About the course

About the course

Prepare for a career in the building and construction industry. Our building course will provide you with the skills and knowledge associated with the planning and construction of a range of building types within Australia. During this course, you will investigate, research and apply problem-solving techniques in a variety of areas.

With the guidance of current industry professionals you’ll learn:

  • to select and prepare a contract
  • to survey sites
  • to apply structural principles to residential low-to-medium rise construction
  • to plan and supervise on-site medium-rise building or construction work
  • the process of identifying and producing estimated costing for building and construction projects
  • the preparation of technical reports
  • the application of structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings
  • about project quality and project risk

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Part time: 2 years (Saturdays) (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

If you’ve completed your Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), you’ll receive up to 4 credits towards the diploma.

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Career Outcomes


Graduates may gain employment as a trainee building professional (management), building works supervisor (medium-rise or unlimited), commercial building contractor employee, contract administer and building estimator.

Graduates who can demonstrate sufficient industry experience in Australia may wish to apply to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to become a Registered Building Practitioner (builder). This is subject to applicant interview with the VBA and other factors outside the control of Box Hill Institute.

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Entry Requirements


You must have successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 education with a good level of English.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


Students may progress into a range of bachelor degrees in construction and management with Box Hill Institute's university partners.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $5,217.00
Full Tuition Fee $11,797.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$752.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


There are 18 units in this diploma (consisting of 7 units being delivered in the first year and the remaining 11 units being delivered in the second year)

  • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    40.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    60.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

  • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
    40.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.

  • CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    160.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  • CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
    80.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings, which are typically commercial structures classified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres but not including Type A or Type B construction.

    Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risk within a project to avoid adverse effects on project outcomes. It covers determining, monitoring and controlling project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.

  • BSBOHS504B Apply principles of ohs risk management
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a generic approach to identify hazards, and to assess and control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

  • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It covers determining quality requirements, implementing quality assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement

  • CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
    200.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the planning process and organisation of on-site building or construction work projects up to and including medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction, Class 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, Class 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction). Successful supervision of planning and organisation requires effective interpretation of contractual and planning requirements and development of strategies for using human and physical resources effectively in order to comply with contractual obligations. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant building and construction planning practices, state or territory building and construction codes, standards and regulations and human resource principles and practices is required.

  • CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
    300.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of medium rise buildings. The design and construction of medium rise buildings require the input of a range of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers. The building and construction professional plays a significant role within this project team and requires the ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site.

  • CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
    200.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Classes 1 and 10 construction, Classes 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, and Classes 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction).

    To successfully construct medium rise buildings requires thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  • CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    20.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information and to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries.

    Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively

  • CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
    60.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to monitor building or construction costing systems. The processes and practices involved in supervising and monitoring costing systems result in the ongoing maintenance of cost control and the production of expenditure schedules and other arrangements, which ensure contracts or projects remain on budget.

    In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and standards, industry estimating and costing systems, and financial principles is required.

  • CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
    150.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage construction work and/or projects, which may involve fulfilling single or multi-site commercial contractual obligations.

    To successfully manage construction projects requires knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, methods, procedures and practices as well as the ability to communicate effectively with others.

  • CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
    150.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction, as part of the organisation's overall management system. To successfully manage practices and processes requires knowledge of current trends in environmental practices and methodologies, statistical analysis and legislative requirements.

  • CPCCBC5013A Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
    40.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop professional technical and legal reports on buildings and commercial construction projects.

    The unit requires knowledge of relevant legislation, codes, standards and regulations, contract documentation and construction planning and practices, as well as the ability to communicate effectively.

  • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
    140.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify drawings, specifications and requirements for services in a range of medium rise and wide span commercial projects. It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.

  • CPCCBC5006B Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects
    110.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building and construction projects. It addresses the skills and practices required to measure, record and interpret data using measuring and levelling equipment and to set out building projects. The ability to operate specific surveying equipment and apply calculations and knowledge of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian standards are essential.


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