Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) (CPC50308) Online

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Essential skills for Building and Construction Management

Advance your Building and Construction career beyond the tools of your trade by developing your management skills in the Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) Online (CPC50308).

Build the next phase of your career and stand out from the crowd with a future-focused qualification emphasising leadership and project management. Learn to create and execute plans, think strategically, and develop out-of-the-box solutions. With transferable skill sets, this diploma will ready you to move into site management, start your own business, or become an in-demand contractor, all in both commercial and residential builds.

Plan your study around your work and life – not the other way around. With no scheduled classes or tutorials to attend, you can study at your own pace, and complete the Diploma in your own time. Start putting your learning into practice almost immediately, with workplace-based assessments, and course content designed for the modern workplace.

Partnering with our Learning Coaches for one-on-one support, we’ll guide you through the course and provide you with the keys to your own success.

Get started today and try us out risk-free for 30 days*.

  • 100% online, self-paced study,
  • Study for how long you want, when you want,
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle – not the other way around,
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials,
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet,
  • Payment plans that can be tailored to your budget,
  • Generous 24-month enrolment period, with free course extension and deferral options.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework


Part-Time: Approx. 14-16 months
Full-Time: Approx. 12 months

Generous 24-month enrolment period


Flexible Plans: Starting from just $63/wk
Upfront Discount: Only $4495*

Save up to 8.53%** when you pay a $1495 upfront deposit


Core: 5 Core Units
Elective: 7 Hand-selected Units

Content created in partnership with industry leaders

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Course Details


Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

There are 12 nationally accredited units, 5 Core and 7 Elective for the Diploma of Building and Construction Management

BSBFIM501A Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
BSBHRM402A Recruit, Select and Induct Staff
BSBMGT515A Manage Operational Plan
BSBOHS504B Apply Principles of OHS Risk Management
BSBWOR502B Ensure Team Effectiveness
BSBCUS501C Manage Customer Service
BSBMGT502B Manage People Performance
BSBPMG504A Manage Project Costs
BSBPMG505A Manage Project Quality
BSBPMG507A Manage Project Communication
BSBPMG508A Manage Project Risk
BSBWOR501B Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development


Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
The course can be completed in as little as 12 months with a full-time study load or in 14-16 months on a part-time study load, but we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

Study Pathways

Get ahead in your career with:

There are more options for career advancement available after securing a Diploma of Building and Construction Management. Many students complete a Double Diploma or go onto complete further study such as:

Entry & Study Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills

The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.

To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to completed a language, literacy and numeracy test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.

Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.

While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.

Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.

Technical Requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc)
  • A PDF Reader installed
Recognition of Prior Learning

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.

Fees & Payment Options
  • 34.3%

    % of managers with at least a Diploma qualification

The wealth of knowledge Michael had was fantastic. I feel I will be supported throughout the program.

Michael Van Langenberg

It covered all topics. Talent management, operations, leadership and metrics. Great overview issues in work place discussion. Great output.

Lenny Ewers

Inspiring that I’m on the right track. This course will benefit me personally and my organization overall.

Dawn Penney

Very practical and useful information that is directly related to the workplace.

Angela Henderson

As the course has progressed it has really increased my knowledge and improved my confidence in the workplace!

Sarah West

In an interview, the panel were interested in my history of people management and delivering high quality customer service. They noted that my formal study in this area reflected my suitability for this position.

Jenny Culver

Course Outcomes

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification

Adding a nationally accredited qualification to your arsenal will show potential employers that you’re serious about succeeding in your management career.

You’ll study standardised, industry-relevant units that will encourage you to apply your knowledge and learning in real-world situations and gain real, job-ready skills.
This Building and Construction (Management) Diploma is recognised and respected nationally so there’s nothing left standing in your road to success.

  • The diploma course is designed in consultation with industry experts to give you the skills necessary to be a successful Construction Professional.
  • Practical applications and assessments based on workplace evidence.
  • The skills taught within the course have been structured to give you superior flexibility when applying them in the workplace
  • A qualification you can trust.

Career Opportunities

Invest in your career with a qualification

Investing in yourself is the greatest investment you can make. Construction Project Management as a profession is evolving to allow for and encourage a strategic and innovative mindset to drive performance and productivity in businesses. The key to a higher paying, respected position is a recognised qualification like the Diploma of Building and Construction online.

  • Median salary of $111,264 for mid-career Construction Managers*
  • Reported starting salaries of around $87,000 for qualified new entrants into the field *
  • Working on the tools year after year is satisfying, but can take a physical and mental toll. A move into Construction Management is a smarter way to be involved in the industry you enjoy, without all the literal aches and pains

In-Demand Skills for a Construction Manager

The Modern Construction Manager

This course is designed to give you the skills needed to champion the construction industry, transitioning from working on the tools to eventually running the entire process from start to finish.

With the age pension soon to be increased to 67 years of age for those born after 1st January 1957, you need to formulate a plan now on how to get off the tools and into some project management related roles.
What if you’re reading this and you’re already in a project management role? What happens if your contract isn’t renewed and you need to drop back to being on the tools to make ends meet? At the end of the day you still have to have some kind of enjoyment with your career. However for many who are still on the tools, it’s just a daily grind where your opinion and insight don’t count for anything.

Getting off the tools and into a project management related role means that you’ll become more involved in the entire construction process; you’ll have a direct say and input in what happens throughout the cycle of the project. Think about where you want to be in the next 5 or 10 years, talk to those who are in the positions which you want and start researching some further study in how to increase your chances of getting into those off the tools construction roles.

Site Supervisor / Foreman
Construction Manager
Estimating Manager

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