Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
This Free TAFE course is in high demand. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place in it. Otherwise, you may have to wait for the next intake.
18 months full-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2023
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Major study areas:
- Planning and scheduling
- Construction technology and management
- Contract administration
- Estimating and plan reading
- Building codes and standards
- Construction structural principles
- Risk, quality and business finances
Units of study
Select, prepare and administer a construction contract (CPCCBC4003)
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (CPCCBC4004)
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering (CPCCBC4005)
Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects (CPCCBC4008)
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects (CPCCBC4009)
Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions (CPCCBC4010)
Read and interpret plans and specifications (CPCCBC4012)
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation (CPCCBC4013)
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings (CPCCBC4014)
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects (CPCCBC4018)
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings (CPCCBC4053)
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction (CPCCBC5001)
Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects (CPCCBC5002)
Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work (CPCCBC5003)
Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor (CPCCBC5007)
Manage construction work (CPCCBC5010)
Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction (CPCCBC5011)
Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys (CPCCBC5018)
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings (CPCCBC4001)
Select and manage building and construction contractors (CPCCBC5005)
Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects (CPCCBC5013)
Lead WHS risk management (BSBWHS513)
Manage business risk (BSBOPS504)
Manage building and construction business finances (CPCCBC5019)
Elective units (pre-selected by the program coordinator)
Prepare specifications for all construction works (CPCCBC4015)
Manage project quality (BSBPMG532)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $16,788. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$16,240||$11,130||Yes|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||Fully Covered||Fully Covered||Yes|
You could have your tuition fees covered thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 1,790.
The following additional criteria for entry apply for this course:
- Literacy: Applicants will need to demonstrate literacy competencies.
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059