Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory.

The qualification also meets the needs of senior managers within building, construction and services firms typically working in larger organisations and managing more complex projects and processes.

Occupational titles may include:

Construction 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 included 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.


Packaging rules

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

10 units of competency:

4 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

up to 6 units from general elective units

up to 2 units from qualifications in 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:

1 unit is from a Diploma qualification

1 unit is from an Advanced Diploma qualification.

Core units

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Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for large building projects

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Establish, maintain and review contract administration procedures and frameworks

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Manage processes for and legal obligations of a building or construction contract

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Analyse and evaluate OHS risk

Elective units

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Generate and direct the development of new projects

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Manage tender developments for major projects

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Manage the procurement and acquisition of resources for building or construction projects

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Develop, plan and implement appropriate building or construction environmental management practices and processes

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Develop and implement an appropriate estimating and tendering system

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Develop, plan and implement an appropriate building or construction planning process

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Plan, develop and implement building or construction energy conservation and management practices and processes

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Establish systems to develop and monitor building and construction costs

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Manage and administer development of documentation for building or construction projects

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Evaluate materials for multi-storey buildings

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Apply structural principles to the construction of large, high rise and complex buildings

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Apply building surveying procedures

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Assess construction faults in large building projects

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Evaluate services layout and connection methods for the planning of large building projects

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Develop and implement a business plan

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Develop a marketing plan

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Manage risk

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Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

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Conduct a property investment feasibility study

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Develop strategic facilities management plan


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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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, and licensing requirements, codes and standards, plans, drawings and specifications, invitations to tender, contracts and procurement reports

Discusses construction issues and compliance issues with relevant stakeholder

Maintains, checks, records and reports information

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language

Interprets complex numerical information

Prepares complex business documents, including development proposals and feasibility studies, tenders, staff duty schedules, reports, project briefs, organisational policies, procedures and codes of conduct and strategic plans

Communicates effectively with a range of relevant parties

Negotiates project approvals

Interprets strategic and sometimes ambiguous information

Provides relevant legal, regulatory and administrative advice and feedback to colleagues as required

Evaluates resource ordering information for compliance

Establishes communication policies and principles, review and feedback systems, recording and evaluation systems, and documentation processes

Reads relevant publications to maintain contemporary industry knowledge


Uses network contacts to generate business opportunities

Supervises and monitors performance of systems and individuals

Interacts with internal and external personnel

Manages relationships on legal matters

Facilitates meetings between client and teams

Maintains effective industrial relationships with subcontractors

Consults and works with industry professionals on construction projects

Coordinates input of expert advice where appropriate

Problem solving

Analyses construction problems and applies appropriate and compliant remedial solutions

Assesses structural integrity of large, high rise and complex buildings

Performs various complex calculations relating to costings and returns, building designs' structural requirements and loads, effects of force and movement on structural elements, analysis of behaviours and properties of structural materials, quantitative analysis of market data and sensitivity analysis

Uses strategic level skills to conceptualise solutions to unique problems

Takes remedial action to address non-compliance issues

Addresses and resolves industrial relations issues

Deals effectively with procurement problems and delays

Conducts risk assessment of facilities management outcomes

Initiative and enterprise

Develops effective and compliant design solutions and quality assurance processes

Generates and directs development of new projects

Identifies potential projects and develops feasibility studies

Demonstrates strong and decisive leadership

Facilitates implementation of various new management systems

Implements energy conservation strategies and cost saving practices

Develops and reviews workplace sustainability policy

Establishes and implements costing and construction documentation quality control systems

Formulates investment scenarios

Planning and organising

Establishes processes to coordinate others' work

Manages project commissioning

Delegates and directs work activities

Selects and deploys resources to enable new project development

Establishes, maintains and reviews contract administration procedures and frameworks

Develops strategic plans for the development of contracts administration and facilities/asset management

Manages processes for legal obligations of a building or construction contract, including ensuring required licences are obtained and regulatory compliance is administered

Manages processes associated with tender development for major projects and resource procurement and acquisition for building or construction projects

Develops, plans and implements systems designed to manage environmental practices and processes, including workplace sustainability policy

Develops and implements estimating and tendering systems, building or construction planning processes

Plans, develops and implements building or construction, energy conservation and management practices and processes

Directs and manages design and development of the organisation's project planning system

Manages and administers development of documentation for building or construction projects

Applies structural principles to the planning of the erection and demolition of a structure and coordinates and manages the structural elements of the construction process

Gathers relevant information to conduct feasibility studies

Self management

Understands organisational and professional procedures, ethical practices and business standards

Recognises limitations of own work role, responsibilities and professional abilities


Ensures staff receive appropriate training and instruction in matters relating to insurance and taxation and are made aware of their responsibilities

Ensures staff are trained and managed to ensure that quality assurance practices and energy conservation and management practices are applied


Operates office equipment, computers and electronic communication systems

Understands and applies new technologies in concrete