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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) – CPC40110

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is the recognised qualification to become a Registered Builder.

Get the skills to run your own business, producing high quality work that conforms to building codes and standards. You'll learn to plan construction projects, choose quality materials, and supervise site activities.

You'll also learn key skills in small business finances, estimating build costs, and managing Occupational Health and Safety on the job site.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship, and is part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Building & Construction industry as a Builder or Construction Manager.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC50210 Diploma of Building.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

2 days a week, 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 2 / 2019

Flexible Delivery - 2 Days Per Week - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 1/2020

Flexible Delivery - 2 Days Per Week - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Semester 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Pre-training review
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to provide an indication of existing levels of LL&N capability and suitability of course
  • Be employed as an trainee through an Australian Apprenticeship pathway
  • Have current construction experience
Core Units
Manage small business finances
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
Manage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace
Select And Prepare A Construction Contract
Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects
Produce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering
Select, Procure And Store Construction Materials For Low Rise Projects
Plan Building Or Construction Work
Conduct On-site Supervision Of Building And Construction Projects
Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects
Apply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions
Apply Structural Principles To Commercial Low Rise Constructions
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Elective Units
Plan small business finances
Undertake small business planning
Monitor and manage small business operations

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments

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. This can be found on GOTAFE web site.

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It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are required to attend all classes where possible and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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