The purpose of the qualification is to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction industry.

In this course you will learn to produce cost estimations and schedules for building and construction projects, use estimating computer software programs and develop your job quoting skills.

Note: Applicants who have already completed the CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Qualification, may be entitled to credit transfers.

What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following:

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

For students specifically interested in becoming a Registered Builder, TIV provides a specialist workshop to prepare you for undertaking the Victorian Building Authority’s builder registration process.

Delivery & Duration

The course is delivered over 6 months. It is comprised of 30 weeks of timetabled training followed by a 10-week phase during which any needed additional training and support is provided via our Student Support Program. We do this to ensure that no one is left behind.

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 (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Qualification, may be entitled to credit for up to 12 of the qualification’s 15 units of competence.

Course Dates & Locations
  • Virtual Classroom – 26th of October 2021 (Tuesday and Thursday nights)
  • Virtual Classroom –  8th of November 2021 (Tuesday and Thursday Night)
  • Virtual Classroom  24th of November 2021 (Monday and Wednesday nights)

TIV also has a full-time delivery of our CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). The duration of the full-time course is 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) for 3 weeks. To do the course you also need at least 5 years of experience in he building industry. More information can be found here.

  • Williamstown – 8th of December 2021 (Full-time course)
  • Virtual Classroom – 8th of December 2021 (Full-time course)
Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program


Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.

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
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
BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques
CPCCBC4015A Prepare specifications for all construction works
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4002A Manage OH&S in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • You are 18 years or older
  • Construction experience is not necessary but may be an advantage
  • Have a laptop with Microsoft office programs (or equivalent) and internet access for the duration of the course
  • Can read, write and speak English competently

“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:

  • (CPC40308) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
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 does a student 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 you have to live in Victoria?

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

What does TIV recommend if you haven’t completed a (COC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)?

TIV recommends doing the (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) . While doing this course you can complete the 3 units for the (CPC40308) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating). This means at the end of the 6 months you will get two qualifications instead of one.

What are the career pathways from (CPC40308) Certificate IV In Building And Construction (Estimating)

Job opportunities from the course involve:

    • Estimator
    • Quantity Surveyor
    • Estimating Consultant
What time is class?

If you have completed a (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) class is on a Saturday 9am-1pm.

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