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Program Snapshot


Up to 52 weeks. Learners will be expected to commit about 5-15 hours per week in their day-to-day workplaces to learn, practice and demonstrate the skills taught.

Delivery Options

Delivered online with weekly or fortnightly live ZOOM sessions.


CPC40110 Cert IV Building & Construction (Building). Learners who do not meet this pre-requisite will be required to undertake an additional 4 units of study over 13-14 weeks.

A current White Card certification is required.

Learners must be employed in a position in the construction industry that allows them to demonstrate application of the process and management skills required by the program. Learners will need access to the internet for on-line research and activities.

LLN will be assessed prior to course commencement.


Federal & State Government funding may be available for eligible individuals. Contact us to see if you’re eligible for government funding.

Please check SFR here.

Course information:

This course is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry whose intention is to become a Registered Building Practitioner, satisfying the education requirements of the NSW Department of Fair Trading.

This is the most up to date course available to you, including all the recent amendments made to the 2020 version.

It is specifically designed for learners from a trades background who have already completed the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40110 or CPC40120), and who can demonstrate commitment to taking another step in their career pathway. It requires learners to be actively engaged in the construction industry so they can demonstrate the practical aspects of the course in their worksites.

Course outcomes:

Graduates of this course will develop and display a range of skills to effectively and efficiently manage building projects, focussing on the following core objectives

√ An understanding of the importance of site safety and risk management.

√ How to monitor and control project costs and costing systems.

√ How to apply the critical quality and risk management processes required in a building project.

√ Application of quality standards to material selection.

√ Application of building codes and standards on medium-rise construction projects.

√How to evaluate tenders and prepare responses.

√ Supervise the planning and apply site surveys, structural principles and service layouts for medium-rise buildings.

√ How to manage environmental and energy practices and processes.

√ How to manage construction work.

Course structure:

CPC50220 Diploma of Building & Construction requires completion of 27 units of competency. # indicates units credited if completed in CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). Learners who do not hold these 11 units will be required to undertake an additional 13-14 weeks of study to complete.

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 labor 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 on-site building and construction work

CPCCBC5005 Select and manage building and construction contractors

CPCCBC5006 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building projects up to three stories

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

CPCCBC5012 Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes.

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

CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys

CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk

More information:

This program is intended for experienced tradespeople who are serious about investing in themselves to develop career path opportunities for the future. It requires commitment to attend training and to complete assignments within specified deadlines. Learners will be expected to make this commitment before being enrolled in the program, and deviation from it during the course may result in them being withdrawn.

Assessment Methods:

  • Theory & knowledge assessments
  • Case studies
  • Practical exercises
  • Project Work
  • Workplace observations
  • Workplace Supervisors’ reports

Resources Provided: Learning resources will be provided including; training manuals, powerpoint presentations, Youtube clips webinars etc.

Induction: Trainees will be introduced to the course, delivery and assessment methods, and expectations and rights of trainees prior to course commencement.

All trainees are expected to comply with worksite WHS procedures and policies during practical activities.  Safety procedures in the classroom will be explained at the commencement of the course.

RPL & Credit Transfer: Students who believe they have sufficient experience to demonstrate full competence against particular units may apply for RPL using the forms and processes available from the TME office. Students may apply for credit transfer for any units completed in prior qualifications, including for the elective units.

Funding: This program may be supported by Victorian State Government funding or subsidised by the NSW Government subject to eligibility. New employees may also be eligible for Commonwealth Government Funding. Contact us to check your eligibility.

Workplace Training: Programs can be customised to meet individual or workplace requirements. On the job training and assessment activities are built into our programs to benefit employers and enable learners to develop relevant workplace skills.

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, and encourage all to apply.

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction 

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