This course 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|
|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)|
The 2019 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.
Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.
Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.
Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.
Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.
|Likely Job Outcome:||Contract administrator|
|Enrolment Type:||Standard; Apprentice/Trainee|
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply
- have an ACT Year 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification
- 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.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
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. 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 Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete 15 subjects
Core - Complete all 9
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CIT Code: PLMB231 Cost: Standard $64.50
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
Administer a construction contract
CIT Code: BLDG134 Cost: Standard $43.00
Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to administer building and construction contracts for either residential or commercial projects. Prerequisites: Nil
Arrange building applications and approvals
CIT Code: BLDG131 Cost: Standard $43.00
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 building approvals requires a detailed understanding of the technical documentation that must be prepared, including building plans and specifications together with knowledge of the current regulatory and planning processes. The unit requires the ability to communicate effectively with related building professionals, planning officers and clients. Prerequisites: Nil
Apply construction information to the sales process
CIT Code: BLDG171 Cost: Standard $43.00
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
Process client requirements
CIT Code: BLDG172 Cost: Standard $43.00
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
Apply contract law to sales processes
CIT Code: LEGL207 Cost: Standard $43.00
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
Select and prepare a construction contract
CIT Code: BLDG114 Cost: Standard $86.00
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 are essential skills. Prerequisites: Nil
Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise
CIT Code: BLDG117 Cost: Standard $86.00
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
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CIT Code: OHSS200 Cost: Standard $53.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
Electives - Complete 6
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process
for low rise building projects
CIT Code: BLDG113 Cost: Standard $86.00
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
Plan building or construction work
CIT Code: BLDG118 Cost: Standard $86.00
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
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CIT Code: BLDG132 Cost: Standard $43.00
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
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CIT Code: BLDG122 Cost: Standard $86.00
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
Resolve business disputes
CIT Code: BLDG138 Cost: Standard $43.00
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
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work
CIT Code: BLDG165 Cost: Standard $86.00 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
Lead team effectiveness
CIT Code: MGNT388 Cost: Standard $122.50
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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. Prerequisites: Nil
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