TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate IV in Building Project Support - CPC40320

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 104670H

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers and or contract administrators in the building and construction field who may have responsibility for the preparation of estimates from predetermined rates, processing of subcontractor claims and preparation of head and subcontracts for building and construction works.Occupational titles may include:Building estimatorBuilding schedulerContract administrator The qualification packaging enables two specialised occupational outcomes depending on elective options which will be reflected as: Certificate IV in Building (Estimator) Certificate IV in Building (Contract Administrator)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 construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


  • Apply project risk management techniques
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Write complex documents
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Plan building and construction work
  • Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • Apply project quality management techniques
  • Analyse and communicate industry information
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
  • Arrange building applications and approvals
  • Prepare design brief for construction works
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Undertake project work
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
  • Maintain the sales environment
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Process client requirements
  • Apply contract law to sales processes
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Apply construction information to the sales process
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Establish a basis for sales consulting

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Tonsley International: $47,370 No
  • Full-time : 52 weeks

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