Building and Construction (Building)

Course/s

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
CRICOS: 094469G | National ID: CPC50210

Building and Construction

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Bruce

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 | Semester 2 - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

Overview

Construction is an industry where having the right planning skills, and knowledge about governmental and legal obligations, is essential. This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses, and skills taught will include selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. These qualifications are required to meet ACT requirements for Class B builder's license.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry, and employed in the construction industry or apply for an interview. | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Please provide a detailed Statement of Purpose: Please describe your aptitude and motivation for study in this area of specialization, including your preparation for this field of study, your academic plans or interests in your chosen area of study, and your future career goals. The statement of purpose must include demonstrated evidence of independent research on your course content and subjects. Please be specific about why Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and Australia would be a good fit for you in comparison to alternate educational providers in alternate countries.

Acceptance upon College approval

Extra Fees

Material fees: $100
Timber for structural principles: $30

Course Subjects

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
CRICOS: 094469G | National ID: CPC50210

National ID Subject Name
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium-rise building or construction work
CPCCBC5006B Apply site surveys and set out procedures to medium-rise building projects
CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs
BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
Other possible electives (not all subjects will be offered each semester)
National ID Subject Name
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan

Job Opportunities

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.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Teaching is conducted within classrooms, materials laboratories, and site based activities in semesters 1, 3 and 4.

Assessment methods include web based and practical exercises simulating work based activities, theory quizzes and portfolio based assessments.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) and gain entry into the University of Canberra will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Construction Management (976AA).

Completion of a CIT Diploma will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Arts (429AA).

Students are advised to speak directly with UC in relation to course choices and pathways.


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