Duration Learning Environment Workshop Location
Course duration is calculated on 20 hours per week of face-to-face training for
77 weeks & 15 weeks of allocated term break.
Total Course Duration: 92 weeks
  • Face to face classroom based.
  • Multicultural groups in an instructor led-learning environment.
  • Campus & Workshop based Delivery
Outer Northern Trade Training Centre (ONTTC),
407 High Street, Lalor, VIC 3075


Qualification Overview

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.

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 certain assessment requirements. Glen Institute collaborates with industry experts and construction businesses to provide the students this access.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of ‘CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’ meets this requirement and Glen Institute would help you achieve this too.

Who can Enrol?

Target group for this program will be mostly international students over 18 years of age, who may have completed a lower-level Building and Construction qualification or may have been working in the building and construction industry and wish to acquire skills and knowledge that could lead to senior management roles or start their own business.


Once students have successfully completed CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), they can apply for various roles across management positions that have supervisory performance accountabilities. The learners may seek a pathway to a higher-level qualification in construction industry.

Recommended Pathways from the Qualification
Students completing this Diploma level qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking range of building and construction qualifications such as:

  • RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design,
  • or other parallel Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Employment pathways from the Qualification
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a:

  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites to enter the CPC50220 Diploma of Building & Construction. However, it is recommended to applicants who have been working in the industry for at least two (2) years. Further, the applicant must meet the following entry requirements:

General course specific requirements

  • Due to the practical nature of this course, the learners will need to be able to work with their hands, have a good sense of balance and ability to work at heights and be physically capable to meet the physical demands in completing assessments in a workplace or simulated workplace environment
  • Applicants must hold a White Card prior to course commencement or prior to participation in any of the practical units for this course.

English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or PTE score of 52 or Certificate IV in EAL or equivalent.

*For equivalency of various English Languages proficiency testing, and other forms of equivalency please refer to the admissions and student selection policy available in the student’s handbook (www.glen.edu.au).

Note: In the absence of formal English qualifications Glen Institute may proffer English Placement Test

Academic Requirement
No prior academic requirements apply for this qualification; however, Glen Institute require successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification or higher.

Age Requirement
All applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to the course.

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirement
Applicants will be required to demonstrate their LLN capabilities &/or complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course as per the Glen Pre –training & LLN Policy & Procedure. Glen Institute uses LLN Robot platform for the assessment.

Applicants should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and Power Point).

Applicants should be in possession of their personal computer (the minimum configuration should be Intel Core i3 (sixth generation or newer) or equivalent. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64, Memory: 4 GB RAM, Storage: 120 GB internal storage).


CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
CPCCBC5007 Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
CPCCBC5010 Manage construction work
CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
BSBWHS513 Lead WHS risk management
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
CPCCBC5011 Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC5013 Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
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
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances
CPCCBC5018* Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


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

Note: The elective units may change at college’s discretion, if necessary.