C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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Plan: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Qualification national code: CPC50210
Nominal hours: 1506
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years full time: 5 to 6 years part time
Location: City campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
CRICOS code: 073061E

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Purpose of the Program


Building and construction is the study of the principles, techniques and regulations involved in the building and construction industry for all types of medium-rise and wide-span buildings.

The RMIT program is practical in nature and includes a component of hands-on work.

Project-based learning allows you to experience many aspects of a building project and how they relate to each other.

You’ll also learn about other aspects of the building industry, including project planning and management, project estimating, materials use, structural properties, occupational health and safety requirements, cost control and office management/administration.


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statement below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

 If you are a graduate of the C5256, Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) and you are applying for the

  • BP105P5, Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), or
  • BP208, Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management)

you may be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed.  For the list of courses for which you can claim exemption and other details refer to the program guides for BP105P5 or BP208 in the RMIT Handbook.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12—there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

Equity admissions schemes
RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success.

Further information is available at equity admissions schemes

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External accreditation and industry links

When completed, this program will provide graduates with a qualification that fulfils the academic requirements  for registration as a Registered Building Practitioner (domestic builder and/or commercial builder) with the Building Commission.

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been developed in response to industry needs and is recognised by organisations within the building and construction industry, in particular, the Master Builders Association of Victoria, the Housing Industry Association of Victoria, and the Australian Institute of Building—which recognises completion of the program as fulfilling the requirement for associate membership of the Institute.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.


Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.


Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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