CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)

Designed For

The CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) is designed for Building schedulers, project managers, trade contractors, forepersons and those seeking to become a full-time estimator in the building and construction industry.

Course Overview

During this course the role of an estimator will be explored through project scheduling, contract knowledge, tendering, quality and OHS system management, environmental management and financial monitoring.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

  • Develop customer service strategies
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Evaluate and select appropriate construction materials
  • Establish risk analysis methods, techniques and tools
  • Use spreadsheets, applications and documentation to estimate the cost of physical and human resources required for building and construction projects
  • Prepare construction specifications according to the project’s contractual obligations
  • Produce construction project, materials and labour schedules
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
  • Prepare a detailed construction file for project managers and site supervisors
  • Prepare purchase orders and obtain quotes for suppliers and contractors
  • Implement contingency strategies.

Master Builders Entry Requirements

It is a Master Builder’s requirement for those wishing to undertake this course, that they:

  • be successful at a Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN ) assessment & a pre-enrolment interview
    AND
  • have three years work experience in the Building and Construction industry
    AND
  • have CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (White Card), if working on a building and construction site prior to course commencement.

Requisite Texts

Participants will need copies of the following reference publications during the CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating). The cost of these requisite texts ($600-$900) is in addition to the course fee.

  • National Construction Code (NCC) Vol 2
  • Guide to Standards and Tolerances
  • Building Act 1993
  • Building Regulations 2006
  • Domestic Contracts Act 1995
  • Domestic Building Contract Regulations 2007
  • AS1684.2 Timber Framing Manual Part 2
  • AS1684.2 Timber Framing Manual Part 4

For further details click on the  Course Information Sheet.

Successful participants will be issued with a Certificate by Master Builders Association of Victoria, RTO no 3935.

CPC40308
Certificate IV Building and Construction (Estimating)