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CPC50210

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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Course Description

This in-depth Diploma will fully equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to plan, manage, supervise and complete the construction of medium rise buildings. The course is delivered online, so there are no classrooms and no deadlines. You simply study where you want, when you want.

During your studies you will learn how to:

  • Apply building codes and standards to job sites
  • Prepare contracts and evaluate project tenders
  • Produce cost estimates
  • Innovate in sustainable design and construction techniques
  • Manage medium rise construction projects
  • Manage subcontractors

Perfect for busy people, this nationally recognised Diploma is delivered online so there are no classes to attend, meaning you study where you want to at a time that is convenient to you.

With this Diploma, you not only get a high quality education, but a nationally recognised qualification that you can use all across Australia.

This course is superseded by CPC50220 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).  For now, you may still enrol in this course, and we will transition you to the new course at no additional cost once it is available. We’ll be in touch closer to our launch date to give you more information about what this means for you. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, as our friendly Enrolment Consultants are always happy to help.

Licensing

Please refer to your states licencing requirements.

Please ensure that you refer to your relevant state licensing requirements:

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager

Course Details

Course number E1350
Qualification name CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Demonstrations and Presentations, Knowledge tests, Multiple choice questions, Oral questions, Portfolio, Projects, Short-answer questions
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Requirements

English

This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to you by Open Colleges.

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Physical requirements

You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, including the ability to:

  • stand for long periods
  • use their hands to handle, control or feel objects or tools
  • climb, lift, balance, walk, stoop and handle materials
  • kneel, crouch, crawl, bend or twist

Computing

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • File compression software
  • Digital audio or video recording capability
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Telephone
  • Calculator
  • Photocopier (this could be a feature of printer/scanner).

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or higher (Windows 10 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended).

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended).

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.
  • Accessing and searching the internet.
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites.
  • Uploading documents through websites.
  • Participating in online discussions.
  • Compressing image files.
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images.

Practical task

You will be asked to complete specific tasks outlined in the assessments. You will need to find a site that will allow you to undertake the tasks.

The work-based project should be at:

A construction site (see under ‘White card’ on this page for more information). You will be coached and given advice on locating and approaching builders in their local area

The licensed builder that you use will need to have the following tools on-site:

  • Hand saw
  • Hand plane
  • Chisels
  • Electric plane
  • Electric drill
  • Circular saw
  • Nail gun
  • Air compressor
  • While it is not mandatory to enter this course, you may be required to wear steel-capped boots and personal protective equipment when on a construction site. This will be up to the discretion of the builder/ business owner and any equipment or gear, if required, will need to be purchased/ sourced by you. 

White card

If you decide to complete the practical tasks of this course on a construction site, you will be required to have a white card.

People who need a white card include:

  • Site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople
  • People who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • Workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones
  • The white card can be obtained online or face to face through a Registered Training Provider.
  • More information and a list of white card trainers can be found on the Safe Work Australia website.

Important Note:

The White Card is not offered by Open Colleges. Students will need to get this at their own expense.

Students are required to provide examples of their White Card (CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry or CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry).

It is a requirement upon commencement of work-based project/graduation for all students to hold a current White card CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry or CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Subjects

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.

From module 3, you will be required to undertake workplace projects on a construction site. This will allow you to undertake learning, practice your skills and demonstrate practical skills for your assessment.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Working with plans and specifications

  • Identify types of drawings and their purposes.
  • Apply commonly used symbols and abbreviations.
  • Locate and identify key features on a site plan.
  • Identify and locate key features on drawings.
  • Correctly read and interpret specifications.
  • Identify non-structural aspects to the specification.

Building codes and standards

  • Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements.
  • Classify buildings.
  • Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a construction problem for compliance with the BCA.
  • Apply fire protection requirements.

Structural principles for domestic projects

  • Apply structural principles when planning the erection or demolition of a structure.
  • Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class1 and Class 10 buildings.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of footings.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of floor system.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural and non-structural wall systems.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the building of roof system.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the external wall cladding of structure.

Building codes and standards for medium rise constructions

  • Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements.
  • Classify buildings.
  • Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a construction problem to ensure compliance with the BCA.
  • Apply fire protection requirements.

Structural principles for medium rise constructions

  • Apply structural principles to planning the erection or demolition of a structure.
  • Coordinate and manage site and job set-up assessment.
  • Coordinate and manage construction of footing systems.
  • Coordinate and manage structural elements of the construction process.

