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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CRICOS Code: 104668B   |   Course Code: CPC40120

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

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English language entry requirements

IELTS 5.5

OTHER Language of instruction in previous studies was English
or Language spoken at home is English
or Satisfactory standard achieved from the Australian Industrial Systems Institute
or Other acceptable equivalents

Career Pathway

Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a year 11 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,250
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book and Training Materials: $300
Safety Equipment: $200 (Boots, Safety Glasses and Overalls)

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International. Government funding may be available for this course. Click here to find our more.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
  • CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
  • CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

Course Duration

52 weeks at a minimum of 20 hours per week scheduled classes.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

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Group A – Building

  • BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
  • CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
  • CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Group B – Site Manager 

  • CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC4017 Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 19 units of competency:
  • 11 core units
  • 8 elective units.

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Articulation

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction, candidates may undertake either CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) or CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) within the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package, or other Training Packages.

Assessment

Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical work. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.