector

The 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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have access to a live building and construction workplace to meet the requirements detailed in the Assessment Requirements of core unit CPCCBC4008 Supervise communication and administration processes for building and construction projects.

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.

  1. Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of applying for admission.
  2. Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent level of study (in Australian or in applicant’s home country)
  3. ENGLISH Proficiency:
    1. Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent; or
    2. IELTS band score of 5.0 and satisfactory completion of an Upper
    3. Intermediate ELICOS or EAL/EAP program of 10 weeks or up to 20 weeks; or
    4. Successful completion of a 5-year education/study in a English speaking country such as Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa or United Kingdom; or
    5. If you originate from a country that is *exempt from meeting the English Language requirements set by the DHA, successful completion of Tr4in Right’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN); or
    6. Within 2 years of application date, successful completion in Australia of:
      • a foundation course; or
      • a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education; or
      • a substantial part (at least 70%) of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework (refer to www.aqf.edu.au/)
    7. Or any other form which satisfies the institution during the pre-enrolment interview.
  4. *For more information on exemption from meeting the English Language requirements (student visa assessment levels), refer to the Dept. of Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au)
  5. Prior to enrolment of commencement of training, completion of a Pre-training interview and to ensure that you have the necessary English Proficiency levels to meet the course requirements, you are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test.
    If you have any learning difficulties, you are encouraged to have a confidential discussion with our Student Support team prior to course commencement or enrolment or during your orientation.
  6. Basic digital literacy (to use digital technologies to access information via internet and use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  7. Access to own PC/laptop with internet to throughout the duration of the course. If this is not possible, students may access nearby public facilities or use the institute’s PC lab, provided there are no class activities.

Assessment may be both formative and summative and may include a combination of projects, assignments, written assessments, role plays, case studies and simulated workplace activities. 

On successful completion of this qualification, students may undertake a range of other Advanced Diploma level qualifications within the CPC Training Package or other Training Packages or under-graduate qualifications.  This qualification may support your application to become a Registered Builder with the Victorian Building Authority, depending on your industry experience.  Please note that Tr4in Right does not guarantee a license outcome.

Examples of occupational titles for students on successful completion of the qualification may include: Builder, Construction Manager or Site Manager.

Students may exit from the program at any point and be awarded a Statement of Attainment for any completed unit of competency

With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfer (CT) we can help fill the gaps in your knowledge to upgrade your qualification(s) faster.
To achieve this qualification, the following units of competency must be successfully completed:
Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units
BSBOPS504 Manage business 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
Elective Units
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement
CPCCBC4026 Arrange building applications and approvals
  • An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.
  • The selection of elective units represents a reduced suite of elective unit options that have been selected and is being offered by Tr4inRight. For more information about this course, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPC50220.

For Direct application, please contact us on:
Tel:  +61 3 9996 1986
Email: info@tr4inright.edu.au
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