Build your career as a builder or construction manager and learn how to own and operate your own building enterprise. Take your expertise to the next level and graduate with industry-standard skills and knowledge to further your opportunities in the booming industry.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Plan, prepare, read and interpret building and construction plans, contracts, and specifications
Identify and estimate building costs
Schedule ordering of materials and labour
Follow building codes and standards for residential and commercial constructions
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Real-world experience through 200 hours of work placement in industry
Experience to read and interpret plans, sketches, drawings and specifications
The ability to create reports and construction contracts
Experience to submit tenders, building applications, submissions and file notes
An understanding of building codes and standards
Eligibility to apply for a Builder’s Licence (if you meet additional requirements)
A pathway to owning and operating a licensed building enterprise
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Significant industry experience
Intermediate communication and math skills
Excellent organisational skills to co-ordinate construction
Problem solving skills and high attention to detail
Ability to use a computer
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Builder and Construction manager
To be qualified as a licensed builder in NSW, you need to apply for a builders licence. This course meets one of the requirements to apply for your NSW Builders Licence. Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 13 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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