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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

Epping, Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

2 years full time

Duration

2 years

Requirements

Year 12/VCE; construction industry experience

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

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 (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 (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
  • Building Estimator
  • Building Planner
  • Building Project Supervisor
  • Construction Project Supervisor

Pathways

Melbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. On successful completion of the Diploma you will receive 5 subjects/6 months credit into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil). You may also seek entry and advanced standing in degree courses in building and construction offered by Melbourne Polytechnic or other universities.
The career development and practical physical skill development that I’ve had through my studies has helped sculpt the person I've become.
Karl Russell
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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Remote

Class Schedule

Mon - Thur

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including written activities, assignments, reports, oral questioning, demonstrations, tests, portfolios, and presentations

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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 $16352
Per semester $8176
Materials fee $

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.

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 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.

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 03 9269 8400.

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

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.

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.

Construction courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Certificate III in Bricklaying Blocklaying - Non-apprenticeship CPC30111
Construction Trades - Full Time - Heidelberg
Construction Trades - Full Time - Heidelberg
Cement your career in the building and construction industry with a Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying. This course is ideal if you love working outdoors, have good hand-eye coordination and the ability to work neatly and accurately.
VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate) - Ticket to a Trade VCALINT001
Foundation Skills - - Heidelberg
Foundation Skills - - Heidelberg
The VCAL Intermediate program will give you supported training in literacy, numeracy and communication skills, preparing you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment.
Certificate III in Landscape Construction - Non-Apprenticeship AHC30916
Horticulture - Part Time - Fairfield
Horticulture - Part Time - Fairfield
The non-apprenticeship stream of our qualification in Landscape Construction will help build and grow your future. Take your career to the great outdoors by creating serene spaces of gardening bliss, and build your skills in the landscaping or horticulture industry.
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Building Design and Construction - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
Free Tafe Job Trainer Building Design and Construction - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Preston
Construct a great future with the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). Take your own business to the next level, become an invaluable manager or gain the skills you need in site and business management to lead you to the top of your field.
Certificate II in Building and Construction - Bricklaying Pre-apprenticeship 22338VIC
Construction Trades - Full Time, Pre Apprentice - Heidelberg
Free Tafe Job Trainer Construction Trades - Full Time, Pre Apprentice - Heidelberg
Construct your future from the ground up with a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying). If you love working with your hands and seeing something you built at the end of the day, this course is for you. Work towards becoming an apprentice bricklayer by developing the skills every employer wants in their apprentice. Our course is focused on getting you laying bricks and a solid foundation for your career in building and construction.
Certificate II in Building and Construction - Carpentry and Joinery Shopfitting Stairbuilding 22338VIC
Construction Trades - Full Time, Pre Apprentice - Epping
Free Tafe Job Trainer Construction Trades - Full Time, Pre Apprentice - Epping, Heidelberg
The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) is offered in conjunction with the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) (22338VIC). Build a future in carpentry, joinery, stairbuilding and shopfitting to become the apprentice every site manager wants to employ on a diverse range of building projects.
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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. 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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