Course Title: Estimate and cost work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4308 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Title: Estimate and cost work

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, labour and time requirements and to establish costs for provision of services or products. The unit covers the gaining of information, the estimation of materials, labour and time, the calculation of costs and the associated documentation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM4002A Estimate and cost work


1. Gather information.

2. Estimate materials, labour and time.

3. Calculate costs.

4. Document and verify details.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.