Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Course Code: CPC50220 | CRICOS Code: 113560F


Building and Construction

Delivery Mode



78 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: CPC50220 | CRICOS Code: 113560F


The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is a comprehensive and industry-focused program designed to equip aspiring construction professionals with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the building and construction industry. This course provides a pathway for individuals seeking to become licensed builders, construction managers, or take on leadership roles in the construction sector.

Throughout the course, students will gain a deep understanding of construction principles, project management, sustainable building practices, and regulatory compliance. They will develop essential skills in planning, coordinating, and supervising building projects, ensuring quality outcomes and adherence to industry standards.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 78 weeks

Course Fee: AUD $25,000

Non Tuition Fee: AUD $3,500

Total Course Cost:AUD $28,500

Course Delivery

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated building worksites, and also via interactive online learning.

Entry Requirements

This course is available to students who are able to provide evidence that they:

  • 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment;
  • Must have completed year 12 with a pass of 60% or above in best four related subjects or equivalent to Australian qualifications in their country or other equivalent qualification/s to Diploma level qualifications from overseas;
  • IELTS Requirements: – The candidate needs to secure the English level of IELTS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 OR Equivalent such as;
    • IBT 60
    • PTE Academic 50
    • CAE 169
    • OET C
    • Duolingo 95
    • General English Advanced*
    • MOI Certificate
    • Certificate III or Higher Qualification with an Australian Institution.
  • Must have the ability to carry out workshop training involving physical activity, including lifting;
  • Prior to commencement of practical components of the course, the student must complete the general induction training program (white card);
*General English Upper Intermediate is generally considered to be between 5-5.5 IELTS.
Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
21st August, 2023 29th January, 2024
09th October, 2023 04th March, 2024
13th November 2023 22th April, 2024
27th May, 2024
15th July, 2024
19th August, 2024
07th October, 2024
11th November 2024

Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)113560F.

Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

Career Pathway

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment within the building and construction industry in roles such as:

  • Registered Builder
  • Estimator
  • Building Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
Pathway From Qualification

After completing CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) you may progress to higher education courses.

Essential Information

Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au. The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Units Of Competency
The CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) requires the completion of the following 27 Units (including 24 core and 3 electives).
Core Units – 24
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 – 3
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCBC5004 Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
** Please note: Electives are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.