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6 months 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 CPC40120 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.
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.
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.
When you graduate you can combine your skills with industry experience and choose from a rich variety of career paths.
After completion of this course, you may pathway in to the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220. Alternatively, you can pursue further studies in Engineering Construction Management.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Full Time: 3 days per week for 6 months
Part time: 3 evenings per week for 12 months
Various forms of assessment may be used including observation, questioning, written activities, knowledge quiz and demonstration.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBPMG422||Apply project quality management techniques||Elective||40|
|BSBWRT411||Write complex documents||Elective||50|
|CPCCBC4001||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings||Core||18|
|CPCCBC4002||Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4003||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract||Elective||50|
|CPCCBC4004||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects||Elective||60|
|CPCCBC4005||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering||Elective||40|
|CPCCBC4006||Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects||Elective||40|
|CPCCBC4007||Plan building and construction work||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4008||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4009||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects||Core||50|
|CPCCBC4010||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions||Core||200|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications||Core||30|
|CPCCBC4013||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation||Elective||20|
|CPCCBC4014||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4018||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects||Core||40|
|CPCCBC4021||Minimise waste on the building and construction site||Core||20|
|CPCCBC4053||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings||Core||22|
|CPCSUS4002||Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings||Elective||42|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
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. Please call 1300 635 276 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.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.