What will I learn?

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the needs of a building professional who coordinates the construction of a building, taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.

Throughout the course you will learn the professional skills and knowledge required for the management, supervision and administration of residential, industrial and commercial building projects.

With many comprehensive building elements will be incorporated into project based learning, you will have the opportunity to develop your technical and research skills in an environment of self paced learning, which may include study tours and site visits.

The building professional may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the state or territory.

Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 13 core units and five elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these will be counted towards completion of this program.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Career opportunities

  • on-site management and supervision
  • local, national and international construction management
  • specialist construction roles in quality assurance and safety

Pathways to further study:

  • Bachelor degree



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$15,500.00 (US$ 10,876) per year
Start date

February 2022, July 2022



Chadstone Campus,

Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads,



3148, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • International students, who enrol in this program, must have an IELTS 5.5 and a qualification equivalent to Year 12

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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