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Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220

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Introduction

Our nationally accredited CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will fully equip you with the skills and knowledge to advance your career in building and construction. Get fully equipped to manage subcontractors, produce cost estimates, prepare contracts, evaluate project tenders, and make a lasting impact on this booming industry.

Course Breakdown

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CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course duration: Self-paced - maximum of 30 months

Recommended hours per week: 17h

Delivery method: Online 

Qualification level: Diploma

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

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Industry Overview

The Construction industry is focused on the construction, demolition, renovation, maintenance or repair of building and infrastructure for both commercial and domestic building projects. It covers a wide range of services, from planning and surveying to structural construction to finishing services such as painting and decorating and is one of the top five industries in Australia. The Construction industry generates over $360 billion in revenue, producing around 9% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product, and has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4% in the next five years.

Most businesses in this industry tend to be Australian owned and are either sole traders or very small, employing less than 20 people. This industry is heavily regulated in many sectors and occupations, with regulations at every level of government.

The VET sector plays an important role in the licencing of many occupations in this sector, with regulators requiring completion of VET programs or subjects to grant licences.

There are currently 48,500 project builders and 38,200 builder’s labourers currently working in the construction industry. Construction Managers have a projected growth of 10.2% in the next 5 years.

Source: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/ [accessed 17/11/2023]

Is this course for you?

This qualification is developed for aspiring building professionals, aiming to equip them with essential skills in structural principles, risk and financial management, estimating, and administering building and construction contracts. It's particularly relevant for those who will engage in managing construction work in both residential and commercial building projects.

Graduates of this qualification will find themselves adept in roles that involve selecting contractors, overseeing work quality, and ensuring project compliance within the building industry.

This comprehensive training ensures that graduates are not only proficient in their technical skills but also prioritize safety and regulatory compliance in their professional roles.

If you are already working in the industry, this nationally recognised qualification is a great way to formalise your current experience and climb the career ladder.

This course is perfect if you have no experience but would like to launch a career in building and construction.

This course is designed for building and construction professionals who want to gain skills to manage medium rise construction projects.

Diploma of Building and Construction s is also an ideal way to formalise your current work experience if you are already in the industry but need a qualification to advance.

You will be supported through your study by industry professionals who have years of experience in the Building and Construction Industry.

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 this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
  • Apply health and safety precautions on a work site
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
  • Manage business risk
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys
  • Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
  • Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • Manage construction work
  • Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • Manage project quality
  • Manage project risk
  • Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work
  • Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Lead WHS risk management
  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
  • Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
  • Manage building and construction business finances

Learning Material

Your learning materials are accessed through our online platform OpenSpace. These learning materials include:

  • Learning content
  • Media
  • Additional resources
  • Practice activities
  • Self-checks

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.
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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 (Building)

CPCCBC4001
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 building
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  • Classify building
  • Determine construction compliance requirements
  • Determine fire protection requirements
CPCCBC4053
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C
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  • Classify building
  • Determine construction compliance requirements from NCC
  • Determine fire protection requirements
Worksite Permission and White Card
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CPCCBC5001
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
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  • Classify buildings
  • Determine compliance solutions within the NCC
  • Apply fire protection requirements
BSBOPS504
Manage business risk
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  • Establish risk context 
  • Identify risks 
  • Analyse risks 
  • Select and implement treatments 
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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 30 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. There are no mandatory Open Colleges entry requirements. It is also recommended that students: 

  • Are 18 years old (note: students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol) 
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to work independently and use own familiar support resources, communicate effectively via email, and identify relevant information from a range of written texts. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete 
  • Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or 
  • Certificate III level or higher 
  • Have access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet
  • Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent 
  • Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video 
  • Have access to a digital video recording device to save and upload video/image files to OpenSpace, e.g., mobile phone/smartphone.
  •  Intermediate communication and math skills 
  •  Problem-solving skills and high attention to detail

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to work independently and use own familiar support resources, communicate effectively via email, and identify relevant information from a range of written texts. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete: 

  • Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, or 
  • Certificate III level or higher,
  • or 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Physical requirements

Learners need to have a reasonable level of fitness, as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks, such as: 

  • Handling and moving heavy items safely. · Using construction equipment that requires physical control and coordination. 
  • Standing, bending, or crouching for extended periods during construction activities.
  • Safely ascending and descending to work at heights.
  • Moving around construction sites that may have irregular surfaces or obstacles.

Tools and equipment required

Access to others - this course includes a requirement to record video and/ or audio roleplays. These will require participation by 1-2 other people sourced by you. 


Tools and equipment - to be advised

IT requirements 

  • Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 10 recommended) 
  • Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher 

o Note: (Microsoft Office 365 can only guarantee support on the current release of Mac OS, plus two previous versions. Older versions may work but may have issues 

  • Processor - 2 GHz or faster, 2-core 
  • Memory - 4GB of RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive Space - 2 GB free disk space 
  • Browser - Chrome is the preferred browser for students
  • Software - Acrobat Reader Microsoft Office 2017 or later (including MS Office 365) 

o Note: if using an equivalent office software (such as Open Office or Apple Pages etc), ensure that documents can be formatted correctly and exported to common file formats Audio recording Software (Voice recorder app, Garageband, or Audacity) Video editing software (iMovie, Video Editor app) 

  • Internet Connection - DSL, Cable, or Satellite with at least 2mbps upload speed. Note: it is strongly recommended that you have access to the Internet from home. Expecting to access your course from your work internet or a public network like a library or coffee shop may be impractical due to your average weekly study hours. 
  • Printer/Scanner - Access to printing/scanning devices or facilities may be required for certain course activities
  • Peripherals - Speakers or headset for audio playback. Microphone for audio recording. Webcam or equivalent (such as a smartphone with video recording capability)
  • E-Mail Capability - Access to e-mail through an e-mail program or web-based e-mail system (e.g., Gmail, Hotmail, Mail for Android or Mail for iOS apps)

Workplacement/ Worksite visit

While there is no mandatory workplacement, it is recommended that any students who are not currently employed at an appropriate workplace find a host organisation to undertake worksite visits.

Students will need to find a Workplace Mentor with an appropriate Host Organisation. An experienced and appropriately qualified Workplace Supervisor can act as a Workplace Mentor. 

A Workplace Mentor provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between studying a course and real world experience. It provides an opportunity to observe workplace environments and use the experience and knowledge of the Workplace Mentor to help complete the assessment activities. It also gives the student the prospect of linking up with others working in the same role. 

While undertaking their training and assessment in industry, the student must abide by the policies and procedures of the workplace. 

The mentor and organisation needs to be able to provide the student with access to equipment and resources necessary to undertake roleplays and projects. Students will need to complete a worksite permission form which will be approved or rejected by the CSM (EM) based on its suitability for the course projects.

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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

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Jeffrey Halpin

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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.
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.