1 year full time / 2 years part time
Australia’s construction industry is thriving, with an abundance of opportunities for those with construction knowledge and leadership skills. Demand for construction managers is expected to grow by 13% in the next five years. Whether you’re an experienced builder or a graduate of the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 is designed to give you the skills to take your career to the next level.
At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will learn in a hands-on environment with access to cutting edge technology, and qualified and industry-experienced teachers. We’ve been teaching building and construction skills for over 100 years in the north of Melbourne, and we’ve earned industry accolades nationally and internationally. Your learning won’t be confined to the classroom, with on-site training and opportunities to learn on the job. Designed with industry leadership in mind, you’ll learn the essentials of building management, including project risk, quality standards related to the construction industry, client liaison and relevant costing systems to prepare you for a future career in this exciting industry.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 is a well-regarded path to leadership in the building and construction industry and is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority. Construction is an industry where leadership, communication and planning skills are in demand, and this course is designed to give you the skills to build your career so you’re ready to manage a commercial or domestic building site or run your own business when you graduate. Combined with the necessary industry experience, this qualification will allow you to be registered as a building practitioner in many categories. You may also choose to pursue further studies in construction management for an advanced career.
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.
On successful completion of the diploma, you may apply for entry in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil).
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Part time evening classes 3 nights a week for 24 months.
Full time day classes 3 days a week for 12 months.
Various forms of assessment may be used including observation, questioning, written activities, knowledge quiz and demonstration.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|Manage business risk
|Manage project quality
|Manage project stakeholder engagement
|Lead WHS risk management
|Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
|Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
|Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
|Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
|Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
|Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
|Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
|Read and interpret plans and specifications
|Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
|Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
|Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
|Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
|Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
|Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
|Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work
|Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
|Select and manage building and construction contractors
|Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
|Manage construction work
|Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
|Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
|Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys
|Manage building and construction business finances
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|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1st of November. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.