Certificate IV in Building & Construction

CPC40120 CRICOS Course Code 107077A

Course Overview:

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

It gives existing tradespeople the opportunity to advance their career to become a licensed low-rise builder through the QBCC in Queensland.

Course Price

Course price: $8,000 (No enrolment fees or material fees)

Course Description:

The basic courses are delivered over 36 study weeks (Up to 52 weeks including holidays).

We offer intakes every week except holiday and Research Break weeks. The courses are assessed through Assignments/ Workbooks, Case Studies, Written Tests and Observation Checklists.

Take out    

Each cohort has a different Key Day and there’s an optional tutorial day available. Please contact the school.

Intake

Every Monday (except scheduled holiday breaks) 

International student entry requirements for this course:

It’s a requirement for enrolment and for the grant of a student visa that students establish their English language proficiency. How you can do this depends on your passport and Education Sector, which determine your Assessment Level. Some levels can use the Academique test (80% or above, only available at Academique) to establish their competence. Other levels need IELTS 5.5 or equal (or higher) or certified proof of successful Foundation, Certificate IV or higher studies. For details, please contact the college or see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500

Documentation produced for evidence of satisfactory English must be a recognised course or assessment. All students must be 18 years of age and over.

Units of Competency

 

BSBPEF501

Manage personal and professional development

CPCCBC4001

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings

CPCCBC4053

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C 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

CPCCBC4018

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

CPCCBC4012

Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4014

Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4010

Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

BSBPMG422

Apply project quality management techniques

CPCCBC4003

Select, prepare and administer a construction contract

CPCCBC4009

Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

BSBESB402

Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

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

CPCSUS4002

Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

CPCCBC4021

Minimise waste on the building and construction site

Core Units

BSBPEF501 – Manage personal and professional development

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and process that support the personal and professional development of self and others.

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

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the National Construction Code (NCC) Classes 1 and 10 buildings, to a maximum of two storeys. It includes knowledge of the structure of the NCC, as well as the ability to access relevant information from the code as applicable to various building projects.

CPCCBC4053 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings 

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to National Construction Code (NCC) Class 2 to 9 Type C building projects. It includes knowledge of the structure of the NCC, as well as the ability to access relevant information from the code as applicable to various building projects.

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

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to inspect workplaces for hazards and conduct work health and safety (WHS) risk analyses. It includes the development and implementation of appropriate responses to mitigate risks to meet government legislation and regulations.

CPCCBC4007 – Plan building and construction work

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan on-site activities, employ human resources and obtain physical resources. It includes sequencing construction tasks, identifying appropriate skilled labour, physical resources and suppliers and assessing their availability, and developing documentation and advice for relevant authorities.

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

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to supervise site communications, monitor and maintain compliance with codes and standards and implement project administration processes on a building and construction project.

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

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to use technical instruments and levelling and surveying techniques to accurately set-out a building on site. It includes determining grid levels and developing contour plans.

CPCCBC4012 – Read and interpret plans and specifications

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to residential and commercial projects. It includes identifying site characteristics, features of the proposed building and details of the construction.

CPCCBC4014 – Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare sketches and drawings used for communicating ideas to clients and other parties. It includes capturing design concepts and options taken from architectural drawings to create simpler versions.

CPCCBC4010 – Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply structural principles to the construction of residential or commercial structures. This unit includes applying structural principles to footing, floor, wall and roof systems.

BSBPMG422 – Apply project quality management techniques

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enhance project outcomes by contributing to quality planning, applying quality policies and procedures, and contributing to continuous improvement in projects.

CPCCBC4003 – Select, prepare and administer a construction contract

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select, prepare and administer contracts for commercial and residential construction projects. It includes contract selection, administration of a range of documents related to the contract and identifying causes of breach of contract.

CPCCBC4009 – Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply legal requirements to residential and commercial building and construction projects. It includes meeting licensing requirements, complying with financial and insurance laws and meeting the conditions of building contracts.

BSBESB402 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legal and risk management requirements of the business or new business venture, including negotiating, creating and planning for legal contracts used within the business, where required.

CPCCBC4004 – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to establish estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour for building and construction projects. It includes factoring in relevant overhead costs and margins.

CPCCBC4005 – Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to produce schedules for physical and human resources and materials for residential or commercial projects. It includes monitoring project schedules and tracking and recording costs as they are incurred.

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

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to supervise the systems through which construction materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for residential and commercial building and construction projects. It includes knowledge of relevant building and construction materials and technologies, environmental effects on materials and identifying non-compliant materials to ensure the delivered construction materials meet National Construction Code (NCC) requirements and contract and service specifications.

CPCSUS4002 – Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to incorporate building science principles into the construction of energy efficient buildings. It includes the ability to research, use constructive thinking and problem-solving processes to identify appropriate sustainable solutions.

CPCCBC4021 – Minimise waste on the building and construction site

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to support sustainable building practices by minimising waste removed from residential or commercial building and construction sites. It includes planning a waste minimisation strategy, calculating cost benefits and implementing alternative waste minimisation systems.