This course is for aspiring builders in medium rise residential and commercial construction.
This targeted program is designed for persons who have completed a CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction course and are transitioning up to the Diploma.
This Diploma meets the Victorian Building Authority’s requirements for a prescribed course for registration as Domestic Builder (Unlimited) and Commercial Builder (Unlimited).
It covers the skills and knowledge on which applicants are examined by the Victorian Building Authority for registration for a Residential or Commercial Builder.
If you are interested in the Diploma, but have not completed the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction please contact us.
What you’ll learn
Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:
Medium-rise domestic & commercial construction skills
Application of Building Codes and Standards
Each student receives a package of material valued at $300 containing:
• The National Construction Code
• The Australian House Building Manual
• The Guide to Standards and Tolerances
• Forms and templates that can be badged and branded to be used for your own future use
For students specifically interested in becoming a Registered Builder, TIV provides a specialist workshop to prepare you for undertaking the Victorian Building Authority’s builder registration process.
The course is delivered over 11 months.
Students are required to attend timetabled training for one 3-hour evening sessions per week (6pm to 9pm), either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Site-based practical projects are also included in the timetabled delivery phase.
Note: Applicants who have already completed the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction Qualification, may be entitled to credit transfers for up to 11 of the qualification’s 27 units of competence.
Virtual Classroom – 29th of August 2022 (Monday Nights)
The cut off date to enrol is one week before the course starts.
Typical Course Fee
Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.
Only Victoria residents are eligible for the Skills First Government Funding. If you are from interstate you are able to enrol in the course but will have to pay the full fee.
Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.
The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees
|CORE UNITS||UNIT TITLE|
|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|
|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|
|CPCC5007||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|
|CPCCBC5009||Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction|
|CPCCBC6001||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for large building projects|
|CPCCBC6014||Apply structural principles to the construction of large, high-rise and complex buildings|
- You are 18 years or older
- Construction industry experience is an advantage, as is experience in settings with transferrable skills such as:
- Competitive tendering
- Property maintenance
- You have a laptop with Microsoft office programs (or equivalent) and internet access for the duration of the course
- You can read, write and speak English competently
- You have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
“They’ve been really unbelievable to me. I have learned a lot. For us as AFL players, there’s no other trade school like it to be honest.”
Completed CPC40110 Certificate Building IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.
If your highest qualifications is years 10-12, or a Certificate I, II, III or IV level or equivalent then you may be eligible to access government funding.
To confirm if you’re eligible for Government Funding check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 and we can discuss your options.
If you have completed a CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction you may be eligible for 11 Credit Transfers, thus reducing the number of units required from 27 to 16.
Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:
- CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
- A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office (not an iPad)
- A mobile phone or landline for dialling into the Audio Conference
- Internet access
- Being available during the hours set on the timetable
- WhatsApp downloaded
- Video access for ZOOM
No, students from interstate are welcome. However, they are unable to access government funding.
If you want to be a Registered Builder Unlimited (DBU), the combined content of both courses covers everything you will need to know.
No. However, the CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is a prescribed qualification by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and will assist you in your application with the VBA. To become a licensed builder, you have to meet the requirements from the VBA and therefore TIV cannot guarantee a licensed outcome.
Job opportunities from the course involve:
- Registered Builder*
- General Foreperson
- Building Inspector
- Site Manager
*To become a registered builder, you must also meet the licensing requirements in your state or territory. Please note that TIV does not guarantee a licensed outcome.