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Gain the diverse skills and knowledge needed by professional estimators in the low rise residential sector of the building and construction industry. Learn how to interpret plans and specifications and prepare estimators for tender.
On successful completion of this course, you will graduate with a Certificate for the nationally recognised qualification:
This training program has been grouped into a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience. The short courses are:
HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your career goals, current skills and experience.
All participants will be required to undertake and pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment.
This qualification could take you between 6-12 months to complete, depending on how it has been scheduled in your region. You will need to commit to 22 days of face-to-face learning time for this training.
Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research and assessments.
Access to resources is required for this course and may include various current industry-specific codes and standards. If you don’t already have access or own these resources, the approximate cost is $960 to purchase them all (correct at time of publishing). HIA Training Services staff can provide you with a list of these resources and their indicative cost.
HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience. The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.
The elective units [E] listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) - CPC40308
To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:
15 nationally recognised units of competency - 8 core units [C] and 7 elective units [E]
|HIA Short courses||Unit of competency||Minimum face-to-face duration*|
|Interpreting Plans and Specifications||Read and interpret plans and specifications [C] - CPCCBC4012B||7 hours|
|Residential Building Codes||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C] - CPCCBC4001A||21 hours|
|Building Structures||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4010B
Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4011B
|Working with Others||Deliver and monitor a service to customers [E] - BSBCUS301
Lead effective workplace relationships [E] - BSBLDR402
Lead team effectiveness [E] - BSBLDR403
|Building Contracts||Select and prepare a construction contract [E] - CPCCBC4003A
Administer a construction contract [E] - CPCCBC4016A
|Apply Risk Management||Apply risk management techniques [C] - BSBPMG407A||7 hours|
|Estimating and Tendering||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [C] - CPCCBC4004A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [C] - CPCCBC4013A
|Preparing Specifications||Prepare specifications for all construction works [E] - CPCCBC4015A||7 hours|
|Planning Building Work||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects [E] - CPCCBC4006B
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering [C] - CPCCBC4005A
* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.
Estimators, or those wishing to progress into this role, who are currently working in the low rise residential sector of the building industry.
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