Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
- This information is for local students.
- This course is not available to international students.
Am I a You are a local student if:
you are an Australian citizen, or
you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
you are an Australian permanent resident.
You are an international student if:
you are not an Australian citizen, and
you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
you are not an Australian permanent resident.local or an international student?
|Duration||9 months full-time (2 nights per week) or 2 years part-time (1 night per week)|
|Campus and intakes||
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?
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Course in detail
Units of study
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)
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)
Entry requirementsSatisfactory 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.
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.
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.
How to apply
Apply direct to Swinburne by following the step-by-step process on the How to Apply website.
For information about scholarships at Swinburne visit the Scholarships website.