Course Overview

Together with practical on the job skills, you will be equipped with an advanced level of knowledge to manage medium rise, residential and commercial construction projects.

Advance your career by developing the managerial skills you need to lead onsite operations whilst continuing to develop strong communication, organisational and budgeting skills.

This course covers building and construction theory based on Project Management principles and practices for medium-rise residential and commercial buildings, as well as providing specialised knowledge in structural applications, human resources, and contracts management.

To find out about the building licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course may be subsidised by the NSW Government Smart and Skilled initiative. If you are eligible for the government subsidy, your student fee will be determined by the NSW Government. Smart and Skilled prices are subject to funding availability. A quote of applicable fees and funding will be provided prior to enrolment.

A general guide to fees for this qualification pathway is as follows:

If you hold a previous CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification
Master Builders Member Rate $3,950.00
Non-Member Rate $4,250.00

If you do not hold a previous CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification

Master Builders Member Rate $5,815.00
Non-Member Rate $6,240.00

Note: On enrolment, you will be invoiced for $1,500.00. This consists of a non-refundable administration fee. According to the Standards for RTOs 2015, at no stage will Master Builders charge more than $1,500 in advance of services being provided.

Instead of rushing from work to class, you now have time to go home, settle in, grab a snack, then simply login to learn. Virtual classrooms are just like a real class except from the comfort of your own home.

Be supported by our industry expert educators and our customer service team throughout your learning journey.

All you need is your laptop/tablet/computer, a quiet place, and speakers or headphones. Once you login to learn you'll be connected to educators and colleagues, as well as having access to our learning resources, videos and more!

The CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) course is designed to enable potential builders and others in the industry to improve their business skills and technical knowledge so that they can successfully manage their building and construction business and projects.
Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder from NSW Fair Trading.

Career benefits:

  • Start and grow your building and construction business
  • Expand your business capabilities
  • Be on the pathway to a building licence
  • Manage building and construction businesses
  • Supervise and manage teams of people
  • Spend less time on the tools and focus on business

Occupations may include:

  • Construction project manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Contracts manager
  • Construction manager

The qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The industry requires general employability skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self-management
  • Technology
  • Learning

Master Builders applies the following entry requirements:

  • a minimum of three (3) years full-time (or equivalent) experience in the building and construction industry working under a builder or construction company (experience must be within the last 10 years).
  • a minimum of six (6) months supervisory experience supervising communication and administration processes for building and construction projects or hold a Certificate IV in Building and Construction.
  • a valid White Card (General Construction Induction card)
  • reference from licenced builder you have worked for at least 12 months that confirms your employment history
  • access to building projects up to three (3) storeys for;
    - Residential – NCC Class 1 and 10 buildings, and
    - Commercial – NCC Class 2 to 9, Type C and B construction
  • able to answer at least 65% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process.

This online course has been designed to meet part of the NSW Fair Trading criteria to apply for a Building Licence. NSW Fair Trading have specific criteria in addition to this qualification. Visit the NSW Fair Trading website for further information

Apply for your USI prior to application.

Enrolment Conditions

Master Builders has enrolment conditions to help you progress through your training:

  • Students cannot enrol in more than one online qualification and/or program at the same time.
  • Students cannot undertake more than two programs in total at a time.
  • This does not include our online Professional Development, CPD Made Easier, or short 1 or 2 day courses.

The program is designed to be able to be completed within  a maximum time of 24 months.

We recommend committing 10-15 hours per week to the course to complete it within 24 months.

Interactive online tutorials are scheduled on weekday afternoons and evenings and run for up to 2 hours each.

Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder from Fair Trading NSW.

Our completed students who are on the pathway to a building licence have success with licence applications by Fair Trading NSW. 

The qualification pathway below may apply to most people, but with your individual circumstances, you might be on a different pathway. Previous versions of the qualifications may also be accepted. It is recommended you contact Fair Trading NSW for clarification.

Here is a list of the full units of competency in this course:

CODE UNITS OF COMPETENCY

BSBOPS504

Manage business risk

BSBWHS513

Lead WHS risk management

CPCCBC4001

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

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

CPCCBC4008

Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009

Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010*

Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

CPCCBC4012

Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4013

Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC4014

Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4018

Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4053

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings

CPCCBC5001

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction

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

CPCCBC5007

Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor

CPCCBC5010

Manage construction work

CPCCBC5011

Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

CPCCBC5013

Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects

CPCCBC5018*

Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys

CPCCBC5019

Manage building and construction business finances

Participants are also required to undertake three (3) of the following elective units:

BSBPMG532

Manage project quality

CPCCBC5004

Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials

CPCCBC5009

Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction

 

FEES*

$5,815 / $6,240

*Member/Non-member
Subsidies Available

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When

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Location

Online


Duration

24 months


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