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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration) CPC40208

Overview

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of contract administrators working in small to medium-sized enterprises.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration) CPC40208
Program No: C4-BE43
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 3 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent (may vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or workplace)
Likely Job Outcome: Contract administrator
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must
- have an ACT Year 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification
AND
- be employed or have access to a worksite for delivery and assessment of competencies

You may need to attend an interview to present details of your study and work experience.

Before entering a worksite to undertake practical work you must have a Construction Induction Card. If you do not hold a card you can enrol in the Training Program SA-BE24 to achieve the required competency CPCCOHS1001A

If you are entering any of these programs as an Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core

Complete all 9
  • CPCCBC4012B  Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • CIT Code: PLMB231
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to medium rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4016A  Administer a construction contract
    • CIT Code: BLDG134
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to administer building and construction contracts for either residential or commercial projects.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4026A  Arrange building applications and approvals
    • CIT Code: BLDG131
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare documentation and submit a building approval application or submission to appropriate authorities and the management of the submission through to its final approval. To successfully manage
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4029B  Apply construction information to the sales process
    • CIT Code: BLDG171
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply construction information to the sales process in order to develop the customer's knowledge of construction processes and the effects on contract and building timelines. Effective communication with the client and provision of accurate information that contributes to a positive relationship between the client and the organisation are essential to performance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4031A  Process client requirements
    • CIT Code: BLDG172
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to process client requirements in relation to contract documentation, including drawings and specifications appropriate to residential and commercial construction projects. Knowledge of the construction planning process and the ability to obtain client information, accurately convey that information to those developing the contract documentation and complete the administration of the contract documentation process is essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4032A  Apply contract law to sales processes
    • CIT Code: LEGL207
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply contract law to the sales process, for either residential or commercial construction. Knowledge of contract selection, pre-contract agreements, preliminary contracts, insertion of appropriate clauses and the inclusion of the contract in the sales process is essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives

Complete 6

  • CPCCBC4001A  Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG113
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4007A  Plan building or construction work
    • CIT Code: BLDG118
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan on-site activities, including the employment of physical and human resources and the development of documentation and advice for relevant authorities concerning residential and commercial projects. The ability to identify appropriate resources and suppliers, and assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4013A  Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    • CIT Code: BLDG132
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to evaluate contract specifications and information and to prepare tender documents associated with projects in the building and construction industries. Knowledge of tender preparation and interpretation of project demands and requirements and the capability to bring together a body of diverse information are essential. How to find the information and present it in a manner that meets organisational needs in short timeframes is important, as is the ability to manage time effectively.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4014A  Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
    • CIT Code: BLDG122
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce sketches and drawings. The sketches may be used to clarify or communicate ideas to clients or other parties. They may also be simplified versions taken from architectural drawings, designed to capture design concepts or options. The sketches may be used for estimating purposes and to show measurements and other requirements for building and construction works. This unit does not describe more complex drafting skills.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4024A  Resolve business disputes
    • CIT Code: BLDG138
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to advise on or resolve business disputes that may arise in the course of activities in residential and commercial contracting projects. Dispute resolution procedures may be applied as one of the disputing parties or as an independent party.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCSUS4001A  Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: BLDG165
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to effectively analyse, implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices and their effectiveness on a work site, including contributing to consumer environmental efficiency.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLDR403  Lead team effectiveness
    • CIT Code: MGNT388
      Cost: $115.00
      Description:

      This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion. It applies team leaders, supervisors and new emerging managers who have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective work teams.
      Leaders at this level also provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between the management of the organisation and the team members. As such they must 'manage up' as well as manage their team/s.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Diploma Building and Construction (Management) CPC50308
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Site Management) CPC40508
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Estimating) CPC40308
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) CPC40110
Statement Attainment Course Asbestos Awareness 10314NAT
Statement Attainment Course Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10559NAT
Statement Attainment training Removal of Non-Friable Asbestos (Class B) [from CPC08]
Statement Attainment training Building Management [extract from CPC40110]
Statement Attainment training Supervising Asbestos Removal [extract from CPC40110]
Statement Attainment training Building and Construction Introduction [extract from CPC40110]
Non-Accredited Training Timber Framing Code Basics
Non-Accredited Training Estimating for Builders Basics
Non-Accredited Training Introduction to Dispute Resolution
Non-Accredited Training Understanding Building Contracts
Non-Accredited Training Understanding Building Plans
Non-Accredited Training Understanding the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
Non-Accredited Training Building Information Modelling for Builders
Non-Accredited Training Understanding the Development Approval Process

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au