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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • National Course Code: CPC40110
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC40110-01V07-20HIL-203

Location – The Hills, Castle Hill

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

24.7 Hours per week

Duration

35 Weeks

  • 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can?construct?the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the building and construction industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • The ability to communicate effectively
  • Problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Planning and organisational skills to coordinate construction
  • Good math and computer skills
  • Commitment to completing the training participation requirements

We strongly recommend that you have current and significant industry experience before embarking on this course which will ensure your skills and knowledge meet course requirements.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

It is 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, as well as 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are having completed or being enrolled in a Safe Work Australia recognised Industry White card course, which is a general safety course for the construction industry and a requirement of entry onto any building site in NSW.

To be able to successfully complete this course, you will need to access to the internet and a computer with word processing and spreadsheet programmes & the ability to dedicate yourself to your studies. The building industry mainly uses Windows based computer programmes and students using Apple computers often find it difficult to obtain adequate versions of software so they may need to run dual platforms i.e. Windows and Osx. You also need to achieve ACSF level 3 or better performance in languague literacy and numeracy evaluation in initial weeks of course and when needed undertake tutorial support in these areas.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 6 pm to 7 pm Online via Microsoft Teams meetings using link :

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_N2NjNDgwNWYtMmNhYi00ZGM5LWIxNzgtNGYyM2IzYzM2NDdj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2219537222-55d7-4581-84fb-c2da6e835c74%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2248098665-0d87-4a5e-a68a-04b50af357fd%22%7d

If unable to attend session contact admin support by email on nirimba.building@tafensw.edu.au or by phone on 92087428 for link to session recording.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Evening Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, 3 days a week, for 35 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.7 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assessment preparation.

Due to Covid-19 attendance will initially be a blended delivery of online classes delivered via MS Teams, with small groups of face to face classes being introduced when possible, giving students the option of blended delivery either online or in face to face classes. Staff are able to guide students in how to access and use MS Teams software effectively. Wednesday night class is a tutorial session and is optional for students who have completed a trade in carpentry or bricklaying.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who have a desire to work in construction management supervising construction sites or work in affiliated industry areas such as facilities management (building managers) & property development. Success in this course combined with the Diploma of Building or a Certificate III (trade level) in Carpentry or Bricklaying satisfies the Office of Fair Trading's NSW builder's licensing educational requirements.

To qualify for the builder's licence you will need additional industry experience. This course can also be combined with various university degrees such as structural engineering and architectural courses to qualify for the NSW builder's licence.

For more information go to https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/trades-and-businesses/licensing-and-qualifications/general-building-work

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

Counselling and disabilities services are available to people who may have social, mental health and/ or physical disabilities or conditions. These free services are provided with the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion and have assisted many students to achieve success in their building studies and we encourage students to make full use of them.

Students complete English comprehension and maths evaluation in the first weeks of the course to assess the need for additional support and for those students who are not confident in maths we offer voluntary maths tutorial classes that many students enrol in. Those who may need help with English are offered support by another department within TAFE. These services are all free.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm. 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?

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4013A-UNGRADED Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4001A-UNGRADED 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-UNGRADED Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A-UNGRADED 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-UNGRADED Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

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

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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

The Hills, Castle Hill
Cnr Showground & Green Roads, Castle Hill
Phone 131 601

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