CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Qualification Description:

This qualification reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, risk and financial management, estimating, preparing and administering building and construction contracts, selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and managing construction work in building projects including residential and commercial with the following limitations:

Residential construction limited to National Construction Code Class 1 and 10 buildings to a maximum of 3 storeys.

Commercial construction limited to National Construction Code Class 2 to 9 buildings, Type C and B construction.

Occupational titles may include:


General Foreperson

Building Inspector

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have access to a live building and construction workplace to meet the requirements detailed in the Assessment Requirements of core unit CPCCBC4008 Supervise communication and administration processes for building and construction projects.

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 27

• 24 core units, plus
• 3 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

BSBOPS504    Manage business risk

BSBWHS513    Lead WHS risk management

CPCCBC4001    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

CPCCBC4003   Select, prepare, and administer a construction contract

CPCCBC4004   Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction Projects

CPCCBC4005   Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4008   Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009   Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010*  Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

CPCCBC4012    Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4013    Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC4014    Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4018    Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4053   Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings

CPCCBC5001    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

CPCCBC5002    Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects

CPCCBC5003     Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work

CPCCBC5005     Select and manage building and construction contractors

CPCCBC5007     Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor

CPCCBC5010      Manage construction work

CPCCBC5011      Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

CPCCBC5013     Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects

CPCCBC5018*   Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys

CPCCBC5019                     Manage building and construction business finances

Elective Units

BSBPMG532      Manage project quality

BSBPMG538      Manage project stakeholder engagement

CPCCBC4052     Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


On successful completion of the diploma, you may apply for entry in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil).

Career Opportunities:

Building / Construction Estimator

Registered Builder

Site Manager

Construction Project Supervisor

Project Supervisor

Construction Manager

Contracts Administrator

Project Manager

Site Supervisor


Empowering Futures, Connecting Paths: Your Education Journey, Your Control, Our Support.