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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Free TAFE Jobtrainer VTAC Code: CPC50210 CRICOS: 073170M VTAC Number: Preston 6900669364, Epping 6900269364

Overview

Campus

Preston, Epping

Campus

Preston

Duration

2 years part time

Duration

2 years

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

This course is currently within its transition period. Enrolled students will either complete Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 or be transferred to Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 before the end of the transition period.

Take control of your construction career

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 CPC50210 (Building) is designed to give you the skills to take your career to the next level.

Learn to lead

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.

Graduate in demand

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Building and Construction CPC50210 (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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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
  • Project Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Construction Project Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
  • Registered Builder
  • Site Supervisor
  • Building / Construction Estimator
  • Contracts Administrator

Pathways

On successful completion of the Diploma you may apply for entry in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil).
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Course Details

Delivery methods

Blended Learning at Melbourne Polytechnic means that students will be connected to their learning and assessment through a combination of Face to Face and online experiences.

  • Blended delivery

Class Schedule

Year 1 - 2 evenings per week for 12 months.
Year 2 - 3 evenings per week for 12 months.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including observation, questioning, written activities, knowledge quiz and demonstration.

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
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

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $10100 $24100
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $250 $10350 $24350
Per year $19600
Per semester $9800

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 1 November 2021. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

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

Fees explained

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.

Check your eligibility

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

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 1300 635 276.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Additional expenses

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:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

You will need to supply stationery, including notebooks and pens.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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Requirements

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

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 Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

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

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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