Estimating Principles

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, all face to face training for this course has been transitioned to online virtual classroom sessions until further notice. For more information, please contact Master Builders Victoria on 03 9411 4555

This accredited short course is delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935).

For detailed course and fee information click on the Course Information Sheet.

Designed For

Estimating Principles is designed for Builders, site managers, foremen, schedulers, estimators, construction managers and other building practitioners involved in estimating overall project costs.

Course Overview

Students in this cluster will learn how to produce estimating documentation from plans and specifications to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour for building and construction projects. The course also covers topics such as the documentation of contract variations and other changes to plans and specifications and their effect on estimated costs as well as analysis of project costs against estimates for evaluative and continuous improvement purposes.

Master Builders Entry Requirements

Due to the accelerated nature of this course, it is recommended that students have at least three years experience in the building and construction industry.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered through a blended model. This includes attending both face-to-face classes and assessments are submitted through an online portal.

Learning Outcomes

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Recognise key features of site plans
  • Understand the intent and purpose of different types of construction drawings
  • Identify the types, timing and numbers of appropriate onsite personnel
  • Calculate labour costs, physical resource requirements and estimate project costs.

Successful students who only undertake this cluster will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Master Builders Association of Victoria.

Read and interpret plans and specifications
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects