CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Accelerate your building career with a Diploma of Building and Construction (
Building). This nationally recognised qualification will build the pathway for your builder license. Frontier training offers flexible payment and study options to match student needs.
Gaining this nationally recognised qualification will not only help you understand the working parts that go into a building and construction project but will also provide you with the practical and project-based learning you need to confidently carry out tasks in the building and construction industry.
By completing this course, you may be eligible to apply for your builder license. To check eligibility please refer to your state builder license issuing authority.
For more information on how to become a professional builder in Victoria, visit; https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/
For more information on how to become a professional builder in NSW, visit; https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/
For more information on how to become a professional builder in Queensland, visit; https://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/
Who is this course designed for?
Our nationally recognized CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.
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. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attain this qualification may be required.
The qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. 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 and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context. 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 unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Domestic building work is work associated with the construction, renovation, improvement, or maintenance of a home. Homes are class 1, 2, and 4 buildings, and associated class 10 buildings. There are 30 classes of domestic building work. People registered in the class of Domestic Builder Unlimited are responsible for carrying out, or managing, or arranging the carrying out of all components of domestic building work for the construction, renovation, improvement, or maintenance of a home.
A person registered in a Domestic Builder Limited class may be limited to carrying out or managing or arranging the carrying out of certain types of domestic building work, such as being limited to carpentry work or glazing work.
Individual target cohort learners must meet the following entry requirements to be eligible for this qualification.
• Be 21 years or over
• Be sufficiently proficient in English (read, write and speak) to be able to work successfully in a highly regulated environment
• Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• Minimum of 2 years of work proven experience in the relevant industry
Pre Training Review (PTR)
A pre-training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills, and suitability for the course. Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.
Language, Literacy & Numeracy
Applicants must undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to beginning the qualification. Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.
Depending upon the level of support required for the language, literacy or numeracy an alternative training and assessment methods may be used or the learners will be recommended to pursue Foundation Skills program, which will help them fulfill the LLN gap and achieve the qualification.
What will I study?
The students enrolled in CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) are required to complete the following units of competency as listed below:
|BSBOPS504||Manage business risk||Core|
|BSBWHS513||Lead WHS risk management||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|
|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||Core|
|CPCCBC5004||Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials||General electives|
|CPCCBC5009||Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction||General electives|
|BSBPMG532||Manage project quality||General electives|
Delivery and Assessment Methods
You are advised to identify your delivery method prior to enrolling in the qualification. Frontier Training and Technology offers the following delivery modes for this qualification:
- Face to Face Delivery – It involves structured classroom based training in a simulated work environment. Each session will allow enough time for the students to learn the topic, undertake practice opportunities and complete / submit set tasks required for assessment purposes.
- Self- paced learning – Self-paced learning involves the learner undertaking learning and assessment tasks between face-to-face consultations. The extent of self-paced learning is determined by each individual learner and is communicated through the trainer and assessor.
- On the job learning – On the job learning occurs when the learner undertakes structured training within their workplace which is delivered by a workplace supervisor, manager, colleague or workplace trainer
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway to gain a qualification if you believe that you have the skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, training courses and work-based training to meet the requirements of the course.
The time taken to complete will depend on the learner and the delivery option selected.
Intake Dates – Frontier Training and Technology offers monthly intakes and the course may be commenced at your discretion. Please inquire with the Student Administration regarding intake dates. Intake dates are also published and updated in our website at www.frontier.edu.au.
Course Duration – 1780 hours. The course duration may vary upon learners’ prior experience, knowledge and abilities.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway to gain a qualification if you believe that you have the skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, training courses and work-based training to meet the requirements of the course.
If you have required skills and experience in a sector, and can provide supporting evidences, you may be eligible for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), which will provide you a certification based on your experience.
RPL assesses current skills and knowledge against unit(s) of competency within a qualification. The skills and knowledge may be gained through formal or informal learning activities. Skills and knowledge are gained through:
• Work experience (i.e., on the job learning, networking, volunteering);
• Study (such as training courses and professional development); and
• Life experiences.
These learning opportunities can contribute to an individual’s current abilities to enable formal recognition of a nationally recognised qualification/unit of competency.
This Assessment Strategy is designed for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway for Expert learners who currently has got extensive work experience in the building and construction industry for at least 2 years and have been engaged under the supervision of a Registered Builder. Learners of this category would be able to demonstrate end-to-end involvement as tradesmen or building coordination for small to medium-size domestic building projects.
Although we consider learners with a minimum of 2 years of extensive work experience around being familiar with application builder permits, contracts and people management, costing, and financial management skills to an extent, coordinating construction work on-site and hands-on building work carried could vary in their respective trade’s expertise. They either have ‘assisted’, ‘carried out’, or ‘managed’ domestic building projects as paid work under registered Builder.
90% of the learners enrolled for RPL Pathway learning outcome is obtaining their builder license limited or unlimited. Although Frontier requires a minimum of 2 years of work experience, each Victorian builder License has different work experience duration requirements and work evidence.