Our CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimator Stream] is an online course that makes it easy for you to study and learn.

It’s the perfect course for those who love the industry but also want to move off the tools. Physical labour can be hard on your body and it’s great to have another option when you’re ready to move from the building site to the office.

This may also be your pathway into a career change in taking your first steps to become an Estimator.

You can continue to work in your current trade while also studying for your qualification. And being able to complete most of it in the comfort of your own home, while still getting the full support of experienced trainers makes it super easy.

This is your chance to secure your future in the industry.

Please Note: This course supersedes and is equivalent to CPC40308 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating).

Don’t Delay – Places Are Limited


Start Date: 28th of September 2022

Trade Institute of Victoria – CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimator Stream] Online

TIV is proud to deliver a CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimator Stream] online course is designed to meet the requirements of estimators and schedulers and or contract administrators in the building and construction industry who may have responsibility for the preparation of estimates from predetermined rates, processing of subcontractor claims and preparation of head and subcontracts for building and construction works.

This is a course that’s been completed by people of all ages and from all types of backgrounds.

This certificate will allow you to move into an office job in the industry, and provides job security even if you’re not quite ready to make that move.

Work in the day – Learn at night 

The CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimator Stream] online course is designed so you can learn and gain your industry recognised qualification from the comfort of your own home. This is one of the new pathways created to become an Estimator.

You can keep working in your current trade or job and still have time to do this course. No having to rush to class through peak hour traffic either because the majority of the course is completed from the comfort of your own home.

You can head home after work, have a shower and grab a bite to eat before settling in for your online learning. Dress for comfort and be more at ease in your own environment. This will make learning a whole lot easier.

Plus you’ll learn valuable technical skills like how to use Zoom that you can then apply in your office job.

Course Details

If you have completed the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), you may be eligible for Credit Transfers.

Otherwise, the course duration is 6 months. Students are required to be present for online classes for two 3 hour evening sessions per week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

There will also be four alternating Saturday sessions that will take place during the course. You will be required to attend in person for these so that you can observe how the theory relates to a practical situation on a building site.

What you’ll learn about:

What’s included:

Each student receives a package of material valued at $300 containing:
• The National Construction Code
• The Australian House Building Manual
• The Guide to Standards and Tolerances
• Forms and templates that can be badged and branded to be used for your own future use

Delivery & Duration

The course is delivered over 6 months.

Students are required to attend timetabled training for two 3-hour evening sessions per week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Site-based practical projects are also included in the timetabled delivery phase.

Note: Applicants who have already completed the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction Qualification, may be entitled to credit transfers.

Course Dates & Locations
  • Virtual Classroom – 28th of September (Monday and Wednesday nights)
  • Virtual Classroom – 13th of October (Tuesday and Thursday nights)

The cut off date to enrol is one week before the course starts.

Our Aim

We know that learning something new can be daunting. That’s why we have great instructors who have decades of experience to guide you. They are trained to recognise and teach different learning styles. So no matter what sort of learner you are, you can be assured of support.

We want you to pass. And we want you to feel confident in your capabilities at the end of the estimating course.

That’s why we offer one-on-one Zoom or face-to-face training support. Our trainers have helped hundreds of students from a variety of backgrounds pass the course. They’ll sit with you and help you with anything you’re struggling with. Whether you need some help learning software or don’t understand how to work an equation out, they’ll talk you through it and make sure you learn.

You can also attend Saturday tutorials at our training centre if you feel like you need ongoing face to face support.

And all our classes are live so you can ask any questions you need to while they’re fresh in your mind.

Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program


Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Whatever your financial position, don’t let it stop you from gaining your CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support. We have payment plans that can help you afford the course.

Only Victoria residents are eligible for the Skills First Government Funding. If you are from interstate you are able to enrol in the course but will have to pay the full fee.

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Units of Delivery
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
BSBPMG426 Apply project risk management techniques
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4015 Prepare specifications for all construction works
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

If you love numbers and love working out what’s needed to get a project constructed, this online estimating course is for you.

You don’t need any construction industry experience to enroll in this course, however it could be an advantage.

In order to enrol, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be eighteen (18) years or older
  • Have a computer or laptop with Microsoft office (or equivalent). An iPad is not suitable.
  • Internet access for the duration of the course
  • WhatsApp downloaded for class interaction
  • Video access for Zoom calls
  • Availability at scheduled class times
  • Can read, write and speak English competently
  • Have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment

“You can pack a lot in. On the TIV site, you can go in and construct or deconstruct a whole frame. If the weather is bad you can go in and work in their indoor construction facilities.”

Andrew Phillips
Essendon, AFL Player

Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 Certificate Building IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government Funding available?

Yes, TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

If your highest qualification is years 10-12, or a Certificate I, II or III level or equivalent, you may be eligible to access government funding for this course.

To confirm if you’re eligible for government funding, check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss your options.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support
If I choose the Virtual Classroom option, are there any face to face classes I need to attend?

Yes, there will be two compulsory Saturday sessions where you will attend face to face. One will be a Super Saturday (inspecting TIV buildings under construction). The other will be a site visit (inspecting private buildings under construction). These will be located around Melbourne.

What do I need to participate in the Virtual Classroom?
  • A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office (not an iPad)
  • A mobile phone or landline for dialling into the Audio Conference
  • Internet access
  • Being available during the hours set on the timetable
  • WhatsApp downloaded
  • Video access for ZOOM
Do I have to live in Victoria?

No, students from interstate are welcome. However, they are unable to access government funding.

What are the career pathways from CPC40320 - Certificate IV In Building Project Support

Job opportunities from the course involve:

    • Building estimator
    • Building scheduler
    • Contract administrator
What time is my class?

Class is 6pm-9pm two days per week and the four Saturday classes.