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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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This diploma course is designed for building and construction professionals who wish to gain valuable skills in managing medium rise construction projects. It is also a required qualification in some state for those wishing to apply for a builders licence or registration.
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Duration

12 months

Job outcome

Builder

Delivery model

Study in-person or online

Estimated salary

$75,000 - $200,000+

CPD Points

NSW 36, VIC 18, TAS 18

Contact

HIA Training Coordinator

Essential information

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What's it all about?
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Gain the skills and knowledge to manage medium rise construction projects. Training covers the building theory and practical construction of residential and commercial buildings - medium rise. Learn how to select contractors, oversee the work and its quality, and liaise with clients.

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

This training program has been grouped into a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience.

NOTE: 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 and 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 and 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

On successful completion of this course, you will graduate with the nationally recognised qualification:

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) - CPC50210
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What do I need before I start?
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HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your career goals, current skills and experience.

  • a competent level of English; reading, writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • numeracy skills
  • the ability to research, access and interpret complex documents
  • knowledge of building terminology
  • work safely in the construction industry (Construction Industry Card) - CPCCOHS1001A
  • access to a building site
  • access to an office environment.

It is recommended that you have:

  • a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - CPC40110 or other relevant level 4 qualification, OR
  • evidence of competency in the units required for the above qualifications, OR
  • a minimum of 6 years’ building and construction experience with a minimum of 3 years’ in medium rise construction.
Desirable:
  • basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing

All participants will be required to undertake and pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment.

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How long will it take?
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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 55 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.

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What resources will I require?
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During your training, participants must have access to industry-specific resources. Resources include the various codes and standards that are relevant to the construction industry. If you do wish to purchase these materials, your local HIA Training staff can provide you with a list of these resources and their indicative costs.

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What are the core and elective units?
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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.

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) - CPC50210

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

18 nationally recognised units of competency - 13 core units [C] and 5 elective units [E]

For participants in WA only +:

HIA Short courses Unit of competency Minimum face-to-face duration*
Residential Building Codes Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C] - CPCCBC4001A 21 hours
Residential Building Contracts Select and prepare a construction contract [C] - CPCCBC4003A 14 hours
Residential Structures Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4010B
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings [E] - CPCCBC4014A
21 hours
Estimating and Tendering Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [C] - CPCCBC4004A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [C] - CPCCBC4013A
21 hours
Produce Ordering Schedules Produce labour and material schedules for ordering [E] - CPCCBC4005A 21 hours
Site Set Out
(+ additional elective unit for builder registration purposes)
Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects [E] - CPCCBC4018A 14 hours
Codes for Medium Rise Construction Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects [C] - CPCCBC5001B 42 hours
Structures for Medium Rise Construction Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings [C] - CPCCBC5018A 42 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 courses Unit of competency Minimum face-to-face duration*
Residential Building Codes Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C] - CPCCBC4001A 21 hours
Building Contracts Select and prepare a construction contract [C] - CPCCBC4003A
Administer a construction contract [E] - CPCCBC4016A
14 hours
Building Structures Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4010B
Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4011B
28 hours
Estimating and Tendering Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [C] - CPCCBC4004A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [C] - CPCCBC4013A
21 hours
Codes for Medium Rise Construction Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects [C] - CPCCBC5001B 42 hours
Structures for Medium Rise Construction Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings [C] - CPCCBC5018A 42 hours
Sustainability Procedures Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability [E] - CPCSUS5001A 21 hours
Contract Management for Medium Rise Construction Select and manage building and construction contractors [E] - CPCCBC5005A
Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor [E] - CPCCBC5007B
49 hours
Project Planning for Medium Rise Construction Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work [C] - CPCCBC5003A
Apply principles of OHS risk management [C] - BSBOHS504B
Manage project risk [C] - BSBPMG508A
63 hours
Project Management for Medium Rise Construction Manage construction work [C] - CPCCBC5010B
Manage project quality [C] - BSBPMG505A
Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects [C] - CPCCBC5002A
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.

Who would do this training?

Builders, site supervisors, site managers or those wishing to move into these areas, would benefit from completing this qualification. Industry personnel needing to obtain a relevant builder licence or registration in their state or territory would also benefit from completing this training (check with your local licencing body regarding application requirements).

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