TIV’s CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimator Stream] 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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
- 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:
- CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support
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.
Job opportunities from the course involve:
- Building estimator
- Building scheduler
- Contract administrator
Class is 6pm-9pm two days per week and the four Saturday classes which are in the day.