Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4274 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


1. Read and interpret plans and specifications.

2. Identify and calculate labour costs.

3. Identify and establish physical resource requirements.

4. Develop estimated project costs.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.Students will be asked to personally demonstrate to the teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals. 

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Assessment 1


Assessment 2

Part A/Part B

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2 Part AAssessment 2 Part B
2.1 X
2.2 X
2.3 X
3.1 X
3.2 X
3.3 XX
3.4  X 
3.5 X X
4.1 XX
4.2  XX
4.3  XX