2 years full time / 3 years part time
2 years full time / 3 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) 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) 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.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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 Course Advisor
Various forms of assessment may be used including written activities, assignments, reports, oral questioning, demonstrations, tests, portfolios, and presentations
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCBC4012B||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||Core||30|
|CPCCBC4010B||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTIONS||Core||160|
|CPCCBC5001B||APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR MEDIUM RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||Core||200|
|CPCCBC5007B||ADMINISTER LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF A BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR||Core||100|
|CPCCBC5003A||SUPERVISE THE PLANNING OF ON-SITE MEDIUM RISE BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||200|
|CPCCBC5010B||MANAGE CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||150|
|BSBPMG508A||MANAGE PROJECT RISK||Core||40|
|CPCCBC5006B||APPLY SITE SURVEYS AND SET-OUT PROCEDURES TO MEDIUM RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||Core||110|
|CPCCBC5004A||SUPERVISE AND APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS TO THE SELECTION OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS||Core||60|
|BSBOHS504B||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OHS RISK MANAGEMENT||Core||40|
|CPCCBC5018A||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEDIUM RISE BUILDINGS||Core||300|
|CPCCBC4013A||PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION||Core||20|
|CPCCBC5002A||MONITOR COSTING SYSTEMS ON MEDIUM-RISE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS||Core||60|
|CPCCBC4001A||APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR LOW-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4009B||APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS||Core||50|
|CPCCBC4004A||IDENIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||Core||60|
|BSBPMG505A||MANAGE PROJECT QUALITY||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4003A||SELECT AND PREPARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT||Core||40|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
We're here to make sure that your transition to student life at Melbourne Polytechnic is fun and as easy as possibleServices & support
Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Free TAFE||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$0||$ 9700||$23150|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$250||$ 9950||$23400|
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.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
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 1 November 2019. 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.
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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. 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 of our Skills and Job Centres, 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 03 9269 8400 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 +61 3 9269 8400
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