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. These qualifications are required to meet ACT requirements for Class B builder’s license.

By completing these qualifications, the white card (CPCCWHS1001) and asbestos awareness (10675NAT), training is available at no extra cost.

Industry Placement

The course will give you invaluable, hands on and industry relevant experience through visits to real building sites.

  • Course Details
    Course/s

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) | CPC40110
    CRICOS: 097549E


    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) | CPC50210
    CRICOS: 094469G

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 3 years
    Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building): 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

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2020

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Bruce

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2020-2021: Semester 1 - $7,250 Semester 2 - $7,250

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate IV: Material fees: $50, Asbestos awareness training: $15

    Diploma: Material fees: $190

  • *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 happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2019 and 2020 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • 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.

    English requirements:


    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.

    Acceptance upon college approval.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) | CPC40110 — 16 subjects

    Core: Complete all 13 subjects

    • 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
    • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

    Electives: Complete all 3 subjects

    • CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
    • CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
    • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) | CPC50210 — 18 subjects

    (Subjects completed in the Certificate IV will not need to be completed again)

    Core: Complete all 13 subjects

    • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
    • CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    • CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    • CPCCBC5001B Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects
    • CPCCBC5002A Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects
    • CPCCBC5003A Supervise the planning of on-site medium-rise building or construction work
    • CPCCBC5018A Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings
    • CPCCBC5010B Manage construction work
    • CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    • BSBPMG505A Manage project quality
    • BSBPMG508A Manage project risk
    • BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

    Electives: Complete all 3 subjects

    • CPCCBC5006B Apply site surveys and set our procedures to medium-rise building projects
    • CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors
    • CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor

    Electives: Complete 2 subjects

    • CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3D models of small-scale building designs
    • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
    • CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
    • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
    • BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
  • Likely Job Outcome

    This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Teaching is conducted within classrooms, materials laboratories, and site based activities in semesters 1, 3 and 4.

    Assessment methods include web based and practical exercises simulating work based activities, theory quizzes and portfolio based assessments.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    CIT’s credit transfer arrangements can reduce the time and fees required to complete a bachelor degree at university. If you successfully complete your CIT qualification and gain entry into the university below, you will receive the following:

    University of Canberra (UC)

    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) | CPC50210  =  24 credit points (1 year) towards UC's Bachelor of Bachelor of Building and Construction Management (357JA.1)

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (1.5 years)
    PLUS
    Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (1.5 years)
    =
    3 years of study
    Optional degree pathway available