TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) - CPC50210

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.


  • 18 units: 13 core
  • 5 elective


  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Manage construction work
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Design databases
  • Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract
  • Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
  • Manage project quality
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • Manage operational plan
  • Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
  • Implement asset management plan
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Produce complex desktop published documents
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
  • Manage people performance
  • Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
  • Manage project risk
  • Select and prepare a construction contract
  • Apply principles of OHS risk management
  • Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects
  • Lead and manage a sales team
  • Ensure team effectiveness
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Manage risk
  • Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes


To be eligible to apply for a B Class Licence in the ACT you must complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Study pathways

Not Applicable

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Tonsley International: $25,300 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 24 months

Further information

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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