From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Construct a great future with the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). Take your own business to the next level, become an invaluable manager or gain the skills you need in site and business management to lead you to the top of your field.
Study to work
The building and construction industry continues to thrive and creates many employment opportunities for site managers and coordinators.
Get ahead in your industry
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) teaches the skills you need to coordinate your own building projects or manage a larger construction site in an industry that offers both opportunity and flexibility.
Industry connections and resources
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recognises this invaluable qualification as one that helps you train and build key skills in Building and Construction. The key relevant skills and knowledge you learn will assist in you being assessed by the VBA when you apply for registration as a Domestic Builder.
Train with qualified and experienced teachers, using leading edge methodology and technology.
You also have access to industry guest speakers, field projects and site visits and learn the crucial elements of the building management trade.
After completing the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), you may choose to enrol in the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), which is offered part-time (evening classes) over approximately one year.
We use various forms of assessment, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical assignments.
Possible career paths for Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) graduates include:
- registered builder in conjunction with sufficient industry experience
- building/construction project supervisor
- project manager
- construction coordinator
- building site manager
CampusesEpping, Preston, Prahran
course is delivered part-time, over two nights per week and six Saturdays over two semesters
Class Schedule: *
Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - PM
Sat - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Computer Lab, Project work, Face-to-face, Classroom
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsVarious forms of assessment may be used including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical assignments.
MaterialsYou will need to purchase specific texts and materials (teaching staff will supply this information on enrolment or class induction) and you will also need to supply your own stationery, including notebooks and pens
Entrance RequirementsYou will need to have completed Year 12 or its equivalent or be mature age
Pathways to further studyThe course will increase your employment options if combined with the 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) – ask us about how to do this. You may also choose to enrol in the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). Alternatively, you can pursue further studies in Architecture or Construction Management
Career PathwaysThis course opens the door to an exciting range of employment opportunities. It will allow you to work for a Residential Builder/developer, or in the public sector as a estimator or assistant quantity surveyor, assistant site supervisor / construction manager.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSMB406A||MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES||60|
|CPCCBC4001A||APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR LOW-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||40|
|CPCCBC4002A||MANAGE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE||40|
|CPCCBC4003A||SELECT AND PREPARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT||40|
|CPCCBC4004A||IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||60|
|CPCCBC4005A||PRODUCE LABOUR AND MATERIAL SCHEDULES FOR ORDERING||40|
|CPCCBC4006B||SELECT, PROCURE AND STORE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR LOW-RISE PROJECTS||40|
|CPCCBC4007A||PLAN BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORK||40|
|CPCCBC4008B||ONSITE SUPERVISION OF A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||40|
|CPCCBC4009B||APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS||50|
|CPCCBC4010B||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTIONS||160|
|CPCCBC4011B||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO COMMERCIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTION||80|
|CPCCBC4012A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||30|
|CPCCBC4013A||PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION||20|
|CPCCBC4014A||PREPARE SIMPLE BUILDING SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS||40|
|CPCCBC5007A||ADMINISTER THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF A BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION OF MEDIUM-RISE BUILDINGS||100|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.