Applying Structural Principles

This course is currently in transition and the course title and units of competency may change. Further information will be published on our website, provided at course enrolment or, for current students, communicated during your studies. To speak to a member of the team about these changes, please contact Master Builders Victoria on 03 9411 4555

This course is delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935). On successful completion of all requirements of this course, including assessment and attendance, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935).

Course Overview

This course is suitable if you are a qualified tradesperson, registered builder, site manager, construction manager or other building professional involved in overseeing or managing the demolition or erection of low rise structures. In this course, students are instructed in the use of possible alternative solutions to design or construction problems. Practical aspects of this short course include the examination of particular bracing techniques, wall and roofing systems as well as footing and slab options for low rise building and construction projects. Basic design principles and the behaviour of structures under stress, strain, compression and bending, is also covered. Students will be able to:

  • Correctly interpret specifications including non-structural aspects
  • Analyse and plan for the structural integrity of Class 1 to Class 10 buildings
  • Interpret and apply the NCC performance requirements to the classification and construction of buildings
  • Apply Australian Standards and fire protection requirements to construction problems
  • Apply knowledge of construction methods and the properties and behaviour of building materials to construction projects
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the building or laying of footings and floor systems, structural and non-structural wall and wall cladding systems
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the building of structural roof systems and roof cladding systems.
    For detailed course information including course structure, units of competency, learning outcomes, entry requirements, fee options and more, read our Course Information Sheet.

    Simulation Learning

    Using our state-of-the-art Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC), this course includes a unique simulated learning experience. Set up as a realistic construction site, participants are immersed into real-life scenarios, typical of construction workplaces, giving you the opportunity to practice new competencies in a controlled environment.

    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
    Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects