Diploma of Building to Degree: Pathways with BAA & VU


It’s never too soon to start mapping your career. By researching building and construction courses, you can work out which steps you need to take to score your dream job.

In this article, we’ll show you how a diploma of building can lead to a bachelor’s degree. Read on to learn about the opportunities available to you during and after your studies with Builders Academy Australia (BAA) and Victoria University (VU).

Starting a Diploma of Building

A CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) offers so many opportunities. It qualifies you to take on a role as supervisor or manager for mid-rise building projects. It also gives you the skills to start your own business.

As a registered training provider, Builders Academy Australia offers a nationally recognised Diploma of Building. We’re a well-known and trusted provider and have helped hundreds of builders across the country kickstart their careers.

Our trainers are experts in their field, with years of industry experience, and a wealth of knowledge to share. They become your mentors, your connections and your friends.

Our trainers are always around to answer any questions about topics of study, or to give you industry insights.

After your diploma

Like many of our building courses, the Diploma of Building opens many doors. Once you earn your diploma, you could work in one of the following jobs:

  • Project Manager
  • Building Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Estimator
  • Project Supervisor
  • Foreperson

Alternatively, you might like to continue your studies while you pursue a high-level career in building and construction. A diploma of building qualifies you to enter a university.

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Take your career to the next level: Transition to a degree

Did you know that Victoria University is ranked in the top 2% of universities? Not only is it an all-round excellent uni, VU has been delivering building courses since 1916. At Builders Academy Australia, we’re chuffed to be VU partners!

Here are some benefits of using your BAA diploma to get into a VU degree:

Industry experience

Because VU has been training Victoria’s builders and engineers for so long, they have a lot of industry connections. They have excellent placement programs, and can hook you up with a company for industry experience. VU can also help you get an internship or cadetship, which looks great on your resume and can lead to a full-time job.

Smooth transition to uni

When getting your diploma with Builders Academy Australia, you’re guaranteed entrance to these VU courses:

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying (NBBS)
  • Bachelor of Building Design (NBBD)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

With your BAA diploma, you can seamlessly transition into your bachelors degree. Not only are you guaranteed entry, but you’re also guaranteed help with the application process.

Employment opportunities

We’ve already talked a bit about how VU’s industry connections help you find job placements. But these industry connections also help you get a job after you graduate, so it’s a win-win!

VU has connections in a huge range of industries and sectors, from private to public. Whether you’re interested in infrastructure, education, health, commercial, residential, luxury or mixed-use building, VU can help guide you towards the building career of your dreams.

With your bachelor’s degree from Victoria University, you could get land one of the following awesome roles:

  • Building Proprietor
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Building Contractor
  • Property Developer
  • Contract Administrator

Recognition of prior learning

The benefits of studying with VU don’t end there. If you want to shorten the time it takes to complete a Bachelor’s degree, then studying with BAA and VU is the way to go.

Because BAA and VU are industry partners, VU recognises the hard work you put into your diploma. You might be eligible for unit credits and recognition of prior learning, which can shorten the duration of your bachelor’s degree by up to a year and a half!

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Wrap up: Building courses with BAA and VU

Now that you understand a bit about how building courses work, you can start planning the steps you need to take to achieve your career goals. By doing a diploma with Builders Academy Australia, you can get into a Bachelor’s degree with Victoria University. You can also shorten the duration of your degree and get industry experience to help fast track your career.

Looking to take the next step in your career with a CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)? Contact our team at 1300 LEGEND (1300 534 363) or request a callback and we will get back to you with all the information you need.