Diploma of Building and Construction WA (Building) CPC50210

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Our nationally accredited CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Western Australia) is tailored to meet licensing requirements in Western Australia and may be used Australia-wide to start your career in the booming building industry. Get fully equipped to manage subcontractors, produce cost estimates, prepare contracts, evaluate project tenders, and make a lasting impact on this in-demand industry.

Course Breakdown


CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction WA (Building)

Course duration: Self-paced - maximum of 24 months

Recommended hours per week: 14h

Delivery method: Online 

Qualification level: Diploma

Awarded by: Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)


Industry Overview

The construction industry is booming, with a predicted 1,200,700 new jobs expected to be created over the next five years, according to the Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council. Growth is tipped across all sections of the industry, including: commercial construction, house and apartment building, and engineering construction.

The Australia's construction industry is expected to grow by 10.6% to reach AUD 163,797 million in 2022. 

Is this course for you?

The Diploma is perfect for people who have worked in building and construction for a while, but are now looking to get-off-the-tools, move into planning and management, and take the next step in their career.

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.

What you will learn

During your studies you will learn:

  • Skills for interpreting plans and specifications
  • Sound understanding of the application of building codes and standards for low and medium rise constructions
  • Implement a wide range of strategies for managing workplace health and safety
  • Confidently interpret and apply relevant regulatory frameworks and legislation including how to prepare contracts
  • Produce cost estimates and resource schedules
  • Understand innovation in sustainable design and construction techniques
  • Develop and implement cost monitoring systems
  • Project management
  • Writing tenders
  • Manage a wide range of functions required to deliver projects on time and in accordance with all relevant codes and standards and legislation

Learning Material

Your learning materials are accessed through OpenSpace. These include:

  • Online discussions
  • Access to a professional technical library
  • Digital toolbox
  • Simulated procedures and policies.

Your trainer

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.

Academic Information

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.

Diploma of Building and Construction WA (Building)

Read and interpret 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.
  • Communicating in the construction industry

You will receive a Statement of Attainment for this unit.

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • 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.
Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • 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.
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
  • 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.
Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • 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.
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Assessment Details

  • Multiple choice Quiz
  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Video
  • Work Placement
  • Written assignments

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Our Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available in the Key Student Information section of our website, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.

Course Duration

The duration for the course is maximum 24 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available.



Open Colleges recommends that you consider the work placement options in your local area prior to enrolling in this course.


Study and pay, your way

Payment Options

Pay Upfront
Save 30%
$8,071.00 Save $3,459.00
was $11,530.00
Week to week
Pay as you go
Save 12%
Pay in 100 instalments over the length of your course.
$99.30 Weekly
Total course cost: $10,130.00
was $11,530.00
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Studying online with Open Colleges

Flexibility - study at your own pace

When you study online with Open Colleges you’re in control.

You can choose to complete your course quickly, or keep to a steady pace. Learning is fully flexible so you can fit your everyday commitments around your studies.

Everything you need to study is online so you can study wherever you like – but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.

OpenSpace is our online learning platform. It’s where you’ll go to access your learning materials, contact your expert trainers and assessors and upload your assessments.

What is OpenSpace?

It’s important to us that we deliver a superior, online learning platform that meets our students’ needs. That’s why we have upgraded to our brand new, custom-designed learning platform, OpenSpace.

OpenSpace provides you with a user-friendly interface, that is mobile responsive. This means that you can complete your coursework using your laptop, iPad, or mobile device. All coursework is automatically saved, providing you with the flexibility you need to complete your studies anywhere, anytime.

How to get support?

Learning Support

The learning support team will be with you every step of the way, from enrolment to graduation. They’re here to help you get the most out of your online course. They can assist by providing non-academic support - like helping you craft an achievable study plan so that you can graduate in a realistic timeframe. If you’re finding it tough to stay motivated throughout your course, they’ll be there to help keep you on track.

Student support

The Student Support team is your one-stop service centre for all student administrative issues – including enrolment, change of contact details, OpenSpace support, assessment results and certification.

You can access the Student Support team by email or phone