What is a USI?

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The Unique Student Identifier or USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that:

Creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations

Can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere.

Will give you access to your training records and transcripts.

Is free and easy to create.

Stays with you for life.

The USI is linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection. This means an individual’s nationally recognised training and qualifications gained anywhere in Australia, from different training organisations, will be kept all together.

More Info On The USI

Creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations. In addition, it will give you access to your training records and transcripts.

Can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere. A USI is also completely free and easy to create which also stays with you for life like your TFN.

The USI is linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection, and this means an individual’s nationally recognised training and qualifications gained anywhere in Australia, from different training organisations, will be kept all together.

USI

From 1 January 2015, it is a federal government requirement that every student will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain their Statement of Attainment or qualification from their RTO when undertaking nationally recognised study and training in Australia. This unique number is required for any student who has already started a nationally recognised course in Australia, and will continue studying after 1 January 2015. A USI gives students access to an online USI account, which will keep all of their training records together in one location.

 

Prior To Enrolment

Students will need to read the USI Privacy Notice and provide their USI and/or apply for a USI if they don’t already have one yet prior to enrolment. AvanteEducation does not issue qualifications and/or statement of attainments unless it has obtained a valid USI from each student. For further assistance please call the USI hotline on 1300 857 536 or send request via USI website’s Contact Us section.

 

 

 

 

Who Needs A USI & Why?

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

Your USI will give you access to an online record of the training you have done since 1 January 2015. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.

Students will need to read the USI Privacy Notice and provide their USI and/or apply for a USI if they don’t already have one yet prior to enrolment Avante Education does not issue qualifications and/or statement of attainments unless it has obtained a valid USI from each student.

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Course Fees

Victorian and Commonwealth government funding is available for eligible individuals. For more information on eligibility requirements, please view our course fees for the most up to date information, or contact us.

Award of Qualification

To achieve an award of CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), a total of 16 units must be completed. This includes all thirteen (13) Core Units and three (3) Elective Units.

Program Duration

With 6-­12 months Industry experience:
Induction and Introduction to Course (4 hour)

  1. Building Regulations (3 wks)
  2. Project Scope and Plan (7 wks)
  3. Quantities, Estimating and Tendering (3 wks)
  4. Construction Project Management (2 wks)
  5. Contracts and Financial Management (3 wks)
  6. Best Practices – Integrated Quality, Risk, WHS & Compliance (5 wks)
  7. Sustainability & Environmental Management (1 wk)

OR

Up to 12 months with no Industry experience:
Induction and Introduction to Course (4 hours)

  1. Building Regulations (3 wks)
  2. Project Scope and Plan (7 wks)
  3. Quantities, Estimating and Tendering (3 wks)
  4. Construction Project Management (2 wks)
  5. Contracts and Financial Management (3 wks)
  6. Best Practices – Integrated Quality, Risk, WHS & Compliance (5 wks)
  7. Sustainability & Environmental Management (1 wk)

Mentor Session 1
(1 month after Tutorial 7)
Mentor Session 2
(3 months after Tutorial 7)
8 Final Tutorial
(6 months after Tutorial 7)

 

Career & Study Pathways

Discover how our courses can help you move from a certificate through to a PhD. Refer to our Career & Study Pathways section for more information.

 

Course Structure

Overview

To achieve a CPC40110 ­ Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), a total of 16 units must be completed. This includes all thirteen (13) Core Units and three (3) Elective Units.

Core Units

CPCCBC4001A – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4003A – Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010B – Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4002A – Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4005A – Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006B – Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4007A – Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008B – Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009B – Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4012B – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4011B – Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

Possible Elective Units

CPCCBC4020A – Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4024A – Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4013A – Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

Student Support Services

Avante Education Trainers and Assessors are able to provide assistance to students who require LLN Support, other student support services include;
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Pathway Counselling
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Presentation Skills
  • Employability Skills Training
  • Image Consultant – Personal Stylist
  • auss-one Soft Skills Library
  • auss-one Technical Skills Library
  • Student Crisis Support Fund
  • 1 to 1 Course Progress Mentoring
 
 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The competencies of this qualification may be attained through the process of RPL. Please refer to the RPL section for more information and how to apply.

 

Credit Transfer

Avante Education has a policy to acknowledge formal Statements of Attainment issued by another Registered Training organisation. For more information please refer to the credit transfer section for more information on how to apply.

Assessment Methods

  • Written activities
  • Case Study
  • Practical Observation
  • Verbal
  • Role Play
  • Questions & Answers
  • Portfolio

Delivery Methods

  • Classroom (face2face) tutorials
  • Quizzes
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Active Summaries
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Self­-Paced Learning and Hands-­On Mentoring

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable adjustments to assessment methods may be made according to each learners individual circumstance, these will be discussed prior to enrolment.

Delivery Locations

Please refer to our delivery locations section for current intake dates and delivery locations.

Admission Requirements & Prerequisite

This qualification ‘CPC40110 ­ Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)’ has no formal prerequisites for entry and is open to anyone interested in pursuing or enhancing a career in the Building Industry.
Prospective learners will be required to go through a formal face to face Interview with one of our qualified Trainers and Assessors to establish whether the desired course is the correct qualification for their career path/job prospects. Learners are required to undertake an LLN assessment prior to commencing training.Our services are also in line with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.

Career Opportunities

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Production
  • Supervisor
  • Plan and supervise
  • construction work
  • Prepare, cost and schedule a contract
  • Professional knowledge and skills required to achieving a licensing or registration outcome

You will be eligible for work in diverse range of roles in the building and construction industry.

Course Information

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

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