TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) - CPC40308

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to work as an estimator/scheduler in the building industry.


  • 15 units: 8 core
  • 7 elective


  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Plan and undertake site inspection and assessment of asbestos products and materials
  • Create and use databases
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Prepare design brief for construction works
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • Administer a construction contract
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Produce simple word processed documents
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
  • Select and prepare a construction contract
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • Apply risk management techniques
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Create and use spreadsheets
  • Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
  • Apply quality management techniques
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Write complex documents

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