Services layout to medium rise construction

  • Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.
  • Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.
  • Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.
  • Evaluate the range of hot water systems.
  • Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.
  • Ensure fire protection standards are met.
  • Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Select building and construction materials

  • Identify and describe the properties of building materials.
  • Ensure suitable building materials are selected for application.
  • Supervise the acceptance, safe handling and storage of materials on site.
  • Supervise testing of materials on site for suitability and fitness for purpose.
  • Establish records of materials testing and report on testing process conformance or otherwise.

Cost estimates

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Identify and calculate labour costs.
  • Identify and establish physical resource requirements.
  • Develop estimated project costs.

Your legal obligations

  • Comply with the laws relating to establishing and licensing a building or construction contractor.
  • Engage personnel for the project.
  • Administer the regulations relating to OHS, welfare, workers' compensation, noise abatement and working hours.
  • Implement rehabilitation arrangements for employees returning to work.
  • Comply with taxation and insurance requirements of federal, state and territory legislation.
  • Administer all obligations in a conscientious manner and observe fair trading practice.
  • Comply with environmental legislation and its intent.

Tenders

  • Evaluate contract risk.
  • Prepare tender documentation.
  • Identify and attach appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Evaluate completed tender documentation.
  • Obtain tender approval or endorsement.

Construction contracts

  • Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract.
  • Select an appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken.
  • Prepare the contract.

Project quality

  • Determine quality requirements
  • Implement quality assurance processes
  • Implement project quality improvements

WHS management

  • Access sources of information and data to identify hazards
  • Analyse the work environment to identify hazards
  • Assess risk associated with hazards
  • Control risk associated with hazards
  • Maintain hazard identification and risk control processes
  • Monitor and review risk management processes

Risk management

  • Determine project risks
  • Monitor and control project risks
  • Assess risk management outcomes

Manage contractors

  • Manage the determination of subcontractor requirements.
  • Manage the review of subcontractor performance.
  • Establish terms and conditions for subcontractor engagement.
  • Manage the selection and engagement of subcontractors.
  • Evaluate subcontractor performance and compliance with contract requirements.

Costing systems

  • Supervise the identification and classification of project costs.
  • Manage the preparation of a schedule of project expenditure.
  • Prepare curves showing projected cash flow and payments.
  • Maintain continuous checks on expenditure and evaluate outcomes.
  • Prepare final cost report.

Construction management part A

  • Appraise the contractual documentation and delegate the planning of operational requirements as necessary.
  • Initiate strategies and delegate the implementation of medium rise construction operations, as necessary.
  • Supervise the preparation of project schedules.
  • Ensure the provision of all resources required for project.
  • Review existing on-site buildings or structures.
  • Supervise staff and maintain an effective work environment.

Construction management part B

  • Establish site communication processes.
  • Establish and review OHS, welfare and risk management procedures.
  • Manage supply of materials and installation of equipment.
  • Manage on-site operations.
  • Manage the processing of progress claims and payments.

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Jeffrey Halpin

Jeffrey Halpin has been delivering training and assessment to the construction and WHS industries for over 20 years and been in the construction industry for nearly 45 years. He brings with him a wealth of experience covering all aspects of the construction industry including design, construction, energy rating and building compliance. 
As a practising Building Contractor and Consultant, Jeffrey delivers the very highest quality standards to his clientele. 
Jeffrey is tremendously honoured to be part of the Open Colleges team as a Trainer and Assessor. He feels privileged to have the opportunity to impart his experience and knowledge to the students. 

Vince Russo

With nearly 30 years’ experience in the residential building industry, Vince started his career working as a scheduler for one of the top builders of his time.  As his career progressed he worked for some of Western Australia’s premier builders in estimating, supervising and management roles until he established his own business.

Initially starting out in residential homes and renovations he was able to become a registered builder in 2005. At this point he changed direction to focus on unit developments and grew his business by creating a strong team of up to 10 people.  Vince believes in leading from the front to develop high achieving teams to drive a business to success.  

Having gathered a wealth of knowledge in a variety of roles in the building industry, Vince has now chosen to pass on that knowledge to others to help them develop their careers in the industry.

Partnership Details

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

SAVE FROM 25% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: DECEMBER11

Offer ends on Sunday 11th December 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

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Delivery Method

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Why study with us?

