CPC50210 Diploma Of Building And Construction (Building)-SELFPACED

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CPC50210 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. 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.

Occupational title may include:


The Qualification has core Unit of Competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this Qualification requires all included Units of Competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no Pre-requisite requirements, however Candidates should have a minimum 2-3 years current Construction Industry experience, working in a Supervisory Role. Candidates should be familiar with current construction procedures and terminology.

Students should note that this course requires you to conduct Workbased Tasks within an active Building and Construction environment, and will require tasks to be conducted on an active building site.

What are the career Opportunities?

Once Assessment and Gap Training has  been successfully completed Students will attain

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Successful Students may use this Qualification to support their application for a Builders Licence, or for working as a Building Supervisor.

What study pathways are available?

Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction

Degree in Construction Management

What is the program duration?

Students will be required to complete 18 Units of Competency from the Qualification.

The Units are Clustered into relevant groups. It is expected that Students will be able to complete the required Units in18 Months. If you have prior experience in some Units, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, which may reduce the amount of time required.

When does the program start?

Students can enrol into the Self-Paced course at any time

What is the delivery mode?

Self-Paced. Students can undertake work tasks and Study in their own time. You should allow a minimum of 15-20 hours per week Study time and completing Assessment Tasks. You will also be required to complete Workbased tasks for some Units. Students will require access to a suitable Construction workplace, and complete a Journal of their work activities.

How much time will I be in class each week?

Students completing the Self-Paced Course will not be required to attend Classes on a regular basis. Our Trainer / Assessor will be in regular contact with you throughout the Course to monitor your progression,

Students will be required to participate in regular tutorial sessions either by phone, or via

Web-conference/ Skype

How much extra study will I be required to undertake?

As required.

Do I need to provide any of my own resources?

You will need to provide or have access to certain resources to complete this Course.

You will need your own computer / laptop / tablet to carry out tasks in the course. As a minimum, you will be required to operate and produce Word Documents and Excel Spreadsheets.

You will be required to access information from various websites.

It is preferable that you have your own internet access, and a suitable email account, to send and receive Learner Resources, Assessment Tasks etc, and to participate in video conferencing with your Assessor.

You will need to gain access to National Construction Codes, Legislation, and Australian Standards etc

If you do not have regular internet or computer access, please advise ASFT prior to enrolment, and we can discuss possible alternatives

Where is the program offered?

The Course is available to eligible Students anywhere in Australia.

To be eligible for this Course, you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or holder of a Humanitarian or Student Visa.

How much does this program cost?

You may be eligible to apply for a subsidised place in the course. Please contact ASFT for further information.

How can I apply for this program?

Contact Australian School of Finishing Trades on 0418 443 276 or visit our website at https://www.finishingtrades.com.au/

How do we recognise your skills?

Prior to enrolment we will conduct a Pre-Assessment to determine your skills and experience.

If you have previous Qualifications, formal or informal Training, or can demonstrate current experience, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

What information do I need to provide?

You will need to provide ASFT with certain personal information when you enrol into this Course.

All personal information is dealt with in strict confidence, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, and its Amendments, and the Australian Privacy Principles, as amended.

We will need to collect information regarding your full name, address and contact details, and contact information for your next of kin. We will also need to collect information regarding your work history, including past and present employers.

What ID do I require?

Students are required to provide information to create or verify your Unique Student Identification code. (USI)

Students must provide at least 100 points of Identification, including:

  • Drivers Licence* 80 points          * must include your Current address.
  • Medicare Card 30 points
  • Birth Certificate 40 points
  • Passport 50 points
  • Visa 30 points         
  • Other current photo ID 10 points

How is the Course Structured?

This Course is Clustered into 5 groups.

Each Cluster is aligned to conduct similar or related Tasks and Activities, and the duration of each Cluster varies depending on the amount of hours required.

ASFT will work with you, and if applicable, your Employer, to compile a Training and Assessment Plan.

The Plan breaks down the Qualification into manageable components, and provides a helpful guide in determining the work tasks, and the amount of study time required to complete the Cluster and Course.

Students are enrolled into one Cluster at a time, and are provided with upfront Learning Resources and information, and the Assessment Tasks for that Cluster.

You can return your completed Assessments via email, or if you can’t access the internet, you can post them to us.

The Course Clusters are detailed below. If you would prefer to complete Elective Units of Competency that are not listed here, you can contact our Assessor to discuss possible RPL.

Cluster 1- 10 Weeks

CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projectsCore
CPCCBC4010BApply structural principles to residential low rise constructionsCore
CPCCBC4012BRead and interpret plans and specificationsElective-B

Cluster 2- 10 Weeks

CPCCBC4003ASelect and prepare a construction contractCore
CPCCBC4004AIdentify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4011BApply structural principles to commercial low rise constructionsElective-B
CPCCBC4013APrepare and evaluate tender documentationCore

Cluster 3- 10 Weeks

BSBOHS504BApply principles of OHS risk managementCore
BSBPMG505AManage project qualityCore
BSBPMG508AManage project riskCore
CPCCBC5004ASupervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materialsElective-A

Cluster 4- 30 Weeks

CPCCBC5001BApply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projectsCore
CPCCBC5007BAdminister the legal obligations of a building or construction contractorElective-A
CPCCBC5018AApply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildingsCore

Cluster 5- 15 Weeks

CPCCBC5002AMonitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC5003ASupervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction workCore
CPCCBC5005ASelect and manage building and construction contractorsElective-A
CPCCBC5010BManage construction workCore

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CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)-SELFPACED