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Certificate IV in Building Project Support CPC40320

Overview

You will learn the skills and knowledge to work in the building and construction industry with particular focus on estimating, scheduling and administering contracts. The course includes learning about the preparation of estimates from predetermined rates, processing of subcontractor claims and preparation of head and subcontracts for building and construction works.

Throughout your studies you will be exposed to a wide range of building sites and structures currently under construction in the ACT, engage with key industry employers, visit building projects and liaise with a range of project managers and stakeholders across a broad range of ventures.

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Building Project Support CPC40320

Next Intake:

Semester 1 2024

Course No:

C4-TS56

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

3 semesters full time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent face to face training.

Classes run 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday evenings) for 3-4 hours per class.

You will be required to attend five Saturday worksite visits. Approximately 2-hour duration at each site.

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course 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.

Indicative Cost:

Standard $1,420
Apprentice/Trainee
  • Subsidised fee $365

Likely Job Outcome:

Occupational titles may include:
  • Building estimator
  • Building scheduler
  • Contract administrator

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

It is recommended you have a laptop computer, or personal device and appropriate clothing for worksites including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for commercial worksite visits – hard hat, high visibility shirt/vest and steel cap boots.

Although not mandatory, it is recommended that to go onto worksites you have undertaken training in:

  • White Card (CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry),
  • Asbestos Awareness (11084NAT - Statement of Attainment in Asbestos Awareness) and
  • Silica Prevention (10830NAT - Statement of Attainment -Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention) - as per WorkSafe ACT requirements

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

Skills Recognition

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Complete 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 2

  • CPCCBC4012   Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • CIT Code: CNST885
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to residential and commercial projects. It includes identifying site characteristics, features of the proposed building and details of the construction.It applies to National Construction Code (NCC) classifications: Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeys Commercial - Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions.The unit of competency applies to site managers, forepersons, estimators, builders, managers and other building and construction industry personnel who read and interpret plans and specifications for quantity surveying, costing and tendering and construction of building and construction projects.This unit is suitable for people with specialised knowledge, completing routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4014   Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
    • CIT Code: BLDG253
      Cost: Standard $75.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare sketches and drawings used for communicating ideas to clients and other parties. It includes capturing design concepts and options taken from architectural drawings to create simpler versions.The unit of competency applies to builders, experienced tradespersons, project managers and estimators who prepare sketches and drawings for estimating, explaining details and showing measurements required for building and construction work.It does not describe more complex drafting skills.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 13

