Prepare for a career in the building and construction industry. Our 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.

National Code CPC50210
Study Areas Building & Construction
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 2 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

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.

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


Part time: 2 years (Saturdays)

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

There are 18 units in this Diploma, which consists of 7 units being delivered in the first year and the remaining 11 units being delivered in the second year.

Box Hill

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

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

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:59pm