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CPC50220 - Diploma of Building & Construction

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Candidates will learn professional skills and knowledge required for management of residential and commercial building projects.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of standalone unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

CPC50220 - Diploma of Building & Construction
CRICOS Course Code: CPC50220
Course Name: Diploma of Building & Construction
Aims and Outcomes: The course is aimed at enhancing technical, trade, and management skills and knowledge in building professionals. Candidates undertaking this course shall achieve:

  • Skills and knowledge essential for tender documentation, structural principles, cost estimations, hiring of contracts, and building project management
  • Monitor costing systems on building and construction projects
  • Selecting contractors, supervising the work and its quality, and managing construction work
  • Taking overall responsibility for completing the construction of a building and managing project quality and risk

This course prepares candidates enhance professional skills and knowledge.
Licensing/Regulatory Information: The Diploma of Building and Construction (CPC50220) is designed for experienced tradesmen who want to attain formal licensing or registration as a building professional; or already have a license but wish to enhance their skills and knowledge. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

Course Structure & Information

Training Package

CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification students must successfully complete:

  • 24 core units
  • 3 Elective units

Packaging Rules: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPC50220

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a period of one and a half (1.5) years. The course duration is:
78 Weeks of Course duration consisting of:
  • 60 Weeks of scheduled study/tuition (6 terms of 10 weeks each)
  • 18 Weeks of scheduled breaks/holidays (6 breaks of 2 weeks between the terms and 6 weeks of Christmas break)

Notes:
A minimum of 20 contact hours per week of study/tuition have been scheduled by ITI – to ensure students meet their student study Visa conditions.
The course duration may vary for students who have been granted credits or RPL towards this course (e.g., students having completed any units in a previous course/qualification).

Units of Competency

Based on the course outcomes and curriculum requirements, the following units of competency have been selected for this qualification:

Unit Code and Title Type
BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management Core
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk Core
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings Core
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare, and administer a construction contract Core
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering Core
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
*CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions Core
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation Core
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation Core
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings Core
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set‐out procedures to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings Core
CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction Core
CPCCBC5002 Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC5003 Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work Core
CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors Core
CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor Core
CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work Core
CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction Core
CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects Core
*CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys Core
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances Elective
CPCCBC5012 Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes Elective
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality Elective
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

Mode of Delivery

Face‐to‐Face: Classroom and building and construction simulated environment.
No other modes offered. Students must attend minimum 20 hours per week.

Learning Environment

Delivered in a face‐to‐face mode in a classroom environment supported by purpose‐built workshop facilities, equipment, resources, and trade tools. A simulated environment is provided to resemble real‐life work practices, activities, and challenges at work; and to prepare the candidates to effectively transition to work after completion. Excursions will be planned to visit construction sites.

The students will have an opportunity to learn, practice and apply elements of competency while undertaking practical activities and practice in the workshop. Classroom sessions will be organised in a group environment, simulating work practices, and undertaking knowledge‐based, and team‐based activities.

Learning Outcomes (AQF Specification)

Graduates of a Diploma will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

  • With depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
  • To transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
  • With personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
  • With initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate
  • The work of teams within broad but generally well‐defined parameters

The Diploma qualifies individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at aspiring builders, construction managers, site managers, licensed traders and builders, and other building practitioners involved with the management and supervision of small‐to‐medium‐sized low‐ rise building businesses. ITI’s clients for this qualification will be international students completing this qualification as part of a packaged course (entry requirements apply). Key audience characteristics include:

Cohort: On‐Shore International Students
  • Students having completed a certificate level trade qualification within building and construction domain (meeting entry requirements) including ITI’s students.
  • Aspiring and experienced builders or supervisors with fundamental interest in building and construction related careers.
  • Students transferring from other building and constructions certificate level qualifications with a view to develop a managerial and professional career in building and construction industry.
  • Largely matured students: 18 years and above age group.
  • Building and construction related skills and knowledge developed in the previous course and through industry/casual work.
  • Career and further education aspirations

ITI’s students entering this qualification will include students on packaged courses, having successfully completed previous certificate level courses.

Pre‐Enrolment and Needs Analyses

As per its Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedure, ITI conducts pre‐ enrolment Client Needs Analysis to determine course suitability, existing skills and knowledge and an early detection of any learning needs. Pre‐enrolment analysis includes LLN testing and identification of specific learning and/or support needs. A pre‐enrolment interview may also be conducted. All the candidates other than ITI’s CPC30220 or CPC30620 graduates entering this course must go through pre‐enrolment analysis and interview.

RPL and credit transfer opportunities are provided at the time of enrolment, and an option for students to apply at time during their studies.

ITI College’s LLN and student support policies support these processes.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement
English Language (International Students) IELTS 5.5 or higher with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band
Or
Equivalent TOEFL (46), PTE (42), GE Upper Intermediate or EAP
Qualifications Candidates MUST have successfully completed a Certificate III or above level trade or engineering course.
Age Must be 18 years of age on commencement

Academic Pathways

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
  • Successful completion of CPC40110/CPC40220 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • CPC30211/CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Successful completion of a Certificate III level trade or engineering course
Pathways from the qualification: Many participants who complete CPC50220 may pursue degree level qualifications and research opportunities within the building and construction industry.

Rules of Progression: Packaged Courses

Students who enroll in packaged courses, i.e., enrolling in certificates courses leading to diploma or advanced diploma courses MUST fully complete each preceding qualification before they can progress to the next one (e.g., a certificate III must be completed before a student can progress to a certificate IV, and a certificate IV must be completed before a student can progress to a Diploma etc. as part of packaged courses).

Students failing to achieve satisfactory academic outcomes will be subjected to college’s Course Progress and Completion within Expected Duration policies and procedures.

AQF Criteria

Graduates at this level will have; Technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

A broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply a specialised range of methods, tools, materials, and information to:
  • Analyse information to complete a range of activities
  • Provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
  • Transmit information and skills to others


Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.

Supported Job Roles

This course is designed to give learners industry skills and qualification so they can develop and enhance a career as a registered builder and project manager in the building industry. Example of possible job roles include:.
  • Builder
  • Building/construction project supervisor
  • Building/construction manager
  • Specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety

Employment for these professions is set to grow strongly in the next five years within the growing building and construction sector

Fees

Please see fee and charge policy.