  • CPCCBC4003   Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
    • CIT Code: BLDG281
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select, prepare and administer contracts for commercial and residential construction projects. It includes contract selection, administration of a range of documents related to the contract and identifying causes of breach of contract. It applies to National Construction Code (NCC) classifications: Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeys Commercial - Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions. It applies to builders, estimators and project and site managers who interpret complex documents and communicate clearly and succinctly during contract negotiations. This unit of competency is suitable for people operating with autonomy. A person working at this level would be expected to take responsibility for selecting and preparing construction contracts. Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement. Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4026   Arrange building applications and approvals
    • CIT Code: BLDG260
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare and submit building applications to appropriate authorities for approval and manage the submission through to its final approval. It includes communicating effectively with clients, building professionals and planning officers.The unit of competency applies to builders, project managers and related construction industry professionals responsible for coordinating and managing the building approval process for residential and/or commercial projects. This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems relating to building application approvals.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4031   Process client requirements
    • CIT Code: BLDG263
      Cost: Standard $44.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to obtain, confirm and process client requirements from project inception through the contract and documentation development process. It includes accurately conveying client requirements to those developing the contract and related documentation. The unit of competency applies to sales consultants, site managers, forepersons, estimators and other professionals within the building and construction industry responsible for processing client requirements.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4006   Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG248
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to supervise the systems through which construction materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for residential and commercial building and construction projects. It includes knowledge of relevant building and construction materials and technologies, environmental effects on materials and identifying non-compliant materials to ensure the delivered construction materials meet National Construction Code (NCC) requirements and contract and service specifications. It applies to NCC classifications: Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeys and Commercial - Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions.It applies to builders, managers and industry professionals responsible for applying quality standards when procuring and supervising on-site storage of compliant construction materials.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4001   Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    • CIT Code: BLDG244
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the National Construction Code (NCC) Classes 1 and 10 buildings, to a maximum of two storeys. It includes knowledge of the structure of the NCC, as well as the ability to access relevant information from the code as applicable to various building projects. It applies to builders, site managers and related construction industry professionals responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes and standards related to residential construction projects.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG426   Apply project risk management techniques
    • CIT Code: BUSN492
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of risk management in a project. It specifically involves planning for, controlling and reviewing risks associated with the project, and assisting in this process where required.The unit applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4004   Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG246
      Cost: Standard $170.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to establish estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour for building and construction projects. It includes factoring in relevant overhead costs and margins.This unit of competency applies to estimators, builders, managers and trade contractors within the construction industry responsible for producing estimated costs on various residential and commercial construction projects within their scope of work as a trade contractor or builder.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4005   Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    • CIT Code: BLDG247
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to produce schedules for physical and human resources and materials for residential or commercial projects. It includes monitoring project schedules and tracking and recording costs as they are incurred.This unit of competency applies to site managers and forepersons, estimators, project managers and builders in the construction industry with responsibility for producing schedules for ordering materials and allocating labour.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4010   Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
    • CIT Code: BLDG282
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply structural principles to the construction of residential or commercial structures. This unit includes applying structural principles to footing, floor, wall and roof systems. It applies to National Construction Code (NCC) classifications: Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeys Commercial - Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions. This unit of competency applies to builders, site managers, forepersons and other managers in the building and construction industry who apply structural principles to the demolition or construction of structures. This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems relating to building application approvals. Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement. Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
      CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
  • CPCCBC4013   Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    • CIT Code: BLDG252
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to evaluate project and contract requirements and prepare and formalise tender documentation in the building and construction industry. It includes interpreting, compiling and documenting essential project information and demands into a final tender document.It applies to builders, estimators and managers in the building and construction industry who have a responsibility for evaluating and preparing tenders for residential and commercial projects.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4053   Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
    • CIT Code: BLDG265
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to National Construction Code (NCC) Class 2 to 9 Type C building projects. It includes knowledge of the structure of the NCC, as well as the ability to access relevant information from the code as applicable to various building projects.It applies to builders, site managers and related construction industry professionals responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes and standards related to Class 2 to 9 Type C construction projects.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4007   Plan building and construction work
    • CIT Code: BLDG249
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan on-site activities, employ human resources and obtain physical resources. It includes sequencing construction tasks, identifying appropriate skilled labour, physical resources and suppliers and assessing their availability, and developing documentation and advice for relevant authorities.The unit of competency applies to those who decide on and arrange building and construction work for residential and commercial projects. This unit of competency is suitable for builders, site managers, forepersons and other construction industry professionals using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCBC4009   Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG251
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply legal requirements to residential and commercial building and construction projects. It includes meeting licensing requirements, complying with financial and insurance laws and meeting the conditions of building contracts. It applies to National Construction Code (NCC) classifications: Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeysCommercial --Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions.This unit of competency applies to builders, site managers, forepersons, estimators and other construction industry personnel responsible for applying legal requirements to residential or commercial building and construction projects.This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems relating to legal requirements of building and construction projects.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, regulatory or registration requirements apply to this unit of competency in some jurisdictions. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm these requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220
Certificate IV Building and Construction CPC40120
Certificate II Construction Pathways CPC20220
Statement Attainment Course Asbestos Awareness 11084NAT
Statement Attainment Course Working Safely with Asbestos Containing Materials 10852NAT
Statement Attainment Course Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention 10830NAT

More Information

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