The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will give your the skills necessary to run a small to medium construction business. And this version of the Certificate IV has been designed for people looking to start a career in the building industry, or people looking to change careers or re-enter the workforce.
Career opportunities, include:
- Registered builder
- construction manager
- domestic builder
- building estimator
- building/construction project supervisor
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210.
- Bachelor of Building Surveying
- Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics.
Studying the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) at Holmesglen
This course can be undertaken full time, part time, or online, or a mixture of all three so you can fit your study around your work and personal life commitments.
Upon completion, students can expect to have the knowledge and skills required of a builder, site manager, foreman or construction manager.
If you already have at least three years' experience in the building industry, you should visit instead the Certificate IV in Building and Construction Building for trade professionals course page .
This qualification will give you the knowledge of building structures under the National Construction Code (NCC), the legislation that accompanies any building project. It may also assist you to meet the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to become a registered building practitioner in Victoria.
You will also learn about environmental management practices, safety and risk management, managing projects, contracts, structural principles and estimating and monitoring costs.
The strength of the program lies in its flexibility to adapt content to cover residential, industrial and commercial low rise and medium rise construction with special attention to management techniques, project work and prepare and evaluate tender documentation.
Classes run as below:
Full time - two days per week, 9am to 5.30pm
Part time - four days per week, 6pm to 10pm
To receive this qualification you must complete 13 core units and three elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
While the course has been designed to be completed in two years, there is flexibility to study at your own pace and complete the course earlier.
The online course has been developed with busy people in mind. Our unique, flexible method of teaching combines off campus study via online course material, with a drop in campus based tutorial program at our convenient City campus location.
The online components have been divided into four stages, which in general are required to be completed sequentially.
Online resources for delivering distance education and a tutor for each unit of enrolment will be provided. We also provide support and references to learning tools to help you through the course.
||Manage Small Business Finances
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
||Manage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace
||Select And Prepare A Construction Contract
||Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects
||Produce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering
||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
||Plan Building Or Construction Work
||Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
||Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects
||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
||Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Apply project quality management techniques
||Undertake project work
||Prepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
| Code || Name |
|BSBSMB406A||Manage Small Business Finances|
|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 Schedules For Ordering|
|CPCCBC4006B||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects|
|CPCCBC4007A||Plan Building Or Construction Work|
|CPCCBC4008B||Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4009B||Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects|
|CPCCBC4010B||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4011B||Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4012B||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|BSBPMG411||Apply project quality management techniques|
|BSBPMG522||Undertake project work|
|CPCCBC4013A||Prepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation|
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
VCE or equivalent; or mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year).
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you receive the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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