DurationFull-time 6 months, Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
This Qualification has been superseded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and will change in 2022.
You can still apply for this program and you will be supported to transfer into the new qualification once it becomes available. This may result in changes to the program structure, content and fees.
Get registered as a licensed builder in as few as six months via this fast tracked course.
Designed for those seeking formal registration as a builder after at least three years of industry experience, you'll examine the principles, techniques, and regulations of the building and construction industry primarily related to residential construction.
This certificate is offered in a blended teaching model via workshops and tutorials, and is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), the registration body for builders in Victoria.
*Programs may change as training packages are updated.
This is a JobTrainer course. Check your eligibility.
Each cluster in this course includes at least one workshop involving industry speakers and facilitation. You’ll also have access to ongoing online and face-to-face support.
Assessments include reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects,practical assignments and quizzes.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including seminars, workshops, presentations, and group discussions. You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This certificate offers learning organised into specialised clusters.
Each cluster is entirely independent of the others, and they can be completed in any order, allowing students to enter the program at any stage of the year.
Major clusters include:
- understanding contracts
- project estimating
- project planning
- building codes and standards
- occupational health and safety requirements
- business management.
Choose a program structure
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Program code: C4274
National curriculum code: CPC40110
On completion of this certificate, you will be eligible for registration as a licensed builder with the VBA.You may then find roles including:
- building construction
- supervision and management
- contracts administration.
You may also find employment in related fields, either on a building site or in a head office environment, or start your own business.
This program is currently recognised as a learning pathway for domestic builder registration through the VBA, subject to meeting their licencing, knowledge, and application requirements.
On completion of this program you may apply to the VBA to be granted qualifications as a Registered Building Practitioner (domestic builder and/or commercial builder). This is subject to you meeting their application requirements.
Free TAFE for priority courses
The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.
JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.
If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a JobTrainer fee waiver.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2022 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$1,100.00* per annum
- 2022 government subsidised place: AU$5,500* per annum
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$14,500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility Exemption criteria
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.