Building and Construction (Building)
Construction is a booming industry where having the right planning skills and knowledge about governmental and legal obligations, is essential. You will learn the key skills required to become a senior manager, site supervisor, site manager or construction project manager within a building and construction firm. The teachers are experts who will give you invaluable, hands-on and industry relevant experience through visits to real building sites.
This course will teach you how to select contractors, oversee work and its quality and liaise with clients. The certificate IV qualification is required to meet the ACT Class C builder's license. The Diploma qualification is required to meet ACT requirements for Class B builder’s license.
The course will give you invaluable, hands-on and industry-relevant experience through visits to real building sites. You will be required to attend five Saturday worksite visits. Approximately 2-hour duration at each site.
Certificate IV in Building and Construction | CPC40120
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) | CPC50220
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 3 years
Certificate IV in Building and Construction: 1.5 years
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building): 1.5 years*
*The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) can also be offered as a standalone program with a duration of 2 years
2023 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
2023: Certificate IV $7,450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee $22,350)
Diploma $7450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee for 1.5 years duration when packaged with Certificate IV $22,350)
Diploma $7450 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee for 2 years duration standalone $29,800)
Certificate IV: Material fees: $610, Text books $70
Diploma: Material fees: $710, Text books $70 Refer to additional information.
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate or equivalent
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
Statement of Purpose:
Please also provide a detailed Statement of Purpose: Please describe your aptitude and motivation for study in this area of specialisation, including your preparation for this field of study, your academic plans or interests in your chosen area of study, and your future career goals. The statement of purpose must include demonstrated evidence of independent research on your course content and subjects. Please be specific about why Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and Australia would be a good fit for you in comparison to alternate educational providers in alternate countries.
- Interview either in person, by Webex or teams, or by phone.
- CV or Resume including work experience and previous employers contact details.
- Acceptance upon college approval.
It is recommended you have a laptop computer, or personal device and appropriate clothing for worksites including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for commercial worksite visits - hard hat, high visibility shirt/vest and steel cap boots.
To be successful in this course and to meet the required outcomes you will need to have access to a workplace that services building and project management types of work.
Although not mandatory, it is recommended that to go onto worksites you have undertaken training in:
- White Card (CPCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry),
- Asbestos Awareness (11084NAT - Statement of Attainment in Asbestos Awareness) and
- Silica Prevention (10830NAT - Statement of Attainment -Course in Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention) - as per WorkSafe ACT requirements
Course Subjects - Certificate IV - 19 subjects
Where to next?
CIT InternationalT: +61 2 6207 4662
Postal AddressPO Box 226, Jamison ACT 2614
Physical AddressRoom C102, First Floor, Building C
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