  • Study at your pace
  • Flexible payment options
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • World-class learning platform

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkBuilder
  • checkConstruction Manager
computer

Delivery Method

Online

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE FROM 25% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: DECEMBER11

Offer ends on Sunday 11th December 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

This in-depth Diploma will fully equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to plan, manage, supervise and complete the construction of medium rise buildings. The course is delivered online, so there are no classrooms and no deadlines. You simply study where you want, when you want.

During your studies you will learn how to:

  • Apply building codes and standards to job sites
  • Prepare contracts and evaluate project tenders
  • Produce cost estimates
  • Innovate in sustainable design and construction techniques
  • Manage medium rise construction projects
  • Manage subcontractors

Perfect for busy people, this nationally recognised Diploma is delivered online so there are no classes to attend, meaning you study where you want to at a time that is convenient to you.

With this Diploma, you not only get a high quality education, but a nationally recognised qualification that you can use all across Australia.

This course is superseded by CPC50220 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).  For now, you may still enrol in this course, and we will transition you to the new course at no additional cost once it is available. We’ll be in touch closer to our launch date to give you more information about what this means for you. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, as our friendly Enrolment Consultants are always happy to help.

Licensing

Please refer to your states licencing requirements.

Please ensure that you refer to your relevant state licensing requirements:

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
Course number E1350
Qualification name CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Demonstrations and Presentations, Knowledge tests, Multiple choice questions, Oral questions, Portfolio, Projects, Short-answer questions
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

English

This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to you by Open Colleges.

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Physical requirements

You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, including the ability to:

  • stand for long periods
  • use their hands to handle, control or feel objects or tools
  • climb, lift, balance, walk, stoop and handle materials
  • kneel, crouch, crawl, bend or twist

Computing

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • File compression software
  • Digital audio or video recording capability
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Telephone
  • Calculator
  • Photocopier (this could be a feature of printer/scanner).

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or higher (Windows 10 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended).

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended).

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Skills

To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:

  • Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents.
  • Accessing and searching the internet.
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites.
  • Uploading documents through websites.
  • Participating in online discussions.
  • Compressing image files.
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images.

Practical task

You will be asked to complete specific tasks outlined in the assessments. You will need to find a site that will allow you to undertake the tasks.

The work-based project should be at:

A construction site (see under ‘White card’ on this page for more information). You will be coached and given advice on locating and approaching builders in their local area

The licensed builder that you use will need to have the following tools on-site:

  • Hand saw
  • Hand plane
  • Chisels
  • Electric plane
  • Electric drill
  • Circular saw
  • Nail gun
  • Air compressor
  • While it is not mandatory to enter this course, you may be required to wear steel-capped boots and personal protective equipment when on a construction site. This will be up to the discretion of the builder/ business owner and any equipment or gear, if required, will need to be purchased/ sourced by you. 

White card

If you decide to complete the practical tasks of this course on a construction site, you will be required to have a white card.

People who need a white card include:

  • Site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and tradespeople
  • People who access operational construction zones (unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person)
  • Workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones
  • The white card can be obtained online or face to face through a Registered Training Provider.
  • More information and a list of white card trainers can be found on the Safe Work Australia website.

Important Note:

The White Card is not offered by Open Colleges. Students will need to get this at their own expense.

Students are required to provide examples of their White Card (CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry or CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry).

It is a requirement upon commencement of work-based project/graduation for all students to hold a current White card CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry or CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.

From module 3, you will be required to undertake workplace projects on a construction site. This will allow you to undertake learning, practice your skills and demonstrate practical skills for your assessment.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Working with plans and specifications

  • Identify types of drawings and their purposes.
  • Apply commonly used symbols and abbreviations.
  • Locate and identify key features on a site plan.
  • Identify and locate key features on drawings.
  • Correctly read and interpret specifications.
  • Identify non-structural aspects to the specification.

Building codes and standards

  • Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements.
  • Classify buildings.
  • Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a construction problem for compliance with the BCA.
  • Apply fire protection requirements.

Structural principles for domestic projects

  • Apply structural principles when planning the erection or demolition of a structure.
  • Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class1 and Class 10 buildings.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of footings.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the laying of floor system.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural and non-structural wall systems.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the building of roof system.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the external wall cladding of structure.

Building codes and standards for medium rise constructions

  • Access and interpret relevant code and standard requirements.
  • Classify buildings.
  • Analyse and apply a range of solutions to a construction problem to ensure compliance with the BCA.
  • Apply fire protection requirements.

