Certificate IV in Building and Construction - Building

Swinburne University of Technology

This course is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. A builder is the person who coordinates the construction of a building and takes responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with the responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in each State or Territory.

Course Fee:

Australian: $7,670

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Structure:

13 core units plus 3 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects; Manage OHS in the building and construction workplace; Select and prepare a construction contract; Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects; Produce labour and material schedules for ordering; Plan building or construction work; Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects; Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects; plus more and electives.

Further information:

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

Related Careers:

Builder, Building Technician,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Croydon No Part time 5 months

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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
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