Building and Construction (Management)

This program will give you the skills and knowledge required as 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.

  • Course Details
    Course/s

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

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
    Diploma of Building and Construction (Management): 1 year

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 2 (July) 2018

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

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

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Bruce

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2018*: Semester 2 - $6,850

    2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 Semester 2 - $7,050

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

  • *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.

  • Entry Requirements

    ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry with relevant practical work or other professional experience | 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) | 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

  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    CRICOS: 088176D | National ID: CPC50308
    Complete 12 subjects (5 Core and 7 Electives)


    Core - Complete all 5

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBFIM501
      Manage budgets and financial plans
      CIT Code: MGNT535
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes. It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBWHS503
      Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
      CIT Code: OHSS411
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk. It applies to individuals who provide specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and guidance to a range of personnel.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBWOR502
      Lead and manage team effectiveness
      CIT Code: MGNT485
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBHRM402A
      Recruit, select and induct staff
      CIT Code: MGNT354
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT515A
      Manage operational plan
      CIT Code: MGNT542
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans. Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation's operational plan.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - Complete 7 subjects
    Not all electives will be offered each semester

    • CPCCBC5001B
      Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
      CIT Code: BLDG125
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Classes 1 and 10 construction, Classes 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, and Classes 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys, not including Type A construction). To successfully construct medium rise buildings requires thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCBC5007B
      Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor
      CIT Code: BLDG142
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contract. It is concerned with licensing and/or builders' registration and other legislative matters as appropriate, and administering the systems through which the obligations of complying with legislation are fulfilled. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, codes, standards, regulations, licensing, employee awards, agreements, OHS, taxation and insurance is required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBPMG505A
      Manage project quality
      CIT Code: MGNT512
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It covers determining quality requirements, implementing quality assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBPMG508A
      Manage project risk
      CIT Code: MGNT513
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risk within a project to avoid adverse effects on project outcomes. It covers determining, monitoring and controlling project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCBC5005A
      Select and manage building and construction contractors
      CIT Code: BLDG141
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and manage building and construction contractors. It covers the processes and practices involved in supervising the systems through which the selection and management of subcontract resources occurs within the organisation, and through which subcontracting needs are identified and through which subcontracting needs are identified and quantified. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, standards and codes, the subcontracting system and industrial relations processes is required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPPBDN5013A
      Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
      CIT Code: BLDG181
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop three-dimensional (3-D) models of small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, into true building information models (BIM). It also covers adding and adjusting values of components of building designs, collaborating with consultants and contractors from other disciplines, working live within the model alongside other disciplines and creating project documentation using modelling software programs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCBC5002A
      Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
      CIT Code: BLDG126
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to monitor building or construction costing systems. The processes and practices involved in supervising and monitoring costing systems result in the ongoing maintenance of cost control and the production of expenditure schedules and other arrangements, which ensure contracts or projects remain on budget. In order to achieve the outcomes for this unit, knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and standards, industry estimating and costing systems, and financial principles is required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPPBDN5012A
      Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs
      CIT Code: BLDG193
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce three-dimensional (3-D) models for building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the representations with clients and stakeholders.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Job Opportunities

    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

    Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) 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.

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