Structural principles for medium rise constructions

  • Apply structural principles to planning the erection or demolition of a structure.
  • Coordinate and manage site and job set-up assessment.
  • Coordinate and manage construction of footing systems.
  • Coordinate and manage structural elements of the construction process.

Services layout to medium rise construction

  • Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.
  • Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.
  • Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.
  • Evaluate the range of hot water systems.
  • Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.
  • Ensure fire protection standards are met.
  • Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Select building and construction materials

  • Identify and describe the properties of building materials.
  • Ensure suitable building materials are selected for application.
  • Supervise the acceptance, safe handling and storage of materials on site.
  • Supervise testing of materials on site for suitability and fitness for purpose.
  • Establish records of materials testing and report on testing process conformance or otherwise.

Cost estimates

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Identify and calculate labour costs.
  • Identify and establish physical resource requirements.
  • Develop estimated project costs.

Your legal obligations

  • Comply with the laws relating to establishing and licensing a building or construction contractor.
  • Engage personnel for the project.
  • Administer the regulations relating to OHS, welfare, workers' compensation, noise abatement and working hours.
  • Implement rehabilitation arrangements for employees returning to work.
  • Comply with taxation and insurance requirements of federal, state and territory legislation.
  • Administer all obligations in a conscientious manner and observe fair trading practice.
  • Comply with environmental legislation and its intent.

Tenders

  • Evaluate contract risk.
  • Prepare tender documentation.
  • Identify and attach appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Evaluate completed tender documentation.
  • Obtain tender approval or endorsement.

Construction contracts

  • Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract.
  • Select an appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken.
  • Prepare the contract.

Project quality

  • Determine quality requirements
  • Implement quality assurance processes
  • Implement project quality improvements

WHS management

  • Access sources of information and data to identify hazards
  • Analyse the work environment to identify hazards
  • Assess risk associated with hazards
  • Control risk associated with hazards
  • Maintain hazard identification and risk control processes
  • Monitor and review risk management processes

Risk management

  • Determine project risks
  • Monitor and control project risks
  • Assess risk management outcomes

Manage contractors

  • Manage the determination of subcontractor requirements.
  • Manage the review of subcontractor performance.
  • Establish terms and conditions for subcontractor engagement.
  • Manage the selection and engagement of subcontractors.
  • Evaluate subcontractor performance and compliance with contract requirements.

Costing systems

  • Supervise the identification and classification of project costs.
  • Manage the preparation of a schedule of project expenditure.
  • Prepare curves showing projected cash flow and payments.
  • Maintain continuous checks on expenditure and evaluate outcomes.
  • Prepare final cost report.

Construction management part A

  • Appraise the contractual documentation and delegate the planning of operational requirements as necessary.
  • Initiate strategies and delegate the implementation of medium rise construction operations, as necessary.
  • Supervise the preparation of project schedules.
  • Ensure the provision of all resources required for project.
  • Review existing on-site buildings or structures.
  • Supervise staff and maintain an effective work environment.

Construction management part B

  • Establish site communication processes.
  • Establish and review OHS, welfare and risk management procedures.
  • Manage supply of materials and installation of equipment.
  • Manage on-site operations.
  • Manage the processing of progress claims and payments.

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Jeffrey Halpin

Jeffrey Halpin has been delivering training and assessment to the construction and WHS industries for over 20 years and been in the construction industry for nearly 45 years. He brings with him a wealth of experience covering all aspects of the construction industry including design, construction, energy rating and building compliance. 
As a practising Building Contractor and Consultant, Jeffrey delivers the very highest quality standards to his clientele. 
Jeffrey is tremendously honoured to be part of the Open Colleges team as a Trainer and Assessor. He feels privileged to have the opportunity to impart his experience and knowledge to the students. 

Vince Russo

With nearly 30 years’ experience in the residential building industry, Vince started his career working as a scheduler for one of the top builders of his time.  As his career progressed he worked for some of Western Australia’s premier builders in estimating, supervising and management roles until he established his own business.

Initially starting out in residential homes and renovations he was able to become a registered builder in 2005. At this point he changed direction to focus on unit developments and grew his business by creating a strong team of up to 10 people.  Vince believes in leading from the front to develop high achieving teams to drive a business to success.  

Having gathered a wealth of knowledge in a variety of roles in the building industry, Vince has now chosen to pass on that knowledge to others to help them develop their careers in the industry.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
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