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Medium Rise Construction

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

What’s it all about?

This training program is designed for experienced builders and construction professionals to achieve valuable skills in medium rise construction projects.

Training covers the building theory and practical construction of residential and commercial buildings - Medium Rise, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.

Completing this qualification may also be necessary in order to gain the technical and managerial skills and knowledge required to gain a builder licence or registration in your state or territory (check with your state or territory licencing body for application requirements).

On successful completion of this training, you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification:

  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This training consists of an industry supported combination of short courses. Due to builder registration requirements in Western Australia, the short courses contained within the qualification will differ between WA and the other states/territories in Australia.

The short courses in states and territories outside of WA are:

  • Residential Building Codes
  • Building Contracts
  • Building Structures
  • Estimating & Tendering
  • Codes for Medium Rise Construction
  • Structures for Medium Rise Construction
  • Sustainability Procedures
  • Contract Management for Medium Rise Construction
  • Project Planning for Medium Rise Construction
  • Project Management for Medium Rise Construction

The short courses in WA are:

  • Residential Building Codes
  • Residential Building Contracts
  • Residential Structures
  • Estimating & Tendering
  • Produce Ordering Schedules
  • Site Set-Out
  • Codes for Medium Rise Construction
  • Structures for Medium Rise Construction
  • Sustainability Procedures
  • Contract Management for Medium Rise Construction
  • Project Planning for Medium Rise Construction
  • Project Management for Medium Rise Construction

Who should do this training?

Existing Builders, Site Supervisors or Site Managers – or those wishing to move into these areas – would benefit from the completion of this qualification. Industry personnel needing to obtain a relevant builder licence or registration in their state or territory would also benefit from the completion of this training (check with your local licencing body regarding application requirements).

What do I need before I start?

HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience.

  • Suitable level of English reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • The ability to research, access and interpret complex documents
  • Knowledge of building terminology
  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (Construction Industry Card)
  • Access to a building site.

Desirable:

  • at least basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing

It is recommended that you have:

  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or other relevant level 4 qualification, OR
  • evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the above qualifications, OR
  • a minimum of 6 years Building and Construction experience with 3 years being experience in medium rise construction.

You can check your knowledge and find out about courses by contacting HIA Training on 1300 650 620.

Required resources

During this training, participants must have access to specific resources. Resources may include various codes and standards that are relevant to the subject matter. You may already have some or all of these resources, however it would cost approximately $960 for HIA members to purchase them all (correct at time of publishing). Your regional HIA Training staff can provide you with a list of these required resources and their indicative costs.

How long will it take?

The program should take around 12 to 18 months to complete, dependent on how this qualification is scheduled in your region. You will need to commit approximately 54-59 days of face-to-face training time. Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research and assessments.

Nationally Recognised Training details

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This qualification is comprised of 18 nationally recognised units of competency

  • 13 core units [C]
  • 5 elective units [E]

HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience. The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.

The elective units [E] listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.

For participants in WA only +:

HIA short course Units of competency Minimum face-to-face duration *
Residential Building Codes

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C]

21 hours
Residential Building Contracts CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract [C]
14 hours
Residential Structures

CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C]

CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings [E]

21 hours
Estimating & Tendering

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [C]

CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [C]
21 hours
Produce Ordering Schedules CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering [E]
21 hours

Site Set Out

(+ additional elective unit for Builder Registration purposes)
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects [E] 14 hours
Codes for Medium Rise Construction CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects [C]
42 hours
Structures for Medium Rise Construction CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings [C]
42 hours
Sustainability Procedures CPCSUS5001A Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability [E]
21 hours
Contract Management for Medium Rise Construction

CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors [E]

CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor [E]
49 hours
Project Planning for Medium Rise Construction

CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work [C]

BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management [C]

BSBPMG508A Manage project risk [C]
63 hours
Project Management for Medium Rise Construction

CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work [C]

BSBPMG505A Manage project quality [C]

CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects [C]
77 hours

+ Builder registration in WA:

Due to builder registration requirements in WA, specific elective units have been selected and incorporated into the qualification for participants in WA only. In addition to the qualification (18 units), we offer WA participants an additional elective unit to meet builder registration training requirements. On completion of this training, participants in WA will receive a qualification + a statement of attainment for the additional elective unit completed.

For participants located in all states and territories (except WA):

HIA short course Units of competency Minimum face-to-face duration *
Residential Building Codes CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C]
21 hours
Building Contracts

CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract [C]

CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract [E]

14 hours
Building Structures

CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C]

CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions [C]

28 hours
Estimating & Tendering

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [C]

CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [C]
21 hours
Codes for Medium Rise Construction CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects [C]
42 hours
Structures for Medium Rise Construction CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings [C]
42 hours
Sustainability Procedures CPCSUS5001A Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability [E]
21 hours
Contract Management for Medium Rise Construction

CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors [E]

CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor [E]
49 hours
Project Planning for Medium Rise Construction

CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work [C]

BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management [C]

BSBPMG508A Manage project risk [C]
63 hours
Project Management for Medium Rise Construction

CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work [C]

BSBPMG505A Manage project quality [C]

CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects [C]
77 hours

* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.

More information

Call HIA Training on 1300 650 620 to obtain more detailed information about this training program.