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Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) / Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Estimating)

CPC40110/CPC40308

  • Prepare for an office-based position in the building industry with this Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) / Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) (CPC40110/CPC40308) 
  • Gain the construction knowledge & skills to apply for roles as a Building Estimator
  • Study online - when & where it suits you.

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Builder
  • Building Estimator
  • Building Manager
  • Construction Supervisor
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 18 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments, online quizzes & supervised tests
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

Many OTEN courses are VET FEE-HELP approved so you can study now and pay later.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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The cost of a course can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

To work out how much this course would cost you,
contact a SEEK Learning consultant.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Identifying and producing cost estimations for building and construction projects
  • Selecting and preparing construction contracts
  • Preparing simple building sketches and drawings
  • Applying risk management techniques
  • Preparing and evaluating tender documentation
  • Applying building codes and standards to the construction process including WHS in the building and construction workplace
  • Planning building and construction work
  • Conducting on-site supervision of the building and construction project
  • Applying structural principles to residential and commercial low rise constructions

Course structure

19 units

Units

  1. CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes & standards to the construction process for low rise building projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of 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, not including Type A or Type B construction).

    To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  2. CPCCBC4009B - Apply legal requirements to building & construction projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply legal requirements to building and construction projects of 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, not including Type A or Type B construction).

    Application of legal requirements includes the capacity to ensure compliance with all contractual requirements. A thorough knowledge of the application of current legal and regulatory requirements is essential.

  3. BSBPMG407A - Apply risk management techniques


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of risk management within a project. It specifically involves assisting the project team to plan for, control and review risks associated with the project. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

  4. CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys & setout procedures to building & construction projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct basic measuring and levelling techniques as part of the set-out procedures performed on building projects.

    It includes the use of technical instruments, application of standard procedures and performance of calculations necessary in the setout of construction projects.

  5. CPCCBC4011B - Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings, which are typically commercial structures classified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres but not including Type A or Type B construction.

    Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  6. CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  7. CPCCBC4008B - Conduct onsite supervision of building & construction projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise implementation of administration processes relating to residential and commercial construction projects. The ability to administer payments, supervise on-site communications, ensure compliance with quality control and complete record keeping processes is essential.

  8. CPCCBC4004A - Identify & produce estimated costs for building & construction projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

  9. CPCCBC4002A - Manage OHS in the building & construction workplace


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct an OHS risk analysis, including the inspection of workplaces for hazards. The development and implementation of appropriate responses, including responses required by state or territory legislation and regulations, to mitigate the risks are also addressed.

  10. BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement, monitor and review strategies for the ongoing management of a small business's finances. It also includes day to day financial management of the small business. Specific legal requirements apply to the management of a small business.

  11. CPCCBC4007A - Plan building or construction work


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan on-site activities, including the employment of physical and human resources and the development of documentation and advice for relevant authorities concerning residential and commercial projects.

    The ability to identify appropriate resources and suppliers, and assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.

  12. CPCCBC40013A - Prepare & evaluate tender documentation


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries.

    Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets the organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively.

  13. CPCCBC4014A - Prepare simple building sketches & drawings


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce sketches and drawings. The sketches may be used to clarify or communicate ideas to clients or other parties. They may also be simplified versions taken from architectural drawings, designed to capture design concepts or options. The sketches may be used for estimating purposes and to show measurements and other requirements for building and construction works. This unit does not describe more complex drafting skills.

  14. CPCCBC4005A - Produce labour & material schedules for ordering


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce schedules of resource requirements so that orders can be placed for materials and labour for residential and commercial projects and to record and track costs as they are incurred. Knowledge of codes, regulations and approval processes, contractor systems, physical resource and supplier identification and the ability to assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.

  15. BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectiveness


    This unit descrives the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote teamwork. It involves developing team plans to meet expected outcomes, leading the work team, and proactively working with the management of the organsiation.

  16. CPCCBC4012B - Read & interpret plans & specifications


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

  17. CPCCBC4012B - Read & interpret plans & specifications


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

  18. CPCCBC4024A - Resolve business disputes


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to advise on or resolve business disputes that may arise in the course of activities in residential and commercial contracting projects. Dispute resolution procedures may be applied as one of the disputing parties or as an independent party.

  19. CPCCBC4003A - Select & prepare a construction contract


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate is essential skills.

  20. CPCCBC4006B - Select, procure & store construction materials for low rise projects


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the systems through which materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for projects described by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as low rise building or construction work (low rise licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Class 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction).

    It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for low rise projects.

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Recognition

As builder licensing varies across Australia, you might need additional requirements on top of this qualification. Your SEEK Learning consultant will be able to assist with any questions you have.

Find out more about how to get a Builder’s licence.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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