Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
In this program, you'll examine the principles, techniques and regulations of the building and construction industry for all types of medium-rise and wide-span buildings, up to 25 metres high.
Construction is not just about building sites, it’s about building a bigger picture: the planning, coordination, and control of a project from inception to delivery.
This practical program incorporates hands-on work and project-based learning. You'll experience many aspects of building projects and understand how these relate to each other. You’ll go on site excursions to gain hands-on experience in the field, which will include visits to residential projects and commercial construction projects.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
Students require a Construction Induction Card (CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry) to take part in required site visits and or/associated assessment.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
This program emphasises project-based learning where your assessment will be based on real or simulated industry conditions.
Several units include site visits, field exercises and workshops.
Completing the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) gives you a stronger chance of gaining employment in the building industry.
You will be eligible for employment at the middle management level in the building industry, in areas like:
- building construction, supervision and management
- contracts administration.
You may also find employment in other related fields, either on a building site or in a head office environment.
In time, you may start your own business.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Once you've completed this Diploma, and have at least three years of experience in industry, you can apply to the Building Commission for an interview to be granted qualifications as a Registered Building Practitioner (domestic builder and/or commercial builder).
We've developed this program in response to industry needs and it's recognised by building and construction industry organisations.
Completing this program is a minimum requirement for associate membership with the Australian Institute of Building.
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