TIV’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of aspiring builders in low rise residential and commercial construction.
This certificate, along with three years of practical experience in the building industry, is a common pathway to becoming a Registered Builder. It is also a pathway to roles such as Project Manager, Estimator/Scheduler, or Contract Administrator.
What you’ll learn
Increase your job opportunities in the building and construction industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:
Low-rise domestic & commercial construction skills
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 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.
- 10th November 2020, Virtual Classroom
- 30th November 2020, Virtual Classroom
- 6th December 2020, Virtual Classroom (Every Sunday for 4 and a half months)
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.
Typical Course Fee
|CORE UNITS||UNIT TITLE|
|CPCCBC4001A||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects|
|CPCCBC4002A||Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace|
|CPCCBC4003A||Select and prepare a construction contract|
|CPCCBC4004A||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4005A||Produce labour and material scheduling for ordering|
|CPCCBC4006B||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects|
|CPCCBC4007A||Plan building and construction work|
|CPCCBC4008B||Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4009B||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4010B||Apply structural principals to residential low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4011B||Apply structural principals to commercial low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4012B||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|BSBSMB421||Manage small business finances|
|CPCCBC4020A||Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures|
|BSBITU212||Create and use spreadsheets|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning|
- You are eighteen (18) years or older
- Construction industry experience is an advantage, as is experience in settings with transferrable skills such as:
- Competitive tendering
- Property maintenance
- You have a laptop with Microsoft office programs (or equivalent) and internet access for the duration of the course
- You can read, write and speak English competently
- You have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes Government funding is available for eligible students.
To find out if you’re eligible for Government funding check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on 9399 9511 and we can discuss your options.
Generally, if you have completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification such as a Diploma or Degree unfortunately you won’t be able to access Government funding for the course. However, you can still do the course as a full fee-paying student.
When it is deemed safe to return to classes by the government, all students will then be given the option to either:
- Stay in their Virtual Classroom for the remainder of the course or,
- Move into a face to face classroom at a location suitable to you
- A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office is required (not an iPad)
- A mobile phone or landline is required for dialling into the audio conference
- Internet is required
- Students need to be available during the hours set on the course timetable
- WhatsApp (ideal)
The course is delivered over 6 months, excluding breaks such as at Christmas/New Year. 30 weeks are structured around a timetable and 10 are not. Students are required to attend 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.
There are support sessions provided every Saturday morning (except for long weekends) at our Williamstown campus. These sessions are open to any current Certificate IV student irrespective of the location of their night time venue.
Individualised additional training and support is also available through the Student Support Team.
Student training support is initiated by Trainers for any student deemed Not Yet Competent after three attempts and/or six weeks has elapsed since the unit’s delivery ceased. It is designed to assist those students who are falling behind and require extra training and assistance to achieve Competency.
Your teacher will also give you their mobile number on the first class if you need to ask them anything.
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registers builders once it has established through its assessment processes that you are a suitable candidate for registration. This involves a searching assessment of your skills and knowledge, coupled with evidence of at least 3 years’ experience involved in running building projects.
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the VBA. Accordingly, it is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.
Detailed information about registration is available on the Victorian Building Authority’s website.
- Increase your job opportunities and knowledge in the Building and Construction Industry.
- Gain expertise and abilities to support your Domestic Builder Limited (DB-L) Registered Building Practitioner application and contribute to a Domestic Builder – Unlimited (DB-U) application.
- Learn about building codes, preparing contracts and building permits, regulations, read and interpret plans, and building project management.
Job opportunities from the course involve:
- Registered Building Practitioner
- Site Manager
- Project Manager
- Contract Administration
- Private Building Inspector
The next step is to contact TIV on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss the best options that would suit your needs. TIV runs a Become a Registered Builder (BARB) Program for existing students.
This has been established as an extra support for you after the completion of the Certificate and Diploma in Building and Construction- Building to help you achieve your Building Licence.
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Yes! TIV offers the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) and Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) which you can do on your main building stream. These are run on Saturdays and they are flexible in that you only need to complete a few additional Saturdays on flexible class time in order to complete.
You may also continue your studies with TIV’s Diploma of Building of Construction (Building) once you have completed your Certificate IV course.