Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of senior managers within building and construction firms.

Occupational titles may include:

Project manager

Construction manager

Estimating manager

Sales manager.

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 units of competency to be delivered in this context.

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.

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


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

12 units of competency:

5 core units

7 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

up to 7 units from general elective units

up to 3 units from qualifications in add topic CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, and that no more than:

2 units from a Diploma qualification

1 unit from a Certificate IV

1 unit from an Advanced Diploma qualification.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of add topic CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBMGT515A

Manage operational plan

add topic BSBOHS504B

Apply principles of OHS risk management

add topic BSBWOR502B

Ensure team effectiveness

Elective units

add topic BSBCUS501

Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBHRM509

Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs

add topic BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

add topic BSBITA401

Design databases

add topic BSBITU402

Develop and use complex spreadsheets

add topic BSBITU404

Produce complex desktop published documents

add topic BSBLED502

Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness

add topic BSBMGT502

Manage people performance

add topic BSBPMG504A

Manage project costs

add topic BSBPMG505A

Manage project quality

add topic BSBPMG507A

Manage project communications

add topic BSBPMG508A

Manage project risk

add topic BSBSLS502

Lead and manage a sales team

add topic BSBWOR501

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic CPCCBC5001B

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects

add topic CPCCBC5002A

Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects

add topic CPCCBC5003A

Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work

add topic CPCCBC5004A

Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials

add topic CPCCBC5005A

Select and manage building and construction contractors

add topic CPCCBC5006B

Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to medium rise building projects

add topic CPCCBC5007B

Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor

add topic CPCCBC5009A

Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

add topic CPCCBC5010B

Manage construction work

add topic CPCCBC5011A

Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

add topic CPCCBC5012A

Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes

add topic CPCCBC5013A

Develop professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects

add topic CPCCBC5018A

Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

add topic CPCSUS5001A

Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

add topic CPPDSM5022A

Implement asset management plan


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Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Analyses, evaluates and interprets a range of complex and technical documents, including relevant regulatory, legislative, licensing requirements, codes and standards, plans, drawings and specifications, contracts, reports, reference materials, building approvals, awards and workplace agreements

Maintains and reports records and information

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language

Communicates effectively with a range of relevant parties and provides expert testimony

Establishes site communication procedures

Prepares complex business documents, including project expenditure schedules, reports including technical and legal reports, drawings and project briefs

Advises others regarding their obligations as well as company procedures

Negotiates dispute resolution

Sketches service layouts

Implements feedback systems


Demonstrates leadership within work teams and business units

Collaboratively and effectively develops and implements operational plans

Supervises work processes and systems, and delegates to others as required

Works with others to overcome problems and achieve outcomes

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships

Seeks advice from senior management as required

Works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Problem solving

Analyses construction, environmental management, energy conservation problems and applies appropriate and compliant remedial solutions

Assesses structural integrity of medium rise buildings

Ensures processes that identify faults and the required remedial action

Develops strategies to address project delays

Performs various complex calculations relating to cost-benefit analysis, rise and fall amounts, pessimistic overdraft requirements, statistical analysis, costs, set out of construction work, structural analysis and service installations

Analyses reasons for cost variations and takes remedial action

Establishes and implements dispute resolution procedures

Maintains site safety and manages risks

Provides advice on dispute resolution

Uses and analyses data in decision making

Initiative and enterprise

Develops and initiates strategies to use resources effectively

Ensures effective systems' development

Implements effective project quality management and continuous improvement processes

Recommends improvements to environmental management and energy conservation plans

Develops strategies that maximise resource effectiveness

Develops and reviews workplace sustainability policy

Planning and organising

Supervises planning processes and organisation of on-site building or construction work projects, including instituting procedures and systems

Develops sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site

Coordinates and manages construction and demolition processes

Monitors building or construction costing systems

Manages preparation of project expenditure schedules

Supervises materials' procurement systems

Manages selection, engagement and performance of building and construction contractors

Administers legal obligations of building or construction contracts

Establishes construction work policies, practices and procedures

Prepares and implements environmental management and energy conservation plans, including workplace sustainability policy

Advises and coordinates the design process and obtains planning approval

Self management

Manages own performance to ensure required levels of service standards, work quality and professional competence

Manages work priorities and professional development

Uses feedback to improve own performance

Takes responsibility as required by the work role

Uses discretion and judgement when required in complex environments

Deals with contingencies


Is open to new ideas and techniques

Seeks feedback on personal performance

Uses information effectively to improve work performance

Learns from colleagues as part of effective teamwork

Manages induction and pre-engagement training processes


Operates office equipment

Uses computer equipment and relevant software

Understands building construction materials and technologies

Understands construction equipment and its use

Operates and tests levelling equipment

Uses technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of managing work