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CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of builders, including contract management, project management, selecting contractors, overseeing 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.

Australian Nationally Recognised TraininThe CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the requirements of the licensing / accrediting authorities in all states or territories of Australia. This qualification is a requirement for licensing / accreditation depending upon on your trade and building experience. And as Builder licensing varies across States and Territories, additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

Building Licence Approval Recognition

The program is acceptable for the following licensing in each state:

NSW Builder licence application if the applicant does not have a trade in either carpentry and joinery or bricklaying
QLD Builder – medium rise licence application
VIC Builder – medium rise licence application
TAS Builder – medium rise application
SA Building work contractor licence application
ACT Builder Class B licence application
WA Registered Building Practitioner and Contractor

NOTE: Applicants remain subject to other State Government requirements with regard to relevant experience and other considerations at the discretion of the individual state or territories licensing / accrediting authority.

Content Prerequisites:
It is advisable that applicants wishing to complete the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) be able to demonstrate experience within the building and construction industry.

To achieve the qualification CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) there are 18 units of competency, comprising of 13 core units and 5 elective units, which must be completed. Back to Basics program includes extra elective units to complete the Qualification that are relevant to the day to day operations of Project Managing a Construction Site at this level. The Qualification is clustered into six modules.

Module 1: Safety Management

  • Safety Considerations, State Variations
  • Demolition, Induction
  • Incident Investigations and Consultation
  • Safety Signs
  • Workers Compensation and Return to Work Programs
  • First Aid, Personal Protective Equipment
  • Job Safety Analysis and Safe Work Method Statements
  • Emergency Procedures, Planning and Follow Up
  • Skin Cancer and Outdoor Workers
  • Manual Handling
  • Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances
  • Workplace Inspections and Right of Entry
  • Risk Management
  • Work Health and Safety Management

Module 2: Risk Management

  • Australian Standards
  • Risk Management In Business
  • Risk Management In Procurement
  • Risk Management In Construction
  • Safety Risk Management

Module 3: Contracts Management

  • Australian Law, Australian Courts
  • Special Legal Tribunals
  • The Legal Profession and Consultants
  • Personnel Of The Court System
  • Contract Terms
  • Introduction To Contracts
  • Contract Elements, Contract Documentation
  • Specifying Requirements
  • Tender Procedures, Obligations Of The Parties
  • Types Of Building Contracts, Building Contracts
  • Standard Contract Conditions, Conditions Of Contract
  • Subcontracting In The Building Industry
  • Termination, Security Of Payments
  • Dispute Resolution, Negotiation
  • Contracts Administration Procedural Checklists
  • Introduction To Standard Letters

Module 4: Project Management

  • What Makes a Good Project Manager
  • The Construction Environment
  • Project Management in Practice
  • Legislation and Regulations, Project Personnel
  • Waste Management, Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Contract Requirements, Procurement
  • Construction Planning, Communication
  • Information and Documentation
  • Finalising the Project

Module 5: Building Technology

  • Legislation, Regulations, Codes and Standards
  • Design Principles:
    – Safe Design
    – Adaptable/Liveable Housing
    – Structural Principles
    – Building Materials
    – Energy Efficiency
    – Sustainable Energy
    – Health and Amenity
  • Site Preparation:
    – Demolition
    – Site Classification
    – Excavation and Fill
    – Termite
    – Site Surface Drainage
  • Footings and Slabs
  • Masonry
  • Timber Framing
  • Steel Framing
  • Glazing
  • Roofing
  • Wet Area
  • Stairs and Balustrades
  • Cladding, Linings, Fix Out, Finishes
  • Services:
    – Regulatory Authorities
    – Hydraulic
    – Electrical
    – Mechanical
    – Fire
  • Landscape
  • Swimming Pools
  • Building Defects and Maintenance

Module 6: Financial Management

  • Records
  • Cash Book
  • Taxation
  • Ordering System
  • Job Costing
  • Developing the Builders Cash Flow
  • Progress Claims and Variations – Consider putting this in Contracts
  • Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
  • Financial Ratios
  • Financing of Construction Facilities
  • Project Finance Risk Management
  • Principles of Preparing and Using a Cash Flow Forecast
  • Cost Control

Core Units:

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

Elective Units:

CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract
CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403 Contribute to the implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on a building and construction site

Assumed Knowledge: It is important that you have or had access to a building site or currently working on a building site and have had or have current experience in the building and construction industry to be able to complete this program.

On successful completion of all units of competency, you will receive the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Employment Opportunities:

  • Builder (State variations and conditions apply)
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Contracts Manager

You will receive professional support from Back to Basics’ experienced team. Back to Basics’ Trainers are available to assist you via email, in writing or by telephone throughout the duration of your course.  All of our tutors are qualified and have up to date ‘hands on’ industry knowledge.

All the support you need, to build your future now!

For registration and additional information please call 1300 855 713 or leave a message on the contact page.