CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Overview

  • Qualification Code and Name

    CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • Duration

    up to 52 weeks with term break of 8 weeks

  • Fee

    AUD 4000.00 (includes tuition fees of $3750 and application fees of $250.00)

    Note: SIA does not accept more than AUD 1,500 at one given time in advance. If fee is more than AUD 1,500, SIA will provide with easy payment arrangements.

  • Delivery Mode

    Blended Delivery (RPL and gap training along with Self-directed learning)

  • Qualification Description

    This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

    The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

    Occupational titles may include:

    • Builder
    • Construction manager.

    The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

    The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

    Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

    Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

  • Target Clients

    CLIENT GROUPS

    Domestic students who are working in the Carpentry trade for last three years at minimum.
    Learners with experience in the relevant industry or education can apply for Recognition of Prior
    Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. Please refer to ‘RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT
    TRANSFER’ section or contact us.

  • Course Units
    Core Units
    BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
    CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
    CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
    CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
    CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
    CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
    CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
    Elective Units
    CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
    BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets
    CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
  • Study Load

    In case of gap training identified, Training and assessment will be conducted 20 hours per week at the student’s workplace and students are expected to spend the allocated SDL hours for each unit.

    Please speak to your trainer/assessor for further information.

  • Delivery Location

    Training and assessment for this qualification will be conducted by Sherwood Institute of Australia
    (SIA) at students’ own workplace.
    SIA and the employer of the student (Host Provider/employer) will be signing the practical
    placement agreement where practical placement agreement will describe the obligations of both
    the parties and the obligation of the Host Provider/employer to provide the following, but not
    limited to:

    • Providing the space to deliver training and assessments if required in case of gap in any unit
      of competency identified or the assessment needs to be conducted in simulated
      environment.
    • Providing access to all the resources/facilities and equipment required for delivery of
      training and assessment for each unit.
    • Making the student accessible for the training and assessment.
    • Allowing the trainer assessor for conducting the assessment at the site.
    • Let the trainer/assessor take the photographs or videos of the site, where the student is
      evident while performing the tasks.
    • And all other obligations as listed in Practical Placement Agreement.

     

    In case, the student is found not to have access to the suitable workplace, the student will be
    communicated about the alternative arrangements, where SIA can either refer the student to the
    different education provider or conduct the training and assessment at the different workplace
    organised by SIA. SIA is in agreement with Zircon Homes, a building and construction company located
    in Derrimut, for conducting training and assessment for the gap training.

    Prospective students can ask the copy of the practical Placement Agreement from SIA.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.
    SIA has the following admission requirements for all students:

    • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
    • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
    • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
    • Student must be working as a Carpenter for last three years at minimum. This is because the Carpentry industry strongly affirms that training and assessment, leading to recognition of skills, must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment.
    • All units of competency for this qualification to be assessed in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment, with training and assessment planned to take place on the-job. It is therefore expected that all students are to be employed in the Carpentry industry in situations where they can demonstrate the skills required.
    • Student will be need to provide a current resume outlining role and responsibilities as a carpenter including professional development undertaken.
    • Student must provide evidence for previous years of work, it must be in the form of reference letters from employers, photos, videos and other evidence which can prove the employment. Reference letter will be provided by the employer of the student, which will be having the detailed roles and responsibilities of the student in the organisation. These reference letters and other evidences will enable SIA to determine the likelihood of gap training. Trainer/assessor will be matching the roles and responsibilities with the elements, performance criteria, required skills and knowledge for each unit of competency. If the trainer/assessor finds some skills or the aspect of unit of competency is missing, the trainer/assessor will be asking the student to arrange the meeting with the supervisor for further clarification or the evidence, which can demonstrate the competency in the unit of the competency.
    • Student will need to provide the contact details of the employers, student has worked for, as SIA will be doing the verification of the experience.
    • You hold a Construction Induction White Card (CPCCWHS1001- Prepare to work safely in the construction industry)
    • Student must have access to a suitable workplace equipped with all the resources required to carry out training and assessment. SIA will be checking the suitability of the workplace as part of the pre-enrolment process. In case, the student is found not to have access to the suitable workplace, the student will be communicated about the alternative arrangements, where SIA can either refer the student to the different education provider or conduct the training and assessment at the different workplace organised by SIA. SIA is in agreement with Zircon Homes, a building and construction company located in Derrimut, for conducting training and assessment for the gap training.

     

    Comprehensive list of resources required for each unit of competency has been provided at the end of this document Student must have access to a computer with internet and Microsoft office/SIA will be asking the employers of the student to sign the placement agreement where the obligations of both the parties listed and the obligation of the employer to provide the following:

    • Providing access to all the resources/facilities and equipment required for delivery
      of training and assessment for each unit.
    • Making the student accessible for the training and assessment.
    • Allowing the trainer assessor for conducting the assessment at the site.
    • Let the trainer/assessor take the photographs or videos of the site, where the
      student is evident while performing the tasks.

     

    Personal Requirements:

    • Interested in practical work
    • Able to work with your hands
    • A sense of balance and ability to work at heights
    • Good at mathematics
    • Good health and eyesight
    • Enjoy working in a team
  • Pathways

    Career Pathways

    This certificate will allow you to further your career in many facets of the building and construction industry. With additional experience, you could progress into following roles:

    • Builder/Construction Manager
    • Building Estimator/Scheduler
    • Building Site Manager/Supervisor
    • Contract Administrator

     

    Pathway from The Qualification

    After achieving CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), individuals could progress to Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) or higher education qualifications in Building and construction sector.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf)

    Credit Transfer

    Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf)

    You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.

  • Resources

    Learning Resources

    All the required learning resources will be provided to students during the training and assessment.

    • Physical Resources
    • Facilities, Equipment and Learning Resources

     

    SIA will be conducting the training and assessment at student’s own workplace. During the pre-enrolment process, SIA will do the workplace suitability check to make sure that the workplace has got all required resources required for delivery of training and assessment.

    Please refer to the Physical Resources Checklist in student Handbook.