Diploma of Building & Construction

This is the next step towards starting your own business and/or applying for building and construction supervisory roles in Australia.

CPC50220 Diploma of Project Management Supervisors discussing


58 weeks with one night workshop per week + self-study & assessment


Online – study anywhere, anytime

Expected Salary

$105,000 industry average salary¹

Job Growth

12.0% projected job growth (5 years)²

Course Overview
Diploma of Building & Construction

This diploma is designed to meet the needs of builders, and select contractors, who oversee the work, assess its quality and liaise with clients. The core units cover essential skills for the construction industry.
Industry Skills
  • Oversee the legal obligations of a contractor
  • Select and manage contractors
  • Apply structural principles
  • Understand medium-rise building
  • Prepare and assess tender documents
  • Manage construction work

Nationally Recognised and Accredited Certificate

Our Diploma of Building & Construction (CPC50220) qualification is recognised across Australia.

Builder’s Licences are only recognised in the state you registered with, so you will need to apply for a new licence if you want to work in a new state.

However, you will not need to repeat the Diploma of Building and Construction, since the qualification is accredited no matter where you choose to work in the country.

CPC50220 Diploma of Project Management Supervisor on site with a clipboard

Course Details
Diploma of Building & Construction

58 weeks.
1 night workshop per week + self-study & assessment.
If a student does not have a White Card, they will need to complete this before starting or enrol on the next available course.

This course is delivered online via Zoom. Study made to work for you – whether you are combining study with a full-time job, balancing life commitments, or need to further your education to achieve career goals. All course content, resources, and materials can be easily accessed at any time, and our trainers are always available to provide online support to you when necessary. 

Class times (adjusted for daylight savings time).
  • QLD: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • ACT: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • NSW: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Graduates who earn a Diploma of Building and Construction can pursue employment in roles such as:
  • Builder
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Building Inspector
  • Building Estimator
Each state has different regulatory requirements. Check with your state’s licencing and regulatory authorities to find out how you can earn a builder’s licence in your state. We’ve also compiled this information at ctiaustralia.edu.au/how-to-get-your builders-license.
  • Students are expected to have a general understanding of Building & Construction.
  • Students need to complete an LLN test to demonstrate a satisfactory level of language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) abilities.
  • Classes are delivered online via Zoom. Students must have a laptop, computer, or smartphone available, as well as internet access.
Fee for Service: $9,000
Construction Skills Queensland (QLD): $1,100*
Training Fund Authority (ACT): $3,677.18*
Smart and Skilled Funding (NSW): $8,220*
With all of Capital Training Institute’s courses, we can offer a payment plan so that you can start studying immediately to achieve your goals sooner. For more information about funding and our pricing structure, enquire here
*This training is subsidised by Construction Skills Queenland Initative, ACT Training Fund Authority, and the NSW government. To find out if you are eligible, visit: ctiaustralia.edu.au/funding-and-fees or download the course guide. 




Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings


Plan building or construction work


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings


Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Select, prepare and administer a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


Manage risk


Lead WHS risk management


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction


Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects


Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work


Select and manage building and construction contractors


Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor


Manage construction work


Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction


Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys


Manage building and construction business finances


Develop and use emotional intelligence


Manage project risk


Manage project quality

* Note: The first twelve units, marked with an asterisk* in their unit code, are also part of the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction. If you have completed the Certificate IV qualification, you may be able to apply for a credit transfer of the overlapping units which would also make a considerable difference in the fee for service (FFS) price.

Enquire now for future start dates.


Peter Keane
Peter Keane
Excellent training provider. I completed my Certificate IV in Building and Construction over 18 weeks. Mal was an excellent trainer and helped me through understanding all aspects of the units. The structure is challenging, but having the ability to complete the course after work hours made this more convenient. I would highly recommend CTI.
Robert Pizzie
Robert Pizzie
I completed Cert IV in Building a couple of years ago. The course was well defined and notes provided were clear and easy to follow. Fast forward to now and after a couple of house moves my course certificates are in a "safe place." I contacted CTI and they again were extremely helpful in providing replacements. Exceptional training company.
Mehmood Nowrozi
Mehmood Nowrozi
Capital Training Institute is on of the great place for the ex construction supervisors to evaluate their experience and get the qualifications they need.
chirag shah
chirag shah
Highly recommended!! Very friendly and helpful staff. Right guidance is provided through out the course. Thanks Vijay and Roy for assistance and guidance through out the course. Also achieving my Cert 4 in Building
Chen Jacky
Chen Jacky
Great and helpful course! Very friendly and professional teacher and staff! I highly recommend this course.

Why CTI for Building and Construction?

Learn from experts

CTI is recognised as a leading private training provider in Australia for its standard of excellence. Every trainer is fully equipped with formal qualifications and relevant real-world experience.

Decades of experience

We have advanced hundreds of students’ careers through training produced in collaboration with the Australian Department of Education, Skills, and Employment. 

Nationally recognised

Our Nationally Recognised courses give students the expertise required to gain employment and start businesses as business professionals.

Dual Degree Pathway

Earn two qualifications and improve your career sooner with CTI’s dual qualification program. This program removes overlapping units and extra credit transfer forms. Dual qualification students can graduate for a lower fee and in a more efficient timeframe.

CTI is offering the following courses in its dual qualification program:
  • CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building & Construction and
  • CPC50220 – Diploma of Building & Construction (Building).
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