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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • National Course Code: CPC40110
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC40110-01V07-20OTE-020

Location – TAFE Digital

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

7 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.

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.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Learners must have access to computer, printer, software programs and reliable Internet to access.
  • to participate in a surveying practical.

This practical is currently running as a 1 day session at the Strathfield campus. The 1 day program is being conducted with 4 students only, allowing an accelerated delivery.

An alternative 2 day program may be trialled at a regional campus in late 2020 or 2021 depending on the success of the Strathfield delivery. All subject to Covid 19 restrictions and protocols.

Attendance at this practical session is compulsory. All cost associated with transport and accommodation are at the students expense and additional to course fees.

All equipment for the practical session is supplied but students will need to wear suitable attire, hat and footwear.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 5 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 2 years.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

All students are required to participate in a surveying practical. This practical is currently running as a 1 day session at the Strathfield campus. The 1 day program is being conducted with 4 students only, allowing an accelerated delivery.

You can also expect to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including pre-recorded Adobe sessions, independent research, email and phone support.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want to become licensed builders and managers of small to medium building businesses.

By completing this course, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to coordinate the overall construction of low-rise buildings, which entails selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and financial control for successful completion of the building project.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • students are able to access industry trained and qualified teacher and administration support by phone and email during business hours.
  • additional ?support? materials are available on the OLS to assist students with the completion of their studies.

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

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. Practical sessions are held at Kurri Kurri.

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?

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place. You may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption, or fee free scholarship. Payment made by instalments is available.

You may continue with enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder, to discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure to read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies, and if you are behind in instalment payments.

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 241.

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Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
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
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4001A-UNGRADED Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4010B-UNGRADED Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4013A-UNGRADED Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4004A-UNGRADED Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4003A-UNGRADED Select and prepare a construction contract

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

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Course Location

OTEN (Open Training Education Network)
51 Wentworth Rd, Strathfield
Phone 131 601

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