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Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)

CPC50210

  • Get the skills to work as a Site ManagerLicensed or Registered Builder or Project Manager with this Diploma of Building & Construction (Building) (CPC50210)
  • Flexible online course so you can fast-track & fit your study around work

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Builder
  • Building Manager
  • Estimator
  • Foreperson
  • Project Manager
  • Site Manager
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards
Recognised by the Building Practitioners Board

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this course.

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 33 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 17 hrs a week = finish in 2 years). Complete within 2 years.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments, supervised tests and online quizzes
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Identifying and producing cost estimations for building and construction projects and evaluate tender documentation
  • Applying building codes and standards to the construction
  • Applying principles of OHS risk management, project risk and project quality
  • Supervising the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
  • Applying structural principles to residential and commercial low rise constructions

Course structure

18 units

Units

  1. CPCCBC5007A - Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract. It is concerned with licensing and/or builders' registration and other legislative matters as appropriate, and administering the systems through which the obligations of complying with legislation are fulfilled.

    In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, regulations, licensing, employee awards, agreements, OHS, taxation and insurance is required.

  2. CPCCBC5001B - Apply building codes & standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial building (low rise licensing classificationw ith reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A and Type B construction).

    To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and conetnt of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  3. CPCCBC5001B - Apply building codes & standards to the construction process for medium-rise building projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of medium-rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium-rise licensing classification with reference to Classes 1 and 10 construction, Classes 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, and Classes 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction).

    To successfully construct medium-rise buildings requires thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  4. BSBOHS504B - Apply principles of OHS risk management


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a generic approach to identify hazards, and to assess and control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks.

  5. CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  6. CPCCBC5018A - Apply structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of medium-rise buildings. The design and construction of medium-rise buildings require the input of a range of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers. The building and construction professional plays a significant role within this project team and requires the ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site.

  7. CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

  8. CPCCBC5009A - Identify services layout & connection methods to medium-rise construction


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify drawings, specifications and requirements for services in a range of medium-rise and wide span commercial projects.

    It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.

  9. CPCCBC5010B - Manage construction work


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects, which may involve fulfilling single or multi-site commercial contractual obligations.

    To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.

  10. BSBPMG505A - Manage project quality


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It covers determining quality requirements, implementing quality assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

  11. BSBPMG508A - Manage project risk


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risk within a project to avoid adverse effects on project outcomes. It covers determining, monitoring and controlling project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.

  12. CPCCBC5002A - Monitor costing systems on medium-rise building & construction projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to monitor building or construction costing systems. The processes and practices involved in supervising and monitoring costing systems result in the ongoing maintenance of cost control and the production of expenditure schedules and other arrangements, which ensure contracts or projects remain on budget.

    In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and standards, industry estimating and costing systems, and financial principles is required.

  13. CPCCBC4013A - Prepare & evaluate tender documentation


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information and to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries. Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively.

  14. CPCCBC4012B - Read & interpret plans & specifications


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

  15. CPCCBC5005A - Select & manage building & construction contractors


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and manage building and construction contractors.

    It covers the processes and practices involved in supervising the systems through which the selection and management of subcontract resources occurs within the organisation, and through which subcontracting needs are identified and quantified.

    In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, standards and codes, the subcontracting system and industrial relations processes is required.

  16. CPCCBC4003A - Select & prepare a construction contract


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate is essential skills.

  17. CPCCBC5004A - Supervise & apply quality standards to the selection of building & construction materials


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the systems through which materials are selected, acquired and stored on site for building or construction work up to and including medium-rise projects. It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for commercial projects.

    To achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant building construction materials and technologies, environmental effects on materials and testing procedures is required.

  18. CPCCBC5003A - Supervise the planning of on-site medium-rise building or construction work


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the planning process and organisation of on-site building or construction work projects up to and including medium-rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium-rise licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction, Class 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, Class 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction). Successful supervision of planning and organisation requires effective interpretation of contractual and planning requirements and development of strategies for using human and physical resources effectively in order to comply with contractual obligations.

    In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant building and construction planning practices, state or territory building and construction codes, standards and regulations and human resource principles and practices is required.

WA students
If you live in WA, you may need to complete some different units. For more information contact a SEEK Learning consultant.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Recognition

As builder licensing varies across Australia, you might need additional requirements on top of this qualification.

Find out more about how to get a Builder’s licence.

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