Courses

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Manage your building career with our Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). You’ve got the hands-on experience, so take your career to the next level and manage a commercial or domestic building site with your leadership.

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The building industry needs your leadership skills

Construction is a thriving industry and using your abilities as a leader in this fast-paced trade, take the opportunity to hone skills, learn, and grow your own business. Alternatively, become an even more valuable employee to any construction employer.

Learn the essentials of building management, including project risk, quality standards related to the construction industry, client liaison, and relevant costing systems.

Industry connections and resources

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you have access to leading edge technology and be taught essential methods and practices by our qualified and industry-experienced teachers.

Enhance your employment prospects in the building construction industry as an assistant site manager, estimator or contract administrator. With the necessary industry experience you can be registered as a building practitioner in many categories or you can pursue further studies in Construction Management.

This course is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

Employment outcomes

Possible career paths for building and construction professionals include:

  • building/construction project supervisor
  • building planner
  • construction scheduling/coordinator
  • site manager
  • building estimator
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

    Contact

    For any additional information on the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CPC50210

VTAC Code

Epping 6900269034, Preston 6900669034

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Part-time: 3 years
approximately

Class Schedule: *

Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$8400
Ineligible:$20300
Materials:$202

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical assignments

Materials

We will supply Module Book outlining Activities and Projects
You will need to supply stationery, including notebooks and pens

Entrance Requirements

  • completed Year 12/VCE or equivalent, or have relevant industrial experience
  • for more information, we encourage you to attend one of our Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

You may be granted advanced standing for related units of competence. On successful completion of the Diploma you may also seek entry and advanced standing in degree courses in building and construction offered by Melbourne Polytechnic or other universities.Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education

Career Pathways

Successful completion of this course prepares you for employment as a construction supervisor, planner, or manager. Graduates are always in demand in this rapidly growing industry, and the varied career paths lead to positions in a broad range of areas

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

CPC50210

CRICOS Code

073170M

Campuses

EPPING, PRAHRAN, PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical assignments

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6500
  • Tuition fees per year: $13000
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Pathways to further study

You may be granted advanced standing for related units of competence. On successful completion of the Diploma you may also seek entry and advanced standing in degree courses in building and construction offered by Melbourne Polytechnic or other universities.Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education

Career Pathways

Successful completion of this course prepares you for employment as a construction supervisor, planner, or manager. Graduates are always in demand in this rapidly growing industry, and the varied career paths lead to positions in a broad range of areas

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBOHS504B APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OHS RISK MANAGEMENT 40
BSBPMG505A MANAGE PROJECT QUALITY 40
BSBPMG508A MANAGE PROJECT RISK 40
CPCCBC4001A APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR LOW-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS 40
CPCCBC4003A SELECT AND PREPARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT 40
CPCCBC4004A IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 60
CPCCBC4009B APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 50
CPCCBC4010B APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTIONS 160
CPCCBC4012B READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 30
CPCCBC4013A PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION 20
CPCCBC5001B APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR MEDIUM RISE BUILDING PROJECTS 200
CPCCBC5002A MONITOR COSTING SYSTEMS ON MEDIUM-RISE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 60
CPCCBC5003A SUPERVISE THE PLANNING OF ON-SITE MEDIUM RISE BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORK 200
CPCCBC5004A SUPERVISE AND APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS TO THE SELECTION OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 60
CPCCBC5006B APPLY SITE SURVEYS AND SET-OUT PROCEDURES TO MEDIUM-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS 110
CPCCBC5007B ADMINISTER THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF A BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION OF MEDIUM-RISE BUILDINGS 100
CPCCBC5010B MANAGE CONSTRUCTION WORK 150
CPCCBC5018A APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEDIUM RISE BUILDINGS 300

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.