CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)


The Diploma of Building and Construction is a practical course that covers common practical skills and knowledge required for the building and construction industry. Training and assessment is delivered by registered builders in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment.

After successfully completing this qualification you will have all the required knowledge to apply to become a registered builder in the class of Domestic Builder (Unlimited) with the Victorian Building Authority. Additional criteria applies, please visit the Victorian Building Authority website for more information.

This course is delivered by National Construction Training (NCT), a trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 21254).


The maximum duration for this program is 15 months.


Career outcomes after completing this course may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Project Manager


    The diploma is suitable for those with experience or who are currently working in the building and construction industry. If you are new to the industry with less than three years’ work experience, the Dual Qualification is recommended.


    There are no prerequisite qualification requirements, however applicants should be employed with the building and construction industry.

    You must have completed unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work safely in the construction industry prior to commencing the course. Either a Statement of Attainment must be submitted as evidence prior to commencing the course or they must confirm having a valid White Card by selecting the option ‘Yes’ in ‘Vocational Education and Training Qualification History’ section of NTS Enrolment Application Form.


    National Training Services can access state government funding for this qualification through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required, please contact NTS for details on fee for service costs.


    You may be eligible for Skills First Funding if you are:

    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and
    • living in Victoria
    • enrolling in no more than 2 Skills First funded programs this year


    Statement of fees for Skills First funded students

    Contact National Training Services to inquire about your eligibility for State Government funding. Phone 03 9988 7983.


    To be awarded the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) competency must be achieved in twenty seven (27) units of competency. These are comprised of:

    • Twenty four (24) core units; and
    • Three (3) elective units

    View the full list of units of competency here




    Classes are conducted using Zoom to deliver remote learning. The learning and assessment resources are in digital format, available online via our Learning Management System (LMS). Students will require their own computer and must have an internet connection in order to be able to participate in classes, access learning and assessment materials, submit assessments, track progress and respond to requests from trainers.


    Web access to various publicly available websites will be necessary  to undertake learning and complete assessments. Information on these websites is included in the material on our LMS.

    Access to a range of Australian Standards for Building and Construction is required for completing learning activities and assessments for some units. Australian Standards are commercial products which can be purchased. You may also be able to access these products through membership of an industry body such as the HIA or the Master Builders Association of Victoria, through your employer, or via the Australian Standards Reader Room service.


    Further information regarding access to these standards is available on the Standards Australia website.

    1. Buy Australian Standards™ and other content
    2. Australian Standards Reader Room


    National Training Services has online learning standards to help assure students they can engage with and fully participate in online learning for the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). See the online learning standards here →


    • Short answer questions
    • Classroom activities
    • Projects related to building codes; structural principles; risk management; project management; project quality; contract management; legal requirements; Victorian Building Authority requirements; and preparation of plans and drawings


    • Classroom presentations
    • Research
    • PowerPoint delivery
    • Practical demonstration and practice
    • Group discussions
    • Class activities


    Regular classes are conducted remotely using Zoom | Classes are two nights per week, either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday | All classes are from 6 pm to 9 pm | Access to learning and assessment resources is via our Online Learning Management System | Assessments can be completed and submitted via the Learning Management System | Individual support is available – Contact the Enrolment Officer to arrange individual support | email construction@nationaltrainingservices.edu.au phone 03 9988 7983

    Helpful links

    training.gov.au  –  for detailed course information.

    vba.vic.gov.au  –  Victorian Building Authority.


      Brokering Arrangements
      National Training Services has appointed brokers to identify and recruit workplaces and individuals wishing to undertake this training. See the National Training Services Brokers List on our Compliance page for details.
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      For eligible students this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.