CPC50220 DIPLOMA OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (BUILDING)
Take on bigger and more rewarding challenges like starting your own business with our Diploma.
Study in-person or online
53-78 weeks part-time
Builder, Construction Manager
$60,000 - $200,000*
Why study this course?
If you feel you’re ready to tackle bigger and more rewarding challenges in the construction industry and start your own building business, then our Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will help get you there.
What will you learn?
Throughout the course, you will learn the professional skills and knowledge required to manage, supervise and execute building and construction projects including residential, industrial and commercial buildings up to three stories.
How can you study?
Online as part of our interactive virtual classroom
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About the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction
Everything you need to know about this nationally recognised qualification, delivered by Builders Academy Australia (RTO 21583 only).
Open Career Pathways
With a nationally-recognised qualification, you will potentially be able to pursue roles such as
- project supervisor
- building manager
- site supervisor
- project manager
- foreperson on a range of building and construction projects
Entry Requirements for the Diploma of Building and Construction
We run two separate streams for this course, one for people with 5+ years of industry experience (experienced stream). We also run classes for those with less than 5 years of experience (standard stream).
For our experienced stream, you must be currently working with at least five years of experience or you must have prior learning by obtaining a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).
Duration of the Diploma of Building and Construction
BAA offers two streams for this program, depending on your level of experience in building and construction.
- Standard Stream: Part-time, two nights per week of facilitator-led classes for 62 weeks.
*Total duration is typically between 62 to 78 weeks when taking into account unavoidable class breaks, public holidays and Christmas Shutdown period as applicable including an additional 8 weeks assessment time if required at the end of the program.
- Experienced Stream: Part-time, two nights per week of facilitator-led classes for 53 weeks.
*Total duration is typically between 53 to 67 weeks when taking into account unavoidable class breaks, public holidays and Christmas Shutdown period as applicable including an additional 8 weeks assessment time if required at the end of the program.
Students may require up to 8 hours per week outside of class times to complete additional learning and assessment activities, yet this will vary based on each learner.
Minimum Technology Requirements for the Diploma of Building and Construction
BAA uses a learning management system (LMS) for online course delivery and assessment submission.
The following are the minimum information technology requirements to enable optimal access to the LMS:
PC – Windows Operating System
- Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Exclude S Mode)
- Single-core 1Ghz or higher
- 2GB of free disk space
- 8GB RAM
- Chrome 119 or later (preferred)
- Microsoft Edge 118 or later
- Firefox 120 or later
- Safari 16 or later (Mac only)
The minimum screen resolution: 1200×800. Ensure you have the largest possible screen for the best experience. (Minimum 13-inch Display for PC/Laptop and MAC)
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) (preferred)
- LibreOffice (Microsoft Office Suite alternative)
- Acrobat Reader
Mobile Apps (Optional)
- iOS 11 or later
- iPadOS 13 or later
- Android 6.0 or later
- iOS 15 or later
- Android 8.0 or later
- Mac OS X 10.11 or later
- 2GB of free disk space
- 8GB RAM
VR Centre (Only for Cert IV and Diploma B&C – Module C)
- Processor: 4-core processor
- 3GB of free disk space
- 2GB RAM
These are Recommended Specifications. The VR Centre app can run on much lower specs
Getting your builders licence
Builders licence application made easy with Builders Academy Mentoring Program!
Do you require assistance and guidance preparing for the Application for Registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)? The VBA requires builder’s registration applicants to have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as a building practitioner. This can be a very complicated and thorough process, involving filling in a lot of documents that require a lot of attention to detail.
As part of our CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction, we are now providing assistance with this process. Find out more here.
Licence and registration requirements will depend on the state that you live in. Please follow the links below for more information.
VIC // NSW // QLD // ACT // SA // WA // TAS // NT
Our Diploma courses cover tender documentation, structural principles, construction costing systems, hiring of building and construction contractors and much more for both commercial buildings and medium-rise building projects. Our Diploma of Building and Construction can be completed online from the comfort of your own home via our unique Virtual Classroom learning.
Tuition fees and payment options
For Victorian students, there’s good news! This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students. You may be eligible for subsidies through the Victorian Skills First Funding, making the financial load of your education significantly lighter.. Check our FEES section for information on payment options and fees in your state. If you have any questions please get in touch with us on 1300 LEGEND.
Please follow the links below to see the fees and payment options for each state.
Study the Diploma of Building and Construction Online
We offer the Diploma of Building and Construction online or in-person. Virtual classroom (online delivery), or physical classroom depends on your location and requirements.
The Diploma of Building and Construction is delivered with both theory and practical elements, with a mixture of classroom, group discussions, and individual research (including online study).
