TIV’s CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimating Stream Electives] 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.

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.

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

Course Details

The qualification packaging enables two specialised occupational outcomes depending on elective options which will be reflected as:

  • Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Estimator)
  • Certificate IV in Building Project Support (Contract Administrator)

TIV’s course is the Estimator stream.

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. There will also be Saturday classes you need to attend.

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

Course Dates & Locations

Constant enrolments throughout the year. Please click the Enquire Now button to fill out your enquiry, our course advisor will be with you shortly.

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

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

This qualification includes units of competence as per the Qualification Rules and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Our Student Support Team, comprising Trainers and Assessors, offers additional training to students upon request or when needed, even outside scheduled sessions.

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 and 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
Course Requirements

Entry Requirements


18 years or older.

English Language

Proof of meeting one of the following:

  • Passed VCE English or VCE ESL at year 12 level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated sufficient LLN skills through pre-training review process.

Pre-Training Review

Evaluation includes assessment of:

  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy skills.
  • Understanding of course structure.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Motivation for course enrolment.

Course Entry Requirements

No specific requirements or preferred pathways.

Computer requirements

  • Laptop Charger.
  • Laptop.
  • Windows Office products.


  • Successful completion awards a certificate.
  • Statement of attainment provided for completed units if student is unable to finish the qualification or chooses to withdraw.

What you’ll learn

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

“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 to me?

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

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.

Job outcomes

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 which are from 9 am – 3:30 pm.