Diploma Of Building And Construction (Building)


Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Building and Construction
Course Length
Part-time(2 years)

Start Date(s): March 2022
End Date(s): 12 months from start date
Days and Time: Tuesdays 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Course Overview

If you want to become registered as a domestic builder in Victoria this course is for you. This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. Review risk management, apply building standards and prepare estimates and tender documents. You require 5+ years industry experience to apply for this course.

The delivery mode for this course is one evening per week, online.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

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. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBOHS504BApply Principles Of Ohs Risk Management (BSBOHS504B)40
BSBPMG505AManage Project Quality (BSBPMG505A)40
BSBPMG508AManage Project Risk (BSBPMG508A)40
CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects (CPCCBC4001A)40
CPCCBC4003ASelect And Prepare A Construction Contract (CPCCBC4003A)40
CPCCBC4004AIdentify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects (CPCCBC4004A)60
CPCCBC4010BApply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions (CPCCBC4010B)160
CPCCBC4013APrepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation (CPCCBC4013A)20
CPCCBC5001BApply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects (CPCCBC5001B)200
CPCCBC5002AMonitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects (CPCCBC5002A)60
CPCCBC5003ASupervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work (CPCCBC5003A)200
CPCCBC5010BManage Construction Work (CPCCBC5010B)150
CPCCBC5018AApply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings (CPCCBC5018A)300


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCBC4011BApply Structural Principles To Commercial Low Rise Constructions (CPCCBC4011B)80
CPCCBC4012BRead And Interpret Plans And Specifications (CPCCBC4012B)30
CPCCBC5004ASupervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials (CPCCBC5004A)60
CPCCBC5005ASelect and manage building and construction contractors (CPCCBC5005A)40
CPCCBC5007BAdminister The Legal Obligations Of A Building Or Construction Contractor (CPCCBC5007B)100

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.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

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. 

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


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
1660 1660 $3.20 $0.64 $7.18

^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 2022. 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 externaldelivery@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.

Possess 5+ years industry experience

Where and how can I study?

The delivery model for this course is ONLINE only

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 to 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.

How will I be selected for this course?

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