Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

General

Program Description

Manage your building career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). You’ve got the hands-on experience, so take your career to the next level and manage a commercial or domestic building site with your leadership.

The building industry needs your leadership skills

Construction is a thriving industry and using your abilities as a leader in this fast-paced trade, take the opportunity to hone skills, learn, and grow your own business. Alternatively, become an even more valuable employee to any construction employer.

Learn the essentials of building management, including project risk, quality standards related to the construction industry, client liaison, and relevant costing systems.

As well as learning all the theory that goes into building and construction projects, you will gain hands-on experience and skills, with three units taken from Certificate II in Joinery, Shopfitting, Stairbuilding (Pre-Apprenticeship).

Industry connections and resources

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will have access to leading-edge technology and be taught essential methods and practices by our qualified and industry-experienced teachers.

Enhance your employment prospects in the building construction industry as an assistant site manager, estimator or quantity surveyor. With the necessary industry experience, you can be registered as a building practitioner in many categories or you can pursue further studies in Construction Management.

This course is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Master Builders Association of Victoria and the Housing Industry Association.

Employment outcomes

Possible career paths for building and construction professionals include:

  • building/construction project supervisor
  • building planner
  • construction scheduling/coordinator
  • site manager
  • building estimator
Last updated May 2019

About the School

Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering vocational training since 1912 and today offers a diverse range of innovative, hands-on TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degree) programs to equip you with th ... Read More

Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering vocational training since 1912 and today offers a diverse range of innovative, hands-on TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degree) programs to equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in an evolving and challenging marketplace. Melbourne Polytechnic courses are designed and developed with industry participation to give students the best employment outcomes. Melbourne Polytechnic has seven metropolitan campuses, Preston, Collingwood, Epping, Fairfield, Greensborough Campus and Heidelberg. Each campus provides an individual, unique and enriching student experience. Read less