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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

CPC40120

Overview

*** NOTE: this new qualification will commence in Term 3 2022 ***

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.

The qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Building Trades include:
>Leading Hand
>Building Site Manager
>Construction Manager
>Builder

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

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Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate IV in Building and Construction a total of nineteen (19) units of competency must be completed comprising eleven (11) Core and eight (8) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 872 - 882.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Core units of competency
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings 18
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace 40
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work 40
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects 40
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 50
CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions 200
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications 30
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings 40
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects 40
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site 20
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings 22
  Total nominal hours for core units 540
Elective units of competency (Select 8)
Group A - Building  
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques 40
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract 50
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering 40
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects 40
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings 42
Group B – Site Manager  
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation 20
General Electives  
CPCCBC4020 Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures 40
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances 50
  Total nominal hours for elective units 332 - 342
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 872 - 882

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

> Recommended completion of English and Maths to a year 12 standard;
> Mature aged students, with industry skills and knowledge;
> Confident computer literacy;
> Candidates are expected to have or obtain an NT White card.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: Online

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Occupation types
Building Associate
Area of study
Building and Construction, Engineering and Mining, Engineering

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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