Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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.

Occupational title may include:


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.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

  • Course Code

    Course Code: CRICOS Code:
    CPC50210 098090E

  • Course Name

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

  • Delivery Mode

    Classroom: Duration:
    (Classroom-based) 52 weeks

  • Campus

    7 Clunies Ross Ct, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

    20 Otter St, Collingwood, VIC 3066

    69 Osborne Avenue, Springvale, Victoria 3171



  • Course Fee

    Easy payment plans are available.
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Core Units

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


CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials Elective
CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects Elective
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions Elective
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects Elective
CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors Elective


  • Written Questions
  • Projects
  • Observation
  • Presentation
  • Case Study
  • Reports
  • Practical Activity

ETI has the following admission requirements:

  • Entry into the course at ETI requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with Department of Home Affairs regulations. Please speak to the ETI’s one of friendly team member for further information.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course.
  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Have the physical capacity to work in the practical classes.
  • All learners will be required to demonstrate their LLN (Language, Literacy, Numeracy) level on enrolling into this course.
  • ACSF level 3 is required in reading, writing, learning, numeracy and oral communication.

Attendance requirements in class:

All international students are required to attend 20 hours per week and maintain satisfactory course progress. Failure to attend the classes or failure to meet the course progress requirements may trigger the processes, which may result in the cancellation of your COE.

ETI does not charge any fees for this unit and offers as an additional unit for the course.

Training Pathway

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Advanced Diploma level qualifications within CPC08 Training Package.

Employment Pathway

Students who complete this course can expect to work under the following occupation titles:

  • Builder
  • Construction Project Manager (Technologist)
  • Fire Systems Designer

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry

Source: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=CPC50210


The program, for international students, takes place as classroom-based delivery combined with theory and practical classes in simulated environment.


This course is offered over 52 (20 hours per week) weeks including holidays on a full-time basis. Students need to gain competency in 18 units (13 core units and 5 elective units) to successfully complete this course.

All students are expected to give few hours per unit as Self-Directed Study. Your trainer will update you on this before commencement of the course or you can contact ETI’s support staff to know more about this”.


The underlying principle of Nationally Recognised Training is that a learner does not have to repeat training and assessment that has already been undertaken.

ETI has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer Policies and Procedures and can be found at ETI’s website, which outlines in detail processes to be followed for granting recognition and credit transfer. This is supported through the RPL guidelines for this qualification which focus specifically on all units.

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any training opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.

Credit Transfer relates to the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training, and involves assessing a previously completed course or units to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within the current course of study. Learners must provide transcripts of results and/or statements of attainment for credit transfer to be assessed.

Where a learner is successful in the RPL or Credit Transfer (CT) application, the units to be undertaken and course duration will be adjusted accordingly.
Where RPL is granted, learners do not have to participate in further training and assessment for skills and knowledge that they already possess.