Duration:
2 years full time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Location: 
Study off-campus:
Available for Traineeship.
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Overview

Develop the skills to manage a wide range of building projects with a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 at Victoria University Polytechnic. 

You will learn to take responsibility for coordinating the complete construction of a residential, industrial or commercial building.

Learning from industry professionals, you will develop specialist skills and knowledge to run a small-to-medium construction business, including:

  • quantity surveying
  • planning and scheduling of labour and materials
  • selecting contractors
  • managing project risk and quality
  • supervising work sites
  • construction technology
  • managing workplace safety
  • applying business codes and standards
  • structural principles for residential and commercial constructions
  • interpretation of plans and specifications
  • small business finance.

This course is suitable for those with a construction background and are working within the industry or are undertaking a traineeship. You must have access to active building sites.

For detailed information about this course, including course delivery options, class schedules, and online information sessions, please contact Maja Dakic ([email protected]) directly.

You'll learn in our multi-million dollar trades facilities at our Sunshine Campus.

Our ‘Construction Futures’ hub is a sustainable training facility with a six-Star Green rating. It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops including:

  • concrete laboratory
  • survey laboratory
  • engine laboratory
  • soldering/construction laboratories
  • power systems laboratory
  • computer workstations with simulation and modelling software.

Everything you learn at Victoria University Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. You’ll learn practical skills at our Construction Hub, giving you the chance to test out your theoretical knowledge. Learning a trade with us means you’ll get the hands-on learning to be job-ready when you graduate.

You’ll learn from teachers who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills.  You’ll also develop links with industry and professional experience through:

  • site visits
  • industry projects
  • live work
  • industry endorsed workshops
  • industry simulation.

For detailed information about this course, including course delivery options, class schedules, and online information sessions, please contact Maja Dakic ([email protected]) directly.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

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Careers in building

The building and construction industries are some of the largest industries for employment within Australia. The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220 from Victoria University Polytechnic will give you the qualification and knowledge you need for roles of greater responsibility in the building industry.

Example job titles include:

  • registered builder 
  • estimator
  • building supervisor
  • construction manager.

The number of job openings is expected to be good; see Labour Market Insights for the latest salary and job-prospect predictions.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degrees at Victoria University, and in some cases receive credit for your study:

Course structure

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

To be awarded the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), a student must successfully complete a total of twenty seven (27) units of competency, comprising of:
- twenty four (24) core units, and;
- three (3) elective units, of which:  - a maximum of one unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

ELECTIVE UNITS

IMPORTED UNITS

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers:

Previous completion of units at the VU Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

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:
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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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type for this course: VET

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.

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Entry requirements

As part of the application process, applicants must:
- complete a Pre-training Review (PTR)
-
undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission
- attend an interview
Traineeship applicants only
In addition to the above requirements, trainee applicants must be:
- must have an active employer
- must be registered as a trainee and have an active Epsilon number prior to commencing the course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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