Diploma of Building & Construction

Qualification Overview

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:

  • Builder

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.

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

Qualification Structure


Learning Mode

  • On campus
  • Online

Assessment Method

  • Demonstration & Observation
  • Written Tests
  • Group Assignments
  • Case Studies
  • Role Plays
  • Individual Projects/Portfolios

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants 18 years and above who have satisfactorily completed the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or equivalent or
  2. Applicants 18 years and above with no formal qualifications who can be assessed for skills that would qualify to undertake this training.
  3. 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.
  4. Must complete literacy and numeracy test and the pre-training review.

Completion of the Qualification

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) issued by the Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET).

Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET) is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Number: 121666) registered with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA).

Qualification Availability

ACET has regular monthly intakes for each of its qualifications. Please contact ACET for confirmation of the commencement date for the next available intake.

Future Study Pathways

After successful completion of your Diploma, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include the Bachelor of engineering (civil) or Bachelor of Building.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by supplying evidence of their previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the qualification competencies. The evidence must be valid, sufficient and authentic.

Contact ACET directly to discuss your previous experience and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Note: ACET is Not an Approved RPL provider under the Victorian Training Guarantee funding

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by taking into account previous studies. ACET accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by:

  • AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation, or
  • authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application and prior to the commencement of training.

Recommended Short Course

These courses can be taken at the same time with your main course. The aim is to increase your employment opportunity as well as equip you with essential skill sets in everyday work environment.

  • Courses in Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
  • Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Provide First Aid Course HLTAID003

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