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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • National Course Code: CPC40110
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC40110-01V07-20COF-002

Location – Coffs Harbour

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building) will give you the skills you to own and operate a licensed building enterprise. Designed for aspiring builders and construction managers, you will take your building expertise further and graduate with an industry-relevant qualification in this booming industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Prepare construction contracts
  • Manage small business finances
  • Risk manage projects
  • Apply project quality management
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Apply building science principles to construct energy efficient and sustainable structures

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this field, including:

  • Planning and organisation
  • Great communication skills
  • Problem solving and attention to detail

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Eligibility to apply for a Builders Licence (if you meet additional requirements)
  • A pathway to owning and operating a licensed building enterprise

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Builder
  • Construction manager
  • Project manager
  • Site foreman

GROW YOUR CAREER

Build on strong foundations with a TAFE NSW study pathway:

  • Diploma of Building Construction (Building)

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Building and construction skills continue to be in high demand; with employment in New South Wales forecast to increase to approximately 15,040 jobs to 2024/25.

As population growth drives employment in the residential construction sector, in both new dwellings and renovations, the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will give you what you need to meet demand.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must:

  • Be employed in the building industry or
  • Have secured work placement of a minimum of 200 hours in the building industry

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Its important to know that to be eligible to apply for your NSW Builders Licence, you must have completed a trade certificate in the Certificate III in Carpentry or Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying, and the Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building).

Completion of these qualifications will lead to a builders licence with NSW Fair-trading.

Check with the relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

At TAFE NSW we provide training that includes hands-on, practical experience. Work placement ensures you have the job ready skills to achieve competency in this course.

If you are not already employed in the building industry, you will need to secure work placement of a minimum of 200 hours with a suitable industry employer prior to enrolment.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • An interest in the building construction process
  • The ability to communication effectively
  • Problem solving skills, attention to detail
  • Planning and organisational skills to coordinate construction
  • Good math and computer skills
  • Complete the training participation requirements

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • Have completed or be currently enrolled in CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry (or equivalent).

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time evening, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 11.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Revision, Self paced Assessment tasks, Assessment Preperation and On the Job Training


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for:

  • Trades people looking to gain a Fair Trading NSW Builders licence. (OFT have strict qualification requirements that learners should check for themselves before enrolling in this course as this course alone will not make them eligible for a licence)

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCBC4001A-UNGRADED Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4010B-UNGRADED Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4004A-UNGRADED Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4003A-UNGRADED Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Builder
Construction manager

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Coffs Harbour
Glenreagh Street, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601

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