CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)

Develop your career as an estimator or scheduler in the building and construction industry with this advanced course. You will gain skills in tendering, planning, quantity surveying, and scheduling construction technology.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in construction management roles has been growing very strongly and is likely to see strong growth in the future. It is anticipated there will be around 54,000 job openings in this area over the next five years, ensuring your skills will be in high demand.

In this course you will learn how to prepare cost estimates, audit project costs, and administer contracts. Gain skills in planning project timetables and material ordering schedules, and learn how to adapt project schedules to delays or unforeseen circumstances. You will also gain knowledge of building codes, standards, and structural principles relating to low-rise residential and commercial buildings.

Completion of this course will give you the skills and confidence to manage complex costing and planning tasks as a building estimator or building scheduler.

Study mode

Online / On Campus

Course duration

12 months


157 Norris Road, Bracken Ridge Queensland 4017

247 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge Queensland 4110


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Construction Supervisor$1,150 weekly pay
Building Estimator$1,440 weekly pay
Site Foreman$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Building Contractor$1,550 weekly pay
Construction Manager$1,550 weekly pay
Construction Project Manager$1,550 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating). The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment options

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About this provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275