Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code: CPC40110
Study Area:
Building and Construction




Start Date / Day & Time:

 

Bendigo Charleston Road: 7 October / Monday evening 5.30 - 9.30pm

Castlemaine: 8 October / Tuesday evening 5.30 - 9.30pm

Echuca: 9 October / Wednesday evening 5.30 - 9.30pm

 

Duration: Part time - 1 year

Gain the skills you need to run a small to medium construction business.

Free TAFE

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo - Charleston Road, Castlemaine campus, Echuca campus
Course Structure
  • Part time – 1 year. You will attend class one night per week.

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Job prospects for graduates of this course include: • Builder • Construction Manager • Construction Planner • Site Supervisor

Prerequisites
  • Ideal to have a construction background but this is not mandatory.

Course overview

This course is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses (residential buildings) or for people looking to advance their career in the building industry or those looking to make a career change.

This qualification will give you the knowledge of building structures under the National Construction Code (NCC), the legislation that accompanies any building project. It may also assist you to meet the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to become a registered building practitioner in Victoria.

Learning from industry professionals, we deliver this course on campus one night per week.

Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.


How to apply
 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • You may need to attend an interview and complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assessment may include written and verbal and assessment tasks.

Learning options
  • face to face classroom delivery.

Key study areas
 

Key study areas will focus on units that cover:

* Communication – the course has embedded competencies to assist in coordinating estimates, tenders, negotiating contracts and marketing strategies. You will also gain the skills needed to conduct on site supervision of tradespeople and negotiate disputes.

* Teamwork - Essential skills are delivered in monitoring safe work practices and WHS obligations, facilitating and leading construction works and managing the staged completion of multiple projects with labour force and time constraints.

* Problem Solving - you will develop skills in identifying and rectifying hazards and risks and the process of implementing control measures. You will be guided through the complexities of construction legislation, structural principles, building codes and small business finance.

* Initiative and enterprise - you will develop a strong understanding of the strategies required to plan for a small business, procuring clients, financial security, legal obligations and scheduling for labour and materials.

* Planning and organising - you will develop techniques for creating templates to estimate for construction work, coordinate labour force requirements, procure and store the required materials. You will identify, and determine potential impacts from external factors and implement mitigation processes.

*Self Management - we will engage you to identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to enable you to position yourself into a highly competitive market with the best possible outcome.

* Learning - we will encourage you to be open to alternative solutions, products and ideas. You will demonstrate the ability to seek out and act on feedback in a productive and considered manner.


Further study opportunities
  • You could continue into Diploma level qualifications.

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,654.40
Concession - average total course fee*$530.88
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,155.20
B.   Materials average fee**$420.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,654.40
Concession - average total course fee*$530.88
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,155.20
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,654.40
Concession - average total course fee*$530.88
Full fee - average total course fee*$10,626.00
B.   Materials average fee**$487.20
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


This page was last updated on 13/09/2019 11:19 AM





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