Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Step up to the top of your game in the building and construction industry with our specialist, nation-wide recognised certificate.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
1 Year
Qualification Code
CPC40120

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

  • Building practitioner
  • Construction manager
  • Foreman
  • Foreperson
  • Licenced builder
  • Site manager

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR CLASS 2 TO 9 TYPE C BUILDINGS
CPCCBC4053
MINIMISE WASTE ON THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITE
CPCCBC4021
APPLY SITE SURVEYS AND SET-OUT PROCEDURES TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4018
PREPARE SIMPLE BUILDING SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS
CPCCBC4014
READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CPCCBC4012
APPLY STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
CPCCBC4010
APPLY LEGAL REQUIREMENTS TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4009
SUPERVISE SITE COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION PROCESSES FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4008
PLAN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
CPCCBC4007
MANAGE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE
CPCCBC4002
APPLY BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR CLASS 1 AND 10 BUILDINGS
CPCCBC4001
IDENTIFY CONSTRUCTION WORK HAZARDS AND SELECT RISK CONTROL STRATEGIES
CPCWHS3001
USE BUILDING SCIENCE PRINCIPLES TO CONSTRUCT ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
CPCSUS4002
PREPARE AND EVALUATE TENDER DOCUMENTATION
CPCCBC4013
SELECT, PROCURE AND STORE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4006
PRODUCE LABOUR AND MATERIAL SCHEDULES FOR ORDERING
CPCCBC4005
IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE ESTIMATED COSTS FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
CPCCBC4004
SELECT, PREPARE AND ADMINISTER A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT
CPCCBC4003
APPLY PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
BSBPMG422
Tuesday 5pm to 9pm - on campus Thursday 5.30pm to 7pm - online (trainer available)

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no prerequisites for this program, however it is strongly recommended that students have at least 3 years of work experience in the building and construction industry.

Applicants will need to attend an information session before enrollment. Session date and time will be posted on this page when confirmed.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no prerequisites for this program, however it is strongly recommended that students have at least 3 years of work experience in the building and construction industry.

Applicants will need to attend an information session before enrollment. Session date and time will be posted on this page when confirmed.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LBD

National course code: CPC40120

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$569$2,845$12,758

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Can lead into a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Bachelor opportunities.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Design and Construc