Assessment combines classroom participation, observation, practical and written presentation and self-paced exercises online in the students’ own time. They will also be assessed on the development of a portfolio of evidence throughout the duration of the course.
Near the completion of the diploma, site surveys will be conducted for practical demonstrations of skills on a building and construction site, as a requirement for some units of competency.
BAA will reasonably assist those students without access to building and construction projects (where required).
Students will need to have access to the following:
- Optical or Laser Level
We supply most materials and will contact you once you’re registered to confirm final unit selection, materials and fees.
Cert IV + Diploma FAQs
Course information and delivery
What will I learn in the Diploma of Building and Construction?
The Diploma of Building and Construction offered by Builders Academy Australia provides a comprehensive education on the construction process, building codes, and managing building projects. This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed, whether they are working on residential or commercial constructions.
One of the key focuses of this diploma program is the construction process. Students will learn about the different stages of building construction, from planning and design to project management and completion. They will also gain an understanding of the various building materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction process. This knowledge is essential for anyone looking to work in the building and construction industry, as it provides a foundation for understanding the complexities of construction projects.
Another important aspect of the Diploma of Building and Construction is the emphasis on building codes. Building codes are regulations that set out the minimum standards for construction practices, materials, and design. These codes ensure that buildings are safe, energy-efficient, and accessible to all people. Students in this program will learn about the different building codes that apply to residential and commercial constructions, as well as how to interpret and apply these codes in their work.
In addition to the theoretical knowledge provided in this course, students will also have the opportunity to apply their learning in practical, on-site building projects. This hands-on experience is essential for developing the skills necessary to manage building projects. By working on actual construction sites, students will gain first-hand experience with the challenges and complexities of building projects. This experience will prepare them to work as effective managers and supervisors in the building and construction industry.
The Diploma of Building and Construction also provides a focus on managing building projects. Students will learn about project management techniques, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and risk management. They will also learn about effective communication strategies for working with contractors, subcontractors, and other stakeholders. These skills are essential for successfully managing building projects and ensuring that they are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
Overall, the Diploma of Building and Construction offered by Builders Academy Australia is an excellent program for anyone looking to start their career. This course provides a comprehensive education on the construction process, building codes, managing building projects, on-site building, and the differences between residential and commercial constructions. With this knowledge and hands-on experience, graduates of this program will be well-prepared to work as successful managers, supervisors, and builders in the construction industry.
What is the difference between a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and a Diploma of Building and Construction
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction and the Diploma of Building and Construction are both vocational education and training courses designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed.
The Certificate IV course focuses on practical skills required to manage a construction site, while the Diploma course provides a broader understanding of the industry and the key principles of construction management. Certificate IV is suitable for those looking to work as site managers or supervisors, while the Diploma is more appropriate for those looking to work in construction management.
Both courses are valuable in their own right and are designed to meet the needs of the construction industry. The choice between the two will depend on an individual’s career goals and aspirations.
Is the Diploma of Building and Construction nationally recognised
Yes, as a Registered Training Organisation, the training programs of Builders Academy Australia are recognised nationally, providing qualifications issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Builders Academy Australia has been awarded:
- 2018 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2020 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2020 Australian Small Training Provider of the Year
How does the virtual classroom work?
- Live Trainer-Led Sessions In Real Time
- Interactive- Engage With Like-Minded People
- Real Support From Real Trainers
The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) runs two nights a week.
Career and registration
Will I be a registered builder upon completion of the Diploma of Building and Construction?
If you want to become a builder, you’ll need to get registered. Building licenses are managed and regulated by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). While we can give you a rundown on what you need to know, you can find all the information you need on their website.
The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50220) and Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40120) course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). It is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder, and to expand your possibilities of working on building and construction projects.
Course requirement and funding
What do I need to start the Diploma of Building and Construction?
- A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office
- Internet access
- Being available during the hours set on the timetable
Prior learning may also be required depending on the stream. For the complete enrolment checklist and process, check the diploma course guide or speak to a course advisor.
Is government funding available for me?
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students.
Confirm if you’re eligible for government funding online: Funding Eligibility Indicator here or speak to our course advisors on 1300 534 363
How can I decide the right course for me
It is important to carefully consider your career goals and choose a course that best aligns with your aspirations. With the skills and knowledge acquired through either course, students can work on building projects as builders, site managers, construction supervisors, building surveyors, or construction project managers.
Find out if this course is right for you
✓ See if you’re eligible for funding
✓ Estimated salary outcomes
✓ Learn about studying in-person or online
✓ Receive the course guide