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Building and Construction

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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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:

  • 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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector

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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have access to a live building and construction workplace to meet the requirements detailed in the Assessment Requirements of core unit CPCCBC4008 Supervise communication and administration processes for building and construction projects.

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.

Course code

CPC50220

Course name

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (Release 3)

Study area

Building & Construction

Duration

86 Weeks (including semester breaks)

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CPC50220 Diploma of Building and construction (Building) students are required to:

  • Age – must be a minimum of 18 years of age

AND

  • complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test administered by the Optimistic Futures.

Note: Students can obtain a white card by undertaking unit of competency CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from a WorkSafe Victoria approved RTO. (https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/construction-induction-training-white-card)

Optimistic Futures is approved by Work Safe to deliver the Construction Induction Training.

Practical Sessions

To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake practical sessions of of 142 hours.

Possible Career Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be eligible for registration as a licensed builder with the VBA. You may then find roles including:

Builder General Foreperson
Building Inspector Construction Supervisor
Site Manager Contracts administration

We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.

Further Studies

After completing the qualification, learners would be able to further enrol in any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC60220 – Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Course Structure

Completion of 27 units (including 24 core units and 3 elective units)

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Descriptor
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 onsite 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 3 storeys
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances

** This unit has pre-requisite units

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Descriptor
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement
CPCCBC4052 Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry

 

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

National Recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Construction, Plumbing and Services. Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CPC50220 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 within the community services sector.

Assessment Methods

Knowledge Assessment (Written Questions/Answers), Case Study, Project Assessment, Practical Assignment, Workplace Assessment & Practical Oral Assessment

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 unitsrequired to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Credit Transfer

Applicants can apply for a credit transfer for any units successfully completed, as part of AQF qualification, at any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE. Credit transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application prior to the commencement of training.

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.

Award

On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) will be issued to learners within 30 days of completion of the qualification. Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully

Cooling Off Period

The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook.

Refund Policy

For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.

Assessment Requirements

Showing Competence in all assessment is a necessary part of this program to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards. Optimistic futures will be conducting of realistic workplace tasks, project, knowledge tests, case studies, feedback from supervisors.

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face

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

Fee for service:- Fee for service cost is $12,000 this includes all workbooks /material and/or equipment.

Complaints and Appeal Process

If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action

For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

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