Diploma of Building and Construction - Building

Victoria University (VU)

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate IV in Building and Construction - Building

Structure:

18 units: 13 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects; Select and prepare a construction contract; Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects; Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions; Prepare and evaluate tender documentation; Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects; Manage construction work; Manage project risk; plus more and electives.

Further information:

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Recognition:

To be eligible to apply for a B Class Licence in the ACT you must complete the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Related Careers:

Builder, Building Technician,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City Flinders
City Queen
Sydney
City King
Footscray Nicholson
Footscray Park
St Albans
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Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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