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Building and Construction


CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction(Building)

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This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Course code


Course name

Diploma of Building and Construction (Release 6)

Study area

Building and Construction (Building)

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction candidates require:

  • Successful completion of English and Maths to a year 12 standard
  • Mature aged (18 Years and above) students, with industry skills and knowledge
  • Confident computer literacy
  • Students need to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to show that they have an appropriate level of LLN skills to participate successfully in the course and to identify any additional support needs.

Possible Career Outcomes

After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities including:

• Construction Manager

• Building construction, supervision and management

• Building sale consultant

• Building Site Manager/Supervisor

• Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

• Estimating

• Purchasing

• Contracts administration

Further Studies

Successful completion of this course, students are eligible to enrol in CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction.

Course Structure

Completion of 18 units (including 13 core units and 5 elective units)

Core Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management 40
BSBPMG505A Manage project quality 40
BSBPMG508A Manage project risk 40
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects 40
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract 40
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions 160
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation 20
CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects 200
CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects 60
CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work 200
CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work 150
CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings 300

Elective Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects 140
CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction 150
CPCCBC5013A Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects 40
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions 80
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications 30

Note: Optimistic Futures has chosen these Electives based on industry consultation

Delivery Session

Full time (day)

Expected Duration

62 weeks

National Recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the “Construction, plumbing and Services Training Package (CPC08)”. Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants can apply for recognition of prior learning of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to or at the time of their enrolment.

Student Information

Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.

Mode of Delivery


Note: For the avoidance of doubt face to face includes both in-class and online (due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions) delivery.

Unique Student Identifier

Each participant enrolling in a course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certificate or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statements of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees: $8000


  • Optimistic Futures requires a minimum deposit of $150 to secure your enrolments.
  • the above fees include student amenities and services
  • All fees are paid upon enrolments
  • The above fees are inclusive of GST.
  • The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment


  • If you are going through a financial hardship and you wish to waive the tuition fees please fill in the hardship form for consideration. Optimistic futures reserve the right to accept or reject such application.

For fee terms and conditions, payment plans and refund, please contact office or refer to the student handbook.

Cooling Off Period

Students are eligible to cancel their enrolment by placing a formal notice of cancellation in writing to the CEO (Letter or email) within 10 business days of enrolment, without attracting a cancellation fee, unless the student has already commenced the training.

For Refund Policy or Complaints & Appeal Process please refer student handbook.

Need further information?

For further information about re-assessment, complaint and appeal process, enrolments, refunds please refer to student handbook or talk to one of our friendly staff.

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