INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CRICOS Code: 085427C
National Code: CPC50210


Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing work 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.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
Print Course Page
104 weeks
4
80 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
Commences

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent OR successful completion of the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Course Notes

  • Students may wish to complete any of the building Certificate IV programs prior to this 2 year Diploma.
  • Students choosing to complete the package of the Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) and the Diploma of Building & Construction (Building) may be able to complete the package within 5 semesters (2.5 years).

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $6325
Total course cost ( 104 weeks)
AUD $25300
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $25300

* Students may be required to purchase a scientific calculator at approx. $50-$90 if they don't already have one.

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Commercial construction manager.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210)
    This course covers safety, project quality and risk, building codes and standards, contracts, costing, structural principles and tender documentation. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 13 core units and 5 elective units.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects 40
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects 200
    Apply principles of OHS risk management 50
    Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions 160
    Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings 300
    Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60
    Manage construction work 150
    Manage project quality 40
    Manage project risk 40
    Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects 60
    Prepare and evaluate tender documentation 20
    Select and prepare a construction contract 40
    Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work 200

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies 70
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 30
    Select and manage building and construction contractors 40
    Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials 60
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management)
    Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)
    Bachelor of Built Environment
    Bachelor of Construction Management (Online program)
    Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics (Honours)
  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

︿
Back to Top