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  • CPC40308

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)

At a glance

At a glance

Boost your career in the building and construction industry with this advanced course in estimating and scheduling. Gain the skills and confidence to manage complex costing and planning tasks for all types and levels of building and construction projects.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Building Scheduler
  • Building Estimator
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop your career as an estimator or scheduler in the building and construction industry with this advanced course. You will gain skills in tendering, planning, quantity surveying, and scheduling construction technology.

The job outlook remains positive in the building and construction industry with population growth supporting underlying demand for new housing construction. New software and project management tools are also driving demand for specialist skills in the industry.

In this course you will learn how to prepare cost estimates, audit project costs, and administer contracts. Gain skills in planning project timetables and material ordering schedules, and learn how to adapt project schedules to delays or unforeseen circumstances. You will also gain knowledge of building codes, standards, and structural principles relating to low-rise residential and commercial buildings.

Completion of this course will give you the skills and confidence to manage complex costing and planning tasks as a building estimator or building scheduler.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBPMG407A
Apply risk management techniques
CPCCBC4001A
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4004A
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005A
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4010B
Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4011B
Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4013A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBSMB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB406A
Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4002A
Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4003A
Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4006B
Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4007A
Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008B
Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009B
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4014A
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4016A
Administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4020A
Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Year 10 or equivalent recommended. It is highly desirable that students undertaking this qualification are currently employed in the construction industry and have a trade outcome or equivalent.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland