Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This qualification reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, risk and financial management, estimating, preparing and administering building and construction contracts, selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and managing construction work in building projects including residential and commercial
27 Units
27 Months
Online Learning
Entry Requirements
Government Funding

Core Units

  • 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

Elective Units

  • CPCCBC4024 Resolve business disputes
  • 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

Units in bold are included in CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction course as well.

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. Although there is no pre-existing skills and knowledge requirements from the training package, prior skills and knowledge relating to building and construction is advantageous. Living Planit requires that you must:

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • hold a minimum of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)
  • complete the LLN test during the enrolment process
  • be able to commit to the course duration and time commitment

If you are looking to become a licensed builder in NSW, you are required to have Certificate IV in Building and Construction qualification before enrolling to this course. Find out more information about NSW Builder Licence qualification requirements at https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/general-building-work

In addition, to complete the practical components, you will need to access a construction workplace. If you do not have access to a construction site, please talk to us before applying for this course. 

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

For the theory components, you also need to have following IT requirements:

  • Computer with internet connection as well as access to the Microsoft Office Applications.

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
  • Knowledge Questions 
  • Practical Performance Assessments (workplace or simulated)
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.
How to Become A Licensed Builder in NSW

Qualification Requirements

Pathway 1 – CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction with required units of competency + A current Carpentry or Bricklaying contractor license or supervisor certificate.

Pathway 2 – CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction + CPC50220 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.

*Other requirements may apply, please check NSW Fair Trading website for more details. https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/general-building-work


Founded in 2000, Living Planit is a market leading training provider. We specialise in:

  • Building and Construction Management Training
  • Project Management Training

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40552), we deliver top-quality courses and services to aid individuals and corporations to achieve their project management goals.

About Us
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Email: enquiries@livingplanit.com.au
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