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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

TAFE course

  • This information is for local students.
  • This course is not available to international students.
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    you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
    you are an Australian permanent resident.
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    you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
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The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) teaches the theory and practice relevant to working as a residential building practitioner. The course meets the minimum requirements to apply for registration as a domestic builder.
Duration9 months full-time (2 nights per week) or 2 years part-time (1 night per week)
Campus and intakes  Calendar

Main intakes - Main intakes offer students every available option of study mode (e.g. full-time, part-time) and unit selection.what is a main intake?

Croydon - February, March, April, July, September
Study modeFull-time
Part-time (evening)
National codeCPC40110
Fees
For information about Swinburne's fees visit the Fees website.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment as a building works supervisor, estimator, contract administration and builder.

On this page: course description, course structure and units of study.

Course description

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) teaches the theory and practice relevant to working as a residential building practitioner. The course meets the minimum requirements to apply for registration as a domestic builder.

Course structure

The Certificate IV in Building is a standalone course and is not the first stage of the Diploma of Building. Students must complete a total of 16 units to achieve the qualification.

Units of study

Core units
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects (CPCCBC4001A)
Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace (CPCCBC4002A)
Select and prepare a construction contract (CPCCBC4003A)
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (CPCCBC4004A)
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering (CPCCBC4005A)
Select, procure and store construction materials for low-rise projects (CPCCBC4006B)
Plan building or construction work (CPCCBC4007A)
Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects (CPCCBC4008B)
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects (CPCCBC4009B)
Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions (CPCCBC4010B)
Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions (CPCCBC4011B)
Read and interpret plans and specifications (CPCCBC4012A)
Manage small business finances (BSBSMB406A)
Elective units (pre-selected by the Program Coordinator)
Administer a construction contract (CPCCBC4016A)
Minimise waste on the building and construction site (CPCCBC4021A)
Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects (CPCCBC5002A)

On this page: career opportunities and professional recognition.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment as a building works supervisor, estimator, contract administration and builder.

Professional recognition

This course meets the minimum requirements to apply for registration as a domestic builder.

On this page: entry requirements, pathways, credit transfer and recognition of prior learning

Entry requirements

Satisfactory completion of an appropriate Victorian Year 12 or equivalent and mature age students, or qualified tradespeople and practicing building supervisors wishing to upgrade their qualifications.

Pathways

Courses at Swinburne can provide an alternative entry option, or pathway, into further TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate courses if you don’t meet the entry requirements. For example, successful completion of a Swinburne diploma or advanced diploma provides credits that can advance you to later stages of an undergraduate degree. Certificate level studies can also pathway through to higher level TAFE studies. Whatever your situation, pathways ensure you gain the maximum benefit for previous study – whether at Swinburne or another institution. For more information, please visit the Pathways website.

Credit transfer

Applicants with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of a course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further information refer to the Credit Transfer website.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. To learn more about RPL and how to apply, please visit the RPL website.

On this page: how to apply, course fees, scholarships and find out more.

How to apply

Apply direct to Swinburne by following the step-by-step process on the How to Apply website.

Course fees

For information about Swinburne's fees visit the Fees website.

Scholarships

For information about scholarships at Swinburne visit the Scholarships website.

Find out more

Submit an Online Enquiry 
Tel: 1300 275 794
Email: study@swinburne.edu.au



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