Construction Methods & Technology

Construction Technology & Structural Principles

Develop Skills & Competencies to Manage
Construction Methods & Technology and and assess the structural integrity of building structures.

Learn to apply the structural principles behind the safe erection and demolition of a building structures classified within the NCC as Class 1 & 10 and Class 2 to 9 building structures.

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Manage Construction Methods & Technology and Assess Structural Principles

The study of Construction Technology is in effect the study of Structural Principles because it is the principles of structures that are used to plan the erection and demolition of a building structure.

Construction Technology is to apply technical construction principles to the appropriate selection, integration and building of construction elements and components.

Course Program Outline

Program Code: CTS
Program Title: Construction Technology & Structural Principles 


Duration: 4 weeks

12 Sessions Approx.

On-Line eLearning included

3 months min. to 10 months max. approx. for those wishing to undertake training in a workplace 

Times & Days

Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Option to Choose:

08:30am to 12:30pm

01:00pm to 05:00pm

05:30pm to 09:30pm 

Fee: $5,800.00

Level 1 Suite 9B
80 Keilor Road
Essendon North VIC 3041

Program Commencement Dates

Intakes are in
• Intakes for 2021 to be advised soon

Self-Study On-Line eLearning:
Open all year

Open all year

Note: Modes of Study are interchangeable e.g. Learners enrolled as Self-Study or Work-Based can change to Face-to-Face and vice versa if they choose to do so. 

Program Overview

This program specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the building of:

• large, high rise and complex buildings (open licensing classification with special reference to Type A buildings)

• medium rise commercial and wide span buildings (medium rise licensing classification with reference to Classes 1 and 10 construction, Classes 2 and 3 to a maximum of 3 storeys, and Classes 4 to 9 to a maximum of 3 storeys

• residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres  

This program supports the needs of Building Professionals, Registered Building Practitioners, Senior Managers within building and construction firms and other construction industry personnel responsible for ensuring the structural integrity of materials and building and construction work so that site safety and quality control measures are maintained during residential and commercial projects.

The Construction Technology & Structural Principles Program with CAS-BCM is well suited to those in the building construction industry and new to the industry who want to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to undertake job & project roles to ability to communicate effectively with building design professionals, and develop sound and safe practices in relation to structural procedures on site, responsibilities for overseeing and managing the demolition and/or erection of structures applicable to the construction processes of residential and commercial construction building projects.

This program combines best practice theory with practical workplace applications.

Participants will gain an understanding of the specialist skills and knowledge the required functions in managing & administering building construction methods, technology & structural principles for both Domestic and Commercial Class Projects that are considerable in size and scope. 

Industry Sectors:
Building & Construction
Building Design & Architecture
Real Estate & Property
Trades & Services

Occupation Roles:
Quality Assurance & Control

However; Students will be interviewed prior to commencement of course program. This interview will be used to determine suitability for undertaking the course including assessment of the experience which the student has in the Building and Construction Industry.

A Skills assessment for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to enrolment being accepted by CAS-BCM. Students will be required to achieve a satisfactory result in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment that will be conducted during the application process.

Entry Requirements
• Be over the age of 18
• Have Intermediate Language Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Numeracy Skills
• Have access to a computer hardware with internet access
• Be able to operate computer programs as email, word processor and spread sheet applications at a basic level 

Element & Performance Criteria

The following areas of competencies are covered as part of the CAS-BCM’s Construction Technology & Structural Principles Program:

Delivery of Program

The program will be delivered as a blended learning program with the option to undertake the program as a Morning, Afternoon or Evening Program.

How it will be delivered (mode; face to face, online, on-the-job) 

Face to Face

Classroom-based learning Theory Session: underpinning knowledge

Independent Study

Self-Paced Learning including e-learning

Online Support

Learner Management System (LMS) including email, resources, research, eLearning, webinars and online consultation

Work Based

Work-Based Project Assignment: Knowledge Areas & Unit Outcomes

Assessment & Evidence Required for Competency

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors.

The assessment methods used during this course are:

Knowledge Based Test

You are required to respond in writing to a range of questions and case study activities for underpinning knowledge.

Project Assignment

Project Case Study Response: required to provide a written response to a situation presented in a project case study scenario.
Project Research Tasks: required to undertake project research.

Practical Assessment Work Project

Learners are required to participate in a Practical Work Placement Program within an organisation or business within the Building & Construction Sector and are required to undertake project research within the workplace.


Learners wishing to undertake the Assessments will be awarded a
Certificate of Completion

All learner participants who attend the full program will be issued a
Certificate of Attendance’ 

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