Course Overview

 

You have the skills, you have the knowledge and you have the industry experience. Now all you need to do is be assessed!

RPL is the pathway you need to the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction qualification. To find out about the building licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you already have. Our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

With RPL you can complete the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction within 6 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you eligible for fee-free training?

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:

NSW Government Smart and Skilled Subsidy Indicative Pricing

If you do not hold a previous qualification

Up to $3,500*

If you do hold a previous qualification

Up to $3,930

Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy

Master Builders Member Rate

$3,950

Non-Member Rate

$4,250

*If you hold a CPC40108 or CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification your fee will be in the lower range of the fee scale.

Note: On enrolment, you will be invoiced for $1,500.00. This consists of a $1,000.00 non-refundable administration fee.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. Simply follow our RPL kit and provide video and photographic evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you have. Plus, our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

The assessment practical activities are very specific and require you to have access to your workplace and a variety of job tasks. These tasks relate to the practical components of each unit of competency, and you must be able to have access to tools, equipment and materials necessary to carry out the tasks.

To participate you will need a laptop or computer with internet access to login. With our RPL program you can submit all the required assessment knowledge questions, practical activities and evidence in our online student system.

Watch our video for tips on how to gather evidence for your RPL kit.

Examples of the types of evidence that you will need to gather will depend on the qualification you are completing, however, examples could include:

  • Video footage of your performing tasks on site
  • Time-lapse photos of you performing tasks on site
  • Certificates you have already gained 
  • Project management documentation

Watch our video for tips on the types of evidence you need to gather for your RPL kit.

The CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction RPL program is designed to enable potential builders and industry professionals to formally recognise their skills in business, their technical knowledge, and managing building and construction 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 five (5) years full-time (or equivalent) experience in the building and construction industry working under a builder or building company on medium rise projects (experience must be within the last 10 years) in one of the following roles;
  • Builder / Supervisor
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector

OR

  • You hold a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and can demonstrate at least one (1) year experience supervising communication and administration processes for building and construction projects.

AND

  • 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 80% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process.

This RPL program 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.

This RPL program is designed to be completed within 6 months,  with a maximum time of 24 months.

To achieve this, the knowledge based assessment is required to be completed and submitted within 2 months and all evidence is to be submitted within 5 months.

We recommend committing 10-15 hours per week on the course to complete within the 6 months.

At the end of the 6 months, our Customer Service team will work with you to provide an online learning option for any units of competency that you are unable to achieve in the RPL process.

Here is a brief overview of the subjects you will be assessed on:

  • WHS & Risk Management
  • Standards Codes and Identifying
  • Services for medium-rise buildings
  • Building Construction Management
  • Manage and supervise planning and teams
  • Tenders and Contractual Obligations
  • Structural Applications
  • Project Cost Control and Manage project quality
  • Knowledge testing and practical observations
  • Preparation of your portfolio of evidence

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

CODE UNITS OF COMPETENCY

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

CPCCBC5010A

Manage construction work

CPCCBC5018A

Apply structural principles to the construction of medium-rise buildings

BSBOHS504B

Apply principles of OHS risk management

BSBPMG505A

Manage project quality

BSBPMG508A

Manage project risk

CPCCBC5005A

Select and manage building and construction contractors

CPCCBC5007B

Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract

CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

CPCCBC5004A

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

CPCCBC5009A

Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

FEES*

$3,950 / $4,250

*Member/Non-member
Subsidies Available

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When

Available Now


Location

Recognition of Prior Learning from your workplace


Duration

6 months


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