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CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Do you want to develop your career in the building and construction industry? The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is designed to help you qualify for your Builder's Registration and become a manager in the building industry.

In this course, you will gain the managerial skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate residential and commercial construction projects from inception to delivery. This nationally recognised qualification provides the minimum standards required by the Western Australian Department of Commerce to become a Registered Builder in WA. Our industry-experienced trainers will also assist you with your application to the Builders Registration Board of WA.

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) focuses on leadership and business management skills within the context of building and construction projects. This includes key mediation and critical analysis techniques. You will learn to manage the risks associated with residential and commercial projects, and gain a wide variety of skills that will allow you to supervise, manage and conduct quality assurance within the low to medium rise construction field. The course will also provide you with an in-depth insight into the engineering principles for residential and commercial construction, as well as an understanding of contract law, legislation and the latest building codes and standards.

Who will benefit?
Residential and commercial builders, site managers and supervisors wanting to develop their career.

Career outcomes

Residential Builder

Residential Builder

Site Supervisor

Site Supervisor

Construction Manager

Construction Manager



Construction Manager

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Course details

Duration12 months
IntakesRolling intakes
DeliveryTraining centre, blended learning or online
Course FeeFee for service: $6,369
Builder's Registration

To apply for registration as a building practitioner you must have particular experience and qualifications, and demonstrate to the Building Services Board that you are fit to be registered.

The requirements include:

  • Completion of the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), along with additional units including: CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings; and CPCCOHS1001A Work safety in the construction industry (WA White Card).
  • You must have at least 5-7 years of experience in carrying out or supervising building work
  • Completion of relevant forms and registration fees

For more information regarding WA Builders Registration requirements, please visit the WA Department Of Commerce’s website.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however we do recommend at least 5 years of experience within the building and construction industry as this is a minimum requirement to apply for the Builder’s Registration.

Pre-Training Review

As part of the enrolment process, LTT will conduct a pre-training review to capture your current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy.

This ensures that you are making an informed decision about the suitability and relevance of the course you are planning on undertaking.

This process also aids in identifying any support service that may be required.


The tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Government fees increase at the start of each year.

laboratory courses

Units of Competency




Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects


Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Select and prepare a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects


Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings


Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects


Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work


Select and manage building and construction contractors


Manage construction work


Apply principles of OHS risk management


Manage project quality


Manage project risk


Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor


Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


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


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings*

*Optional additional unit required to apply for the builder’s registration license

Assessment Methods

Assessment will include questions to confirm underpinning knowledge as well as a combination of practical assessment tasks, observation of performance, case studies, scenarios and workplace projects. 

Additional Requirements

You will be required to undertake self-study with the material provided to you and carry out necessary research in your own time.

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VET Student Loans

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is available for eligible fee paying students under the VET Student Loan arrangement.