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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Free TAFE Jobtrainer Code: CPC40110 Cricos: 073339B

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Overview

Campus

Epping, Preston

Duration

6 months full time / 12 months part time

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February

Build in-demand skills

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.

From the classroom to the site

With our hands-on qualification you will gain 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.

Graduate ready for the job and your future

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

When you graduate you can combine your skills with industry experience and choose from a rich variety of career paths.
  • Assistant Construction Manager
  • Assistant Site Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Site Manager
  • Building Project Supervisor
  • Construction Project Supervisor
  • Registered Builder

Pathways

After completion of this course, you may pathway in to the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210. Alternatively, you can pursue further studies in Engineering Construction Management.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Remote

Class Schedule

Full Time: 2 days per week for 6 months
Part time: 2 evenings per week for 12 months

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including written assessments, oral questions, role-play and observation.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBSMB406A MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES Core 60
BSBWRT401 WRITE COMPLEX DOCUMENTS Elective 50
CPCCBC4001A APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR LOW-RISE BUILDING PROJECTS Core 40
CPCCBC4002A MANAGE O.H. & S. IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE Core 40
CPCCBC4003A SELECT AND PREPARE A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT Core 40
CPCCBC4004A IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Core 60
CPCCBC4005A PRODUCE LABOUR AND MATERIAL SCHEDULES FOR ORDERING Core 40
CPCCBC4006B SELECT, PROCURE AND STORE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR LOW-RISE PROJECTS Core 40
CPCCBC4007A PLAN BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION WORK Core 40
CPCCBC4008B ONSITE SUPERVISION OF A BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Core 40
CPCCBC4009B APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Core 50
CPCCBC4010B APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTIONS Core 160
CPCCBC4011B APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO COMMERCIAL LOW-RISE CONSTRUCTION Core 80
CPCCBC4012B READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 30
CPCCBC4013A PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION Elective 20
CPCCBC5007B ADMINISTER THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF A BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR Elective 100

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $890 $4450 $12450
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $250 $1065 $4700 $12700
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

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.

Check your eligibility

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

You 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

Scholarships on offer

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Requirements

You will need to have completed Year 12 or its equivalent or be mature age

Next Steps

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.

Application procedure

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