Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Building and Construction
Course Length
Full-time(1 year, 6 months)

Start Date(s): Wait list only
End Date(s): TBC
Days and Time: Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday and Thursday (Friday OFF) 8.30am to 3.30pm

Course Overview

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) course will assist you in developing the specialist skills necessary for working in a construction environment such as a building office or construction site office where construction technology and knowledge is required.  

This course is designed to give you some office and computer skills needed to work in a general administrative role, also to run a successful building construction business.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBOHS504BApply Principles Of Ohs Risk Management40
BSBPMG505AManage Project Quality40
BSBPMG508AManage Project Risk40
CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects40
CPCCBC4003ASelect And Prepare A Construction Contract40
CPCCBC4004AIdentify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects60
CPCCBC4010BApply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions160
CPCCBC4012BRead And Interpret Plans And Specifications30
CPCCBC4013APrepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation20
CPCCBC5001BApply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects200
CPCCBC5002AMonitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects60
CPCCBC5003ASupervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work200
CPCCBC5007BAdminister The Legal Obligations Of A Building Or Construction Contractor100
CPCCBC5009AIdentify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects140
CPCCBC5010BManage Construction Work150
CPCCBC5011AManage Environmental Management Practices And Processes In Building And Construction150
CPCCBC5018AApply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings300
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry6

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

This course involves very little manual lifting tasks. The course offers excellent opportunities for women to enter the construction industry. The course is equally suitable for such positions as building technical advisors (managers), consultants, builders (project managers), and assistants.

What will I study?

The course structure consists of competency standards related to the construction of domestic/ industrial and commercial building of medium rise to a maximum height of 3 stories. You will study:

  • construction details
  • building codes and standards,
  • costing 
  • structural principles 
  • quality 
  • management services
  • OHS and many other related components within the building industry.

Your knowledge will be underpinned by site visits and online surveys.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
840 840 $3.00 $0.60 $13.84

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

To be eligible, you must have successfully completed year 12 (or the equivalent) or be of mature age, and possess sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the study.

You will be required to attend an Information Session and sit a numeracy and literacy skills assessment - LLN Test to ensure you will be able to complete the course with ease.

Where and how can I study?

You will study face to face at the Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Building Estimator
  • Building Advisor
  • Building (Manager)
  • Building Contract Administrator
  • OHS Safety Officer
  • Building Teacher
  • Building Consultant
  • Registered Builder Domestic/Commercial
  • Building Site supervisor
  • Building Inspector (further study required )

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain the knowledge to understand supervise planning, builders working drawings, cost estimating, legal and business studies.  

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may continue on with full-time study in the Advanced Diploma areas of Building Design. Upon completion of the diploma, this qualification can be used as a pathway to Bachelor of Building Surveying and more delivered by other universities.

How do I apply?

You can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button above.

You can register your intention to enrol via VTAC by accessing the VTAC online application facility at www.vtac.edu.au.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will complete a Literacy and Numeracy LLN Test to determine eligibility.