Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government.


Up to 18 Months


Total 18 Units

delivery mode




units of competency

Core Units
  • BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management
  • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
  • 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
Elective Units
  • CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
  • CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
  • CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes

Construction is not just about building sites, but about building a bigger picture: the planning, coordination, and control of a project from inception to delivery. This practical course incorporates hands-on work and project-based learning. You’ll experience many aspects of building projects and understand how they all relate to each other .

Entry Requirements

Living Planit recommends that prior knowledge of Building and Construction would be advantageous. Living Planit applies following entry requirements:

  • be 18 years or older
  • currently working on active construction projects is advantageous but not essential
  • complete the LLN test during the enrolment process
  • be able to commit to the course duration and time commitment

A valid White Card (General Construction Induction Card) and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry will be required for some of the course assessments. You’re required to obtain a White Card before you can complete these assessments.

Government Funding

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. 

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you answered “Yes” to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with Living Planit.

*for more information about NSW Smart and Skilled, please visit website https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au


Assessment process might include some or all of the following:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfer
  • Class activities and presentations (Role Play and Observation)
  • Unit Knowledge Test (UKT)
  • Unit Project (UP) (workplace or simulated case study)
  • Unit Skill Test (UST) (workplace or simulated case study)
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

Work experience or formal qualifications you have might count towards your course if you have previously undertaken study at a recognised training organisation or have some relevant work experience you might gain credit towards specific units in a course shortening the time you need to study.

For more information, visit https://livingplanit.com.au/rpl/

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
  • Licensed Builder. For more information, please check relevant building licensing authority in your State or Territory.
IT Requirements
Participant Handbook

We want to support you every moment of your time with us. Our friendly support team and trainers will help you with any enquiries you may have and support you achieveing your career goals. 

Download our Participant Handbook here

Fee-Free Traineeship Program Available*

Fee-Free Skilling for Recovery Initiative*

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Qualification Requirements

Pathway 1CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) with required units of competency + A current Carpentry or Bricklaying contractor license or supervisor certificate.

Pathway 2 – CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) + CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) with required units of competency.

Pathway 3 – A degree in building, construction, construction management, construction project management, construction economics, applied science (building), or quantity surveying from an Australian university which requires the applicant to undertake the equivalent of four years’ full time study and a mandatory work placement.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience under a builder’s supervision, obtained within the last 10 years.

*For more information for the current licensing requirements in New South Wales, visit https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/general-building-work



Living Planit is a proud member of AIPM and GAPPS, meaning our courses meet the standards of project management industry



As a registered Training organisation (RTO 40552), Living Planit provides nationally recognised part and full qualifications



As a NSW Smart and Skilled training provider, Living Planit provides government-funded training programs to individuals and corporations