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 (Limited).

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's Included

Each student receives a package of material valued at $500 containing:
• The National Construction Code (Vol. 1) – Hardcopy pickup when Site Visit
• 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.

Delivery & Duration

The course is delivered over 11 months.

Students are required to attend timetabled training for one 3-hour evening online session per week (6pm to 9pm), either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Site-based face to face 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.

Course Dates & Locations

Click the button to find out next available dates for Virtual Classroom

The cut off date to enrol is one week before the course starts.

Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program


Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

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

Units of Delivery

This qualification includes units of competence as per the Qualification Rules and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Our Student Support Team, comprising Trainers and Assessors, offers additional training to students upon request or when needed, even outside scheduled sessions.

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 on-site 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 three storeys
CPCCBC5019  Manage building and construction business finances
CPCCBC5009 Identify services layout and connection methods for Type B and C 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
Course Requirements

Entry Requirements


18 years or older.

English Language

Proof of meeting one of the following:

  • Passed VCE English or VCE ESL at year 12 level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated sufficient LLN skills through pre-training review process.

Pre-Training Review

Evaluation includes assessment of:

  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy skills.
  • Understanding of course structure.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Motivation for course enrolment.

Course Entry Requirements

No specific requirements or preferred pathways.

Computer requirements

  • Laptop Charger.
  • Laptop.
  • Windows Office products.


  • Successful completion awards a certificate.
  • Statement of attainment provided for completed units if student is unable to finish the qualification or chooses to withdraw.
What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:

“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.”

Luke Dahlhaus
Geelong, AFL Player

Completed CPC40110 Certificate Building IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government Funding available to me?

Yes, TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

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.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
What do I need to supply to be able to participate in the Virtual Classroom?
  • 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
Do I have to live in Victoria?

No, students from interstate are welcome. However, they are unable to access government funding.

Can I go straight into the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) without doing a CPC40120 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction?

If you want to be a Registered Builder Unlimited (DBU), the combined content of both courses covers everything you will need to know.

Click here and see for yourself how it works.

Does my Diploma qualify me to becoming a Registered Builder?

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.

What are the career pathways from The CPC50220 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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.