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CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) - International

CRICOS code: 103762A
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Next intake January 2024
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 18 months

Course description

Are you pursuing your Builder's Registration or looking for supervising or contract administration roles? The Diploma of Building and Construction course will help you achieve this goal. 

You will learn about the latest building industry skills required to plan and coordinate the construction of medium-rise residential and commercial buildings, as well as construction theory, contract administration, supervision skills, and quality risk factors.

To be suitable for the Industry Group application, you need to be working in the building/trades industry or have relevant experience. For those applicants new to the industry, please apply for the day group. 

Visit Building Design and Construction Management for more information on all available courses.

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Possible career outcomes

  • Eligibility to register with the Building Practitioners Board in Victoria as a domestic builder (unlimited) and commercial builder. For more information visit the VBA website.
  • Building works supervisor
  • Estimator
  • Registered builder domestic (unlimited)
  • Registered builder commercial

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Applications & attendance

How to apply

Find out what documents you will need to complete for your application.

How to apply

Please complete the two forms below and submit via an education agent in your country.

Application form   SOP

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2024 January
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 19 May 2022
Close: 31 Dec 2024 
Class DayStart: 29 Jan 2024
Mon, Tues, Wed on campus, 9am-5pm
Full-time: 18 months  Apply  
2025 January
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 19 May 2022
Close: 31 Dec 2025 
Class DayMon, Tue & Wed 9am to 5pm
Full-time: 18 months  Apply  


Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.


IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent) – Equivalents can be found on our English language equivalency page.
*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor CPCCBC5007 100
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings CPCCBC4001 18
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings CPCCBC4053 22
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction CPCCBC5001 200
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects CPCCBC4009 50
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects CPCCBC4018 40
Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions CPCCBC4010 200
Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys CPCCBC5018 300
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects CPCCBC4004 60
Lead WHS risk management BSBWHS513 40
Manage building and construction business finances CPCCBC5019 50
Manage business risk BSBOPS504 60
Manage construction work CPCCBC5010 150
Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction CPCCBC5011 150
Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects CPCCBC5013 40
Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects CPCCBC5002 60
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation CPCCBC4013 20
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings CPCCBC4014 40
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering CPCCBC4005 40
Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCBC4012 30
Select and manage building and construction contractors CPCCBC5005 40
Select prepare and administer a construction contract CPCCBC4003 50
Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects CPCCBC4008 40
Supervise the planning of on-site building and construction work CPCCBC5003 200
Elective Units Code Hours
Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency CPCSUS5002 36
Manage project stakeholder engagement BSBPMG538 40
Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials CPCCBC5004 60


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Team projects

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:


Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

Resources AUD $945.00

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Date published: 22/11/2023 11:31:57 AM