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.
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (Release 7)
Building & Construction
47 Weeks (including semester breaks)
Note: Students can obtain a white card by undertaking unit of competency CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from a WorkSafe Victoria approved RTO. (https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/construction-induction-training-white-card)
Optimistic Futures is approved by Work Safe to deliver the Construction Induction Training.
To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake practical sessions of of 100 hours.
On completion of this course, you will be eligible for registration as a licensed builder with the VBA. You may then find roles including:
We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.
After completing the qualification, learners would be able to further enrol in any of the following qualifications:
Completion of 19 units (including 11 core units and 8 elective units)
|Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
|Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
|Plan building or construction work
|Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
|Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
|Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
|Read and interpret plans and specifications
|Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
|Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
|Minimise waste on the building and construction site
|Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
** This unit has pre-requisite units
The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours
|Apply project quality management techniques
|Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
|Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
|Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
|Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
|Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
|Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
|Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
Note: Optimistic Futures has chosen these Electives based on industry consultation.
These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Construction, Plumbing and Services. Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia within the community services sector.
Knowledge Assessment, Practical Assignment, Practical Oral Assessment, Workplace Assessment, Case study & Project Assessment
Applicants can apply for recognition of prior learning of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of unitsrequired to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.
Applicants can apply for a credit transfer for any units successfully completed, as part of AQF qualification, at any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE. Credit transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application prior to the commencement of training.
Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.
Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.
On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction will be issued to learners within 30 days of completion of the qualification. Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully
The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook.
For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.
Showing Competence in all assessment is a necessary part of this program to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards. Optimistic futures will be conducting of realistic workplace tasks, project, knowledge tests, case studies, feedback from supervisors.
Each participant enrolling in a course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certificate or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statements of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.
Fee for service:- Fee for service cost is $10,00 this includes all workbooks /material and/or equipment.
If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action
For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.
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