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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.

Intake

Locations

Online
Not available to international students.

Course code

CPC40120

Overview

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:
>Builder
>Construction Manager
>Site Manager
>Site Supervisor
>Leading Hand

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

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to Building and Construction Diploma, Construction Administration. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Fees

2022 indicative course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $3,052.00 - $3,157.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $17,440.00 - $18,040.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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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 - 902.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings18
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace40
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction work40
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects40
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects50
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions200
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications30
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawings40
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects40
CPCCBC4021Minimise waste on the building and construction site20
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings22
 Total nominal hours for core units540
Elective units of competency (Select 8)
Group A - Building  
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniques40
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract50
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects60
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering40
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects40
CPCSUS4002Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings42
Group B – Site Manager  
CPCCBC4013Prepare and evaluate tender documentation20
General Electives 
CPCCBC4020Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures40
CPCCBC5019Manage building and construction business finances50
 Total nominal hours for elective units332 - 362
 Total nominal hours for the qualification872 - 902

*CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions has prerequisite requirements of CPCCBC4053 and CPCCBC4001.
 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

To gain entry into CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction candidates require:

  • 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

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is suitable for apprentices. Additional entry requirements apply to those entering under an apprenticeship contract:

  • Students must have an apprenticeship contract in place between themselves, Apprenticeships Australia and their host employer. Any student enquiries to CDU for enrolment as an apprentice, without these circumstances in place, are advised to contact Apprenticeships Australia

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.

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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: Online

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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How to apply for domestic students

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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How to apply for international students

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The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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