Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects. 

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Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather, and site location.

Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:


Construction Supervisor

Site Manager

Site Supervisor

Leading Hand

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.



Tuition Fee: $8,000
Material Fee: $250
Enrollment Fee: $250




40 Weeks




Format and Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 19 units of competency
  • 11 core units
  • 8 elective units.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core Units


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings


Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Plan building or construction work


Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Minimise waste on the building and construction site


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

Elective Units


Apply project quality management techniques


Select, prepare and administer a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects


Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings


Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


Arrange building applications and approvals


Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package (CPC), ICV requires its applicants to meet the following criteria: 

Minimum Age Requirement:

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Minimum English Language Requirement:

To demonstrate English proficiency, you must provide as evidence one of the following:

  • IELTS band score of overall 5.5 (Academic or General) or equivalent in line with the Department of Education and department of Home Affairs (DHA) Regulations (For International Students) for specific countries, or
  • IELTS overall band score of 5 when packaged with at least 10 weeks’ English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), or
  • IELTS overall band score of 4.5 when packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS, or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic – Score 42, or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE from Cambridge ESOL Test Scores, or
  • TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language paper-based test – Score 46 -59, or
  • CELS (all skills) Upper intermediate (English for Academic purposes) certificate from recognised English language centre, or
  • Senior secondary Certificate of Education completed in Australia, or
  • Certificate IV or higher completed in Australia, or
  • Tertiary studies in medium of English

Minimum Academic Qualification Requirement:

  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 11 or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • ICV will conduct LLN assessment on the orientation day to assess student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels. LLN assessment will be conducted to identify the right level of support required by the students. This support will enable them to complete qualifications successfully in required time. This LLN assessment is not a barrier to the entry in the course.

Clients with no formal qualification, although have experience in Building & Construction, supervisory or management experience is an advantage.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Learners can demonstrate competency through formal, non-formal and informal learning:

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formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree);

non-formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs conducted by a business); and informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities.

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any class/workshop opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.

Credit Transfer

RTO recognises the AQF Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Registered Training Organisation.


Educational Pathways

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may also pathway into further study options including, but not limited to:

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design
  • Any other relevant qualification

Employment Pathways

This certificate will allow the students to further career in many facets of the building and construction industry such as: 

  • Builder/Construction Manager 
  • Building Supervisor 
  • Trade Contractor