Building and Construction (Management)

Direct, plan, organise and supervise construction sites and projects with CIT’s dynamic Building and Construction (Management) diploma. This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to be a senior manager, site supervisor, site manager or construction project manager within a building and construction firm.

You will learn from experienced experts, liaise with project managers and stakeholders in the industry, and develop high-level surveying, planning, costing, quality and risk management skills. The course will give you invaluable, hands-on and industry relevant experience through visits to real building sites.

Industry Placement

The course will give you invaluable, hands on and industry relevant experience through visits to real building sites.

  • Course Details

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) | CPC50308
    CRICOS: 088176D

  • Course Duration

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Management): 1 year

  • Course Intake

    2020 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

    2021 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Bruce

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2020-2021: Semester 1 - $7,250 Semester 2 - $7,250

    Extra Fees:

    Diploma: Material fees: $110

  • *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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2020 and 2021 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements:

    Please also 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.

  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) | CPC50308 — 12 subjects

    Core: complete all 5 subjects

    • BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff
    • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
    • BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

    Electives: complete 7 subjects. (Not all electives will be offered each semester)

    • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low 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
    • CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
    • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
    • CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
    • CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
    • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
    • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
    • BSBPMG504A Manage project costs
    • CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Medium rise building projects
    • CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Project manager, construction manager, estimating manager, sales manager.

  • 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

    CIT’s credit transfer arrangements can reduce the time and fees required to complete a bachelor degree at university. If you successfully complete your CIT qualification and gain entry into the university below, you will receive the following:

    University of Canberra (UC)

    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) | CPC50308  =  24 credit points (1 year) towards UC's Bachelor of Bachelor of Building and Construction Management (357JA.1)

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (1 year)
    = 1 year of study
    Optional degree pathway available