Which is for you? Building or Site Management Stream?

The CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction remains a great entry into the industry and offers opportunities to take your career in a number of directions.

At Trade Institute of Victoria (TIV) students have the opportunity to complete CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction in one of two streams – Building or Site Management.

The Building stream is suited to those who wish to pursue a career as builders in low rise residential and commercial construction. This certificate, along with completed building projects, is a common pathway to becoming a registered builder.

The Site Management stream is designed for those wishing to become site managers and project managers. It equips students with the skills to effectively manage a construction site.

Students have the opportunity to complete CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction in one of two streams – Building or Site Management.

Both streams are delivered over a 7 month period via either face-to-face classes in Bendigo or the virtual classroom. 

This is done to ensure that each student is confident in the knowledge and skills needed to go out into the workforce.

Students are required to attend two 3-hour sessions per week and site based practical projects are also included.

Core Units

Both course streams cover the same core units, giving students a strong base for whichever career path they choose to pursue.

CPCCBC4001 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

CPCCBC4002 – Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4007 – Plan building or construction work

CPCCBC4008 – Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009 – Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010 – Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

CPCCBC4012 – Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4014 – Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4018 – Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

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

Both course streams cover the same core units, giving students a strong base for whichever career path they choose to pursue.

Electives

After completing Core Units, each stream has its own relevant electives as listed below.

Building Stream

BSBPMG422 – Apply project quality management techniques

BSBTEC201 – Use business software applications

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

CPCCBC4026 – Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCSUS4002 – Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Site Management Stream

CPCCBC4003 – Select, prepare and administer a construction project

CPCCBC4005 – Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4006 – Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4013 – Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC4017 – Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project

CPCCBC4026 – Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCCBC4052 – Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry

CPCCCO4001 – Supervise concreting work

To find out more information about each of the above streams including prerequisites and eligibility for funding, visit the links below:

Building Stream – https://www.tiv.vic.edu.au/courses/certificate-iv-in-building-and-construction/

Site Management Stream – https://www.tiv.vic.edu.au/courses/certificate-iv-in-building-and-construction-site-management-2/

If you need help deciding which stream is the best for you please contact our course advisors on 9399 9511.

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