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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager

This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge required for the complete construction of medium-rise buildings. This nationally recognised qualification can be used all across Australia.

Subjects covered in this course include: reading and interpreting plans and specifications, selecting and preparing a construction contract, and many more. See below for more information on the units covered.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

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Job Outcomes

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

Please see the Course Guide for full details of the requirements for enrolment in the course.


Recognition of Prior Learning and/ or Credit Transfer may be available. Please enquire for more information.

CPCCBC4012B – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4001A – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4010B – Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC5001B – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
CPCCBC5018A – Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
CPCCBC5009A – Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects
CPCCBC5004A – Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
CPCCBC4004A – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC5007B – Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
CPCCBC4013A – Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4003A – Select and prepare a construction contract
BSBPMG505A – Manage project quality
BSBOHS504B – Apply principles of OHS risk management
BSBPMG508A – Manage project risk
CPCCBC5005A – Select and manage building and construction contractors
CPCCBC5002A – Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
CPCCBC5003A – Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work
CPCCBC5010B – Manage construction work


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.