CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction
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:
- 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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
- 27 units of competency:
- 24 core units
- 3 elective units
- a maximum of one unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.
An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.
Manage business risk
Lead WHS risk management
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work
Select and manage building and construction contractors
Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
Manage construction work
Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
Manage building and construction business finances
Manage project quality
Manage project stakeholder engagement
Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building projects up to three storeys
Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction
Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for large building projects
Conduct air monitoring and clearance inspections for asbestos removal work
Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency
Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies
Develop and implement asset management plans
Unit of competency
CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings