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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210

Overview

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. These qualifications are required to meet ACT requirements for Class B builder's license.

Qualification: Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Program No: DP-BE22
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 4 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
For participants who have completed previous study and/or work in the building industry - 2 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To be successful in this program you will require Maths to ACSF level 3 (see below to check your readiness to study) and an understanding of the building and construction industry. This may have been achieved through workplace experience in the construction industry and/or through related study.

CIT may request a short interview to ascertain your suitability for this program, your choice of electives and any eligibility for recognition. Recognition of prior learning may reduce your study load.

If you have not completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or equivalent, we advise you to complete the Statement of Attainment in Building and Construction Introduction.

If you have completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or equivalent, or have relevant work experience and/or are currently employed in a relevant field in the construction industry with access to a building site you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

If you do not meet these requirements you may be eligible to enrol in Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or other Certificate IV building programs.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

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  • CPCCBC4001A  Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG113
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4003A  Select and prepare a construction contract
    • CIT Code: BLDG114
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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 is essential skills.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4010B  Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    • CIT Code: BLDG120
      Cost: $320.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5012A  Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs
    • CIT Code: BLDG193
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce three-dimensional (3-D) models for building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the representations with clients and stakeholders.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5006B  Apply site surveys and set out procedures to medium-rise building projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG128
      Cost: $220.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS503  Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
    • CIT Code: OHSS411
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk. It applies to individuals who provide specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and guidance to a range of personnel.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4004A  Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG115
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG505A  Manage project quality
    • CIT Code: MGNT512
      Cost: $85.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG508A  Manage project risk
    • CIT Code: MGNT513
      Cost: $85.00
      Description:

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

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4013A  Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    • CIT Code: BLDG132
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5005A  Select and manage building and construction contractors
    • CIT Code: BLDG141
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and manage building and construction contractors. It covers the processes and practices involved in supervising the systems through which the selection and management of subcontract resources occurs within the organisation, and through which subcontracting needs are identified and through which subcontracting needs are identified and quantified. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, standards and codes, the subcontracting system and industrial relations processes is required.

       

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5007B  Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
    • CIT Code: BLDG142
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract. It is concerned with licensing and/or builders' registration and other legislative matters as appropriate, and administering the systems through which the obligations of complying with legislation are fulfilled. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, regulations, licensing, employee awards, agreements, OHS, taxation and insurance is required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5001B  Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG125
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5002A  Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG126
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5003A  Supervise the planning of on-site medium-rise building or construction work
    • CIT Code: BLDG127
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC5018A  Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
    • CIT Code: BLDG129
      Cost: $600.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: BLDG125 CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
  • CPCCBC5010B  Manage construction work
    • CIT Code: BLDG130
      Cost: $300.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR502  Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • CIT Code: MGNT485
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Other possible electives (not all subjects will be offered each semester)

  • CPCCBC4012B  Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • CIT Code: PLMB231
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to medium rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSMB406  Manage small business finances
    • CIT Code: MGNT329
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review financial management strategies on a regular basis. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role are skillful communicators and interpret financial reports and other numerical data with ease.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIM501  Manage budgets and financial plans
    • CIT Code: MGNT535
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.
      It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5013A  Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG181
      Cost: $250.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop three-dimensional (3-D) models of small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, into true building information models (BIM). It also covers adding and adjusting values of components of building designs, collaborating with consultants and contractors from other disciplines, working live within the model alongside other disciplines and creating project documentation using modelling software programs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBMGT515A  Manage operational plan
    • CIT Code: MGNT542
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans. Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation's operational plan.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Building and Construction (Management) CPC50308
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Site Management) CPC40508
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Contract Administration) CPC40208
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Estimating) CPC40308
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Statement Attainment Course Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10559NAT
Statement Attainment Course Asbestos Awareness 10314NAT
Statement Attainment training Removal of Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) [from CPC08]
Statement Attainment training Building Management [extract from CPC40110]
Statement Attainment training Supervising Asbestos Removal [extract from CPC40110]
Statement Attainment training Building and Construction Introduction [extract from CPC40110]
Non-Accredited Training Timber Framing Code Basics
Non-Accredited Training Estimating for Builders Basics
Non-Accredited Training Introduction to Dispute Resolution
Non-Accredited Training Understanding Building Contracts
Non-Accredited Training Understanding Building Plans
Non-Accredited Training Understanding the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
Non-Accredited Training Building Information Modelling for Builders
Non-Accredited Training Understanding the Development Approval Process

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au