2 years full time
Year 12/VCE; construction industry experience
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.
Mon - Thur
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.
|BSBOHS504B||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OHS RISK MANAGEMENT||Core||40|
|BSBPMG505A||MANAGE PROJECT QUALITY||Core||40|
|BSBPMG508A||MANAGE PROJECT RISK||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4001A||APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR LOW-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4003A||SELECT AND PREPARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4004A||IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||Core||60|
|CPCCBC4009B||APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS||Elective||50|
|CPCCBC4010B||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTIONS||Core||160|
|CPCCBC4012B||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||Elective||30|
|CPCCBC4013A||PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION||Core||20|
|CPCCBC5001B||APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR MEDIUM RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||Core||200|
|CPCCBC5002A||MONITOR COSTING SYSTEMS ON MEDIUM-RISE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS||Core||60|
|CPCCBC5003A||SUPERVISE THE PLANNING OF ON-SITE MEDIUM RISE BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||200|
|CPCCBC5004A||SUPERVISE AND APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS TO THE SELECTION OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS||Elective||60|
|CPCCBC5005A||SELECT AND MANAGE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS||Elective||40|
|CPCCBC5007B||ADMINISTER THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF A BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR||Elective||100|
|CPCCBC5010B||MANAGE CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||150|
|CPCCBC5018A||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEDIUM RISE BUILDINGS||Core||300|
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.
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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$250||$250|
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.
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 19 November 2020. 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 for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 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.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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 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