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Qualification details

CPC40308 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) (Release 5)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
5 (this release) 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 4) 09/Dec/2016
(View details for release 3) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 2) 29/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industryPrepare to work safely in the construction industryElective
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectivenessElective
CPCCBC4013A - Prepare and evaluate tender documentationPrepare and evaluate tender documentationCore
CPCSUS4001A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
CPCCBC4019A - Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systemsApply sustainable building design principles to water management systemsElective
CPCCBC4028A - Prepare design brief for construction worksPrepare design brief for construction worksElective
CPCCBC4006B - Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projectsSelect, procure and store construction materials for low rise projectsElective
CPCCBC4016A - Administer a construction contractAdminister a construction contractElective
CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projectsIdentify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4024A - Resolve business disputesResolve business disputesElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312114 Construction Estimator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-11 Building Associate 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Construction Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Building Scheduler,Building Estimator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312114 Construction Estimator 03/Aug/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3121-11 Building Associate 03/Aug/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 03/Aug/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Version

Comment

1

Nil

2

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC40308

3

Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

4

Version 4 of this qualification replaces superseded equivalent elective unit CPCCOHS1001A with CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

5

Update superseded imported units from elective list with equivalent current unit for:

  • BSBCUS301B to BSBCUS301
  • BSBITU201A to BSBITU201
  • BSBITU202A to BSBITU202
  • BSBITU301A to BSBITU301
  • BSBMGT403A to BSBMGT403
  • BSBWOR402A to BSBLDR403
  • BSBWRT401A to BSBWRT401

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.

Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction field.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Building estimator
  • Building scheduler.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

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 induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication 

  • Communicates effectively with a range of relevant parties through a range of media
  • Articulates complex ideas clearly
  • Interprets a range of complex and technical documents, including relevant regulatory, legislative, licensing and registration requirements, codes and standards, plans, drawings and specifications, schedules, development approvals, site files, contracts, and organisational policies and procedures
  • Analyses and evaluates reports and reference materials
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language
  • Reports and records project costs
  • Maintains and checks logs, records and documents
  • Prepares a range of documents, including construction contracts, plans, sketches and drawings and specifications, reports, tenders, schedules, building applications and submissions and file notes
  • Negotiates conflict and dispute resolution
  • Analyses a range of data, including company and stakeholder resource consumption and waste product volumes

Teamwork 

  • Coordinates a range of team members and activities
  • Keeps team informed of work practices, quality requirements and required actions
  • Discusses ideas with team members
  • Seeks expert advice where appropriate
  • Works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders
  • Understands various stakeholders' roles
  • Relates positively to fellow workers and the management team
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Problem solving 

  • Assesses structural integrity of residential and commercial low rise buildings
  • Performs various calculations relating to rise and fall amounts, estimating resource acquisition and costs, drawing dimensions, comparisons of alternative water management systems; waste management minimisation strategies; and thermal efficiency, rated capacity and working load limits and budgeting and forecasting.
  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies and rectifies faults
  • Responds effectively to hazards, risks and emergencies
  • Analyses problems and applies appropriate remedial solutions
  • Resolves business disputes
  • Devises approaches, implements and reflects on environmental and water, energy and resource efficiency management policies and procedures relevant to work site to improve environmental sustainability and shares alternative approaches as required

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Evaluates properties of construction materials and selects appropriate materials based on evaluation
  • Develops compliant, alternative solutions to construction problems
  • Assesses thermal efficiency of buildings and reviews design solutions for effectiveness and compliance
  • Identifies opportunities for improved water management
  • Evaluates effective strategies for insulating structures
  • Develops waste management strategies and dispute resolution procedures
  • Identifies environmental and resource efficiency improvements, applies knowledge about resource use to organisational activities and customer service and develops resource efficiency tools

Planning and organising 

  • Plans and coordinates various work operations
  • Prepares project schedules
  • Participates in effective implementation of organisation's operational plans
  • Plans and organises on-site activities and implements procedures associated with building and construction work
  • Identifies and organises resource requirements and obtains supply information
  • Supervises various administrative and work processes, including payments collects, analyses and organises workplace information and data
  • Plans and organises inspections
  • Organises testing of construction materials to ensure suitability

Self management 

  • Manages own performance to ensure required levels of service standards, work quality and professional competence
  • Manages work priorities and professional development
  • Uses feedback to improve own performance
  • Organises and completes daily work activities

Learning 

  • Is open to new ideas and techniques
  • Seeks feedback on personal performance
  • Uses information effectively to improve work performance
  • Learns from colleagues as part of effective teamwork

Technology 

  • Operates office equipment
  • Uses computer equipment and relevant software
  • Uses cameras
  • Assesses new and emerging technologies for application to construction processes
  • Uses a range of tools and equipment
  • Maintains tools and equipment as required
  • Uses technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of managing work

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 7 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 7 units from general elective units
  • up to 3 units from qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, and that no more than:
  • 2 units are from a Certificate IV qualification
  • 1 unit is from a Certificate III or Diploma qualification.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units  

BSBPMG407A

Apply risk management techniques

CPCCBC4001A

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

CPCCBC4004A

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4005A

Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

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

CPCCBC4013A

Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

Elective units 

BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBITU201

Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202

Create and use spreadsheets

BSBITU301

Create and use databases

BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

BSBOHS404B

Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

BSBPMG404A

Apply quality management techniques

BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

CPCCBC4003A

Select and prepare a construction contract

CPCCBC4006B

Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

CPCCBC4014A

Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4015A

Prepare specifications for all construction works

CPCCBC4016A

Administer a construction contract

CPCCBC4017A

Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

CPCCBC4019A

Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

CPCCBC4020A

Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

CPCCBC4021A

Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

CPCCBC4025A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

CPCCBC4028A

Prepare design brief for construction works

CPCCBC4051A

Supervise asbestos removal

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPCSUS4001A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

HLTHIR403C

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.