Certificate IV in Building and Construction - Estimating
Victoria University (VU)
Victoria University (VU)
In 2016, Victoria University (VU) will celebrate 100 years of providing outstanding educational opportunities to local, national and international students.
Although established as a university in 1990, VU’s predecessor institutions date back to 1916. Today, it is one of the largest and most culturally diverse universities in Australia, offering courses to more than 44,000 domestic and international students studying a wide range of vocational (TAFE) and higher education courses.
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An apprenticeship contract is strongly recommended.
This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction field.
Subjects you can Study
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects; Produce labour and material schedules for ordering; Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions; Prepare and evaluate tender documentation; plus more. Electives: Select and prepare a construction contract; Prepare simple building sketches and drawings; Administer a construction contract; Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures; Resolve business disputes; Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices; Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk; plus more.RTO code: Uni; 3113
Certificate IVCourse code: CPC40308
- Part-time internal = 3 years
15 units: 8 core; 7 elective
An apprenticeship contract is strongly recommended.
Life after Study
About Victoria University (VU)
Victoria University (VU) believes university is for everyone. It is renowned for empowering a diverse community of students to grow their capabilities and transform their lives. It is one of only a few Australian universities that offer both higher education and vocational training, allowing it to offer flexible pathways, linking courses within and between vocational education (TAFE) and higher education.
VU’s course pathways and flexible entry programs make access to tertiary education within reach to almost everyone. Courses include certificates, diplomas, bachelors, graduate certificates and diplomas, masters and PhDs.
VU has six campuses across Melbourne’s west and three in Melbourne’s CBD, plus a small campus in Sydney. It also offers courses at partner institutions throughout Asia. Some 90,000 VU alumni now reside and work in more than 140 countries.
VU’s collaboration with a broad network of industry and business partners provides outstanding opportunities for student workplace learning . Among its key partners are the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Western Health, City West Water, LinFox, the Australian Institute of Sport, CSIRO, Tourism Victoria and the World Health Organisation.
It is also a recognised leader in sport education , with a growing national and international reputation in teaching and undertaking research in sport, exercise science and active living.
VU provides comprehensive academic, career and financial support to its students. Its range of scholarship programs include Achievement Scholarships, offered to each of the almost 50 secondary schools in Melbourne’s west, and the new Chancellor’s Scholars Program, for commencing students who achieve an ATAR of least 90. Access Scholarships are available for students with financial need.
College of Arts – offers a wide range of courses and conducts world-class research in cultural studies, communication, community development, creative arts and industries, psychology, social science, social work and youth work. Students have access to modern facilities, including computer labs with the latest software technologies and creative learning spaces.
College of Business – has extensive networks with international partners, employers and alumni, making it one of the largest and most progressive business schools in Australia. It has an international reputation for research excellence through its associated centres: the Centre for Tourism and Services Research and the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies. Its MBA was ranked the top in Australia by CEO Magazine in 2014.
College of Education – emphasises on-the-job experience in teacher education and youth work through partnerships with schools, community organisations and industry, especially in Melbourne’s west. VU is one of the few Australian universities to offer a Prep to Year 12 Bachelor of Education, which allows graduates to teach at any school level. VU’s educational research is conducted through its Work-based Education Research Centre and the Victoria Institute.
College of Engineering and Science – offers architectural, building, civil, mechanical, electrical and sports engineering, as well as courses in information technology, building surveying and science. Many programs contain a team-based Problem-Based-Learning approach that uses real-life problems for teaching and learning.
College of Health and Biomedicine – provides hands-on learning, teaching and research in nursing and midwifery, dermal therapies, osteopathy, beauty therapy, nutrition and paramedics. Learning in simulation labs, training clinics and salons is an important and compulsory part of most courses.
College of Law and Justice – provides education designed in consultation with legal professionals in all aspects of the law. The Victoria Law School operates from the City Queen Campus in the heart of Melbourne’s legal district. Second- and third-year students can participate in real cases at the Melbourne, Sunshine and Werribee Magistrates’ Courts.
College of Sport and Exercise Science – offers courses in all aspects of sport, physical education, recreation management, coaching and exercise science. Courses are based mainly at Footscray Park, home of the university’s new state-of-the-art sport and learning precinct, as well as its internationally renowned Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL).
Victoria University Institute of Technology — delivers VU’s vocational education and training (TAFE) courses. These include apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships, skills recognition and other certificate and diploma courses tailored to meet current and future workforce needs. Course areas include trades, hair and beauty, health, sport, community services, transition education and service industries. Many of these courses provide pathway opportunities for students wishing to move into higher education programs.
For Victoria University course information:
03 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI
Pathway to success
Andrew Hinton’s Victoria University study pathway from vocational education into higher education enabled him to get credits to fast-track his IT degree.
When Andrew, from Melbourne’s western suburb of Newport, graduated from VU’s Diploma of Information Technology in 2011, he was given a full year’s credit when he enrolled in the two-year Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security). Then — because of his previous IT studies — when he enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Systems Computing), he was given 18 months’ credit towards the degree, meaning he only had to complete 18 months of further study to complete his degree.
While at VU, Andrew was hired part time by VU’s IT Support under the university’s Students as Staff program. Apart from giving him an income while studying, it gave him great exposure to the IT industry before he graduated. He was also a member of the VU student IT team, who took part in Cisco’s Netriders International Skills competition. The team came fourth out of more than 30 student teams from universities across Australia and New Zealand.
Andrew, now 28 years old, is currently employed as an infrastructure engineer at Telstra.
‘By taking a Victoria University pathway from vocational education into higher education I was able to get credit and fast-track my degree.
My VU courses also made me workforce ready. I have been able to apply everything I learned at VU in my roles at Telstra, from security to networking and now infrastructure engineering. The vendor technologies taught at VU are industry current, and the exposure has given me a head start.’
Andrew’s VU education is a great example of how VU pathways can enable a student, regardless of their ATAR score, to achieve their study goals and embark on a great career.
Andrew Hinton — Infrastructure Engineer, Telstra Corporation
VU Diploma of Information Technology (2011)
VU Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) (2012)
VU Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Systems Computing) (2014)