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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) CPC40308

Overview

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction field.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) CPC40308
Program No: C4-BE45
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2- 3 semesters full-time (16-18 hours per week of classes and self-study) OR part-time equivalent (may vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or workplace).
Likely Job Outcome: - Building estimator
- Building scheduler
Application Type: Public
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must have: Literacy and numeracy skills at the appropriate level to work out costings, write estimating reports and fill out complex forms OR have completed a Building and Construction Industry Certificate III (trade certificate).

You should:
- be employed in the construction industry, and
- have access to a worksite for delivery assessment of competencies.

You may be required to attend an interview:
- to present details of your study and work experience
- to clarify your goals and, where appropriate, those of your employer and
- to ensure that this course provides you with an appropriate career pathway.

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.

Women are encouraged to apply for this course.

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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 8 subjects

  • 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
  • CPCCBC4004A  Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG115
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4005A  Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    • CIT Code: BLDG116
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce schedules of resource requirements so that orders can be placed for materials and labour for residential and commercial projects and to record and track costs as they are incurred. Knowledge of codes, regulations and approval processes, contractor systems, physical resource and supplier identification and the ability to assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4010B  Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    • CIT Code: BLDG120
      Cost: $320.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4011B  Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
    • CIT Code: BLDG121
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings, which are typically commercial structures classified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres but not including Type A or Type B construction. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • 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
  • 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
  • BSBPMG407A  Apply risk management techniques
    • CIT Code: PSAD221
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of risk management within a project. It specifically involves assisting the project team to plan for, control and review risks associated with the project.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 7 of 8 subjects

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • BSBOHS404B  Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
    • CIT Code: OHSS408
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of strategies to control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4003A  Select and prepare a construction contract
    • CIT Code: BLDG114
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate is essential skills.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4006B  Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG117
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the systems through which materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for projects described by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as low rise building or construction work (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Class 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for low rise projects.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Building and Construction (Management) CPC50308
Diploma Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Contract Administration) CPC40208
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Site Management) CPC40508
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

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