Course Description

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) covers building theory and practice related to residential, industrial and commercial building. Students develop specialist skills and knowledge in plan interpretation, drafting, quantities take-off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, occupational health and safety (OHS), site supervisor surveying, cost control and business management. Students also gain general skills in design, problem-solving, construction technology, project documentation and project administration, including quality assurance.

This course covers building theory and practice related to residential, industrial and commercial building. Students develop specialist skills and knowledge in plan interpretation, drafting, quantities take-off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, occupational health and safety (OHS), site supervisor surveying, cost control and business management. Students also gain general skills in design, problem-solving, construction technology, project documentation and project administration, including quality assurance. This course is a prescribed qualification under the Building Act for builder's registration.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $11,030 per year full-time, $16,545 total course costCommonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $4,200 per year full-time, $6,300 total course cost

Duration

1.5 years full time,

Starting dates

March

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Architecture & Building undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 70.4% (national average 62.7%)
Improved skills: 74.1% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 74.1% (national average 75.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Architecture & Building undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.7% (national average 75.4%)
Studying full time: 7.2% (national average 21.6%)
Median full time salary: (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: CPC50210

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