About this course
Delivered on campus in Werribee or East Geelong, The Gordon’s Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building) course is run with resources and support from the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV).
The nationally recognised course covers subjects in the areas of estimating principles, legal obligations, structural principles, OHS obligations, sustainability principles and small business financial management.
This TAFE qualification will enhance your theoretical knowledge of building and construction, and provide the foundation for a successful career in the building industry.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Written assignments
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To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:
- While no prior experience is required to undertake this course, the Building Practitioners Board generally looks favourably upon a minimum of three years’ practical and/or business experience in applicants for builders’ registration. A basic knowledge of domestic building is also an advantage.
- You must be able to provide evidence that you have completed Year 12, or you will be required to undertake an independent assessment test to ensure that your level of competence meets the Year 12 level
- You must demonstrate basic computer skills
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this building course, the units of competency you may study include:
- CPCCBC4001A – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
- CPCCBC4009B – Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
- CPCCBC4011B – Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
- CPCCBC4010B – Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
- CPCCBC4008B – Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
- CPCCBC4004A – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
- CPCCBC4002A – Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
- BSBSMB406A – Manage small business finances
- CPCCBC4007A – Plan building or construction work
- CPCCBC4005A – Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
- CPCCBC4012B – Read and interpret plans and specifications
- CPCCBC4003A – Select and prepare a construction contract
- CPCCBC4006B – Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise rrojects
- CPCCBC4021A – Minimise waste on the building and construction site
- BSBSMB405A – Monitor and manage small business operations
- BSBSMB404A – Undertake small business planning
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: