INTERNATIONAL

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)

CRICOS Code: 071800B
National Code: CPC40308

Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction field. An estimator is the person who measures and costs the amount of material, labor, plant and equipment needed to complete a job. The estimator will also negotiate with sub-contractors on costs as well as produce material schedules for ordering a delivery.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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52 weeks
2
40 weeks
  • These course fees are for international students only.

    Duration
    Tuition Fees
    Incidental Fees
    Semester 1
    AUD $6850
    -
    Semester 2
    AUD $6850
    -
    Fee Totals
    AUD $13700
    -
    Total Course Cost
    AUD $13700

    * No additional fees are payable e.g. Training Materials, Books etc.

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Students Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects 40
    Apply risk management techniques 40
    Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions 80
    Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions 160
    Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60
    Prepare and evaluate tender documentation 20
    Produce labour and material schedules for ordering 40
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildings 36
    Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures 40
    Plan building or construction work 40
    Prepare simple building sketches and drawings 40
    Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software 40
    Select and prepare a construction contract 40
    Work safely in the construction industry 6
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    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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