full time / 12 months part time
full time / 12 months part time
Australia’s construction industry is booming and employment for construction managers is expected to grow by 13% in the next five years. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) provides a great pathway into this exciting industry. This qualification is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), and will teach you the skills that can put you on the fast track for success in the construction industry.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s hands-on qualification will give you access to industry guest speakers, field projects and site visits, so you are career-ready as soon as you graduate. You’ll train with qualified and experienced teachers, using cutting edge technologies and techniques used on today’s modern building sites. Melbourne Polytechnic students learn in Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction training facilities, taught by site-experienced teachers who know what the construction industry is looking for. You will also learn all of the key skills and knowledge in the building management trade required for assessment by the VBA so you can easily apply for registration as a Domestic Builder.
When you graduate you can combine your skills with industry experience and choose from a rich variety of career paths. You may choose to become a registered builder, a building and construction project supervisor, project manager, construction coordinator or site manager. Construction is an industry that rewards people with varied skills. If you combine this qualification with good communication, planning and relationship-building skills, you may find yourself in high demand. If you’re hard-working, resilient and adaptable, you could grow a successful and rewarding career full of variety and exciting challenges.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Course is delivered part-time, over two nights per week and six Saturdays over two semesters
Mon - PM
Tue - PM
Wed - PM
Thu - PM
Sat - AM and PM
Various forms of assessment may be used including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical assignments.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCBC4009B||APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS||Core||50|
|CPCCBC4004A||IDENIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||Core||60|
|CPCCBC4013A||PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION||Core||20|
|CPCCBC4001A||APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR LOW-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4010B||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTIONS||Core||160|
|CPCCBC4012A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||Core||30|
|CPCCBC4014A||SIMPLE BUILD SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS||Core||40|
|BSBSMB406A||MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES||Core||60|
|CPCCBC4006B||SELECT, PROCURE AND STORE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR LOW-RISE PROJECTS||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4005A||PRODUCE LABOUR AND MATERIAL SCHEDULES FOR ORDERING||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4011B||APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO COMMERCIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTION||Core||80|
|CPCCBC4007A||PLAN BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4008B||ONSITE SUPERVISION OF A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||Core||40|
|CPCCBC5007A||LEGAL OBLIGATIONS BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT||Core||100|
|CPCCBC4002A||MANAGE O.H. & S. IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4003A||SELECT AND PREPARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT||Core||40|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
This is a Free TAFE for Priority Course. Free TAFE for priority courses cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
Please note that the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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