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Building and Construction (Building)

Certificate IV Of

Free TAFE Code: CPC40110 Cricos: 073339B

Overview

Campus

Preston, Epping

Duration

full time / 12 months part time

Duration

full time / 12 months part time

Next Intake

Midyear

Next Intake

February, July

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

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.

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.
  • Registered Builder
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Site Manager
  • Building Project Supervisor
  • Construction Project Supervisor
  • Assistant Construction Manager
  • Assistant Site Supervisor

Pathways

The course will increase your employment options if combined with the 22477VIC 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

Akolda Bil

"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 Details

Class Schedule

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

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, and completion of practical assignments.

Units of Study

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

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
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

Fees & Costs

Free TAFE

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.

Check your eligibility

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$4250.00 - $11950.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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