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:
Application of Building Codes and Standards
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.
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.
- 15th of March 2021, Virtual Classroom (Monday and Wednesday nights)
- 30th of March 2021, Virtual Classroom (Tuesday and Thursday nights)
- 6th of April 2021, Williamstown (Tuesday and Thursday nights)
Typical Course Fee
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
|CORE UNITS||UNIT TITLE|
|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.”
Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 Certificate Building IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:
- (CPC40308) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
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.
- 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
No, students from interstate are welcome. However, they are unable to access government funding.
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.
Job opportunities from the course involve:
- Quantity Surveyor
- Estimating Consultant
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.