Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCBC4004A, 'Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Read and interpret plans and specifications.

1.1. Appropriate plans and drawings are correctly identified.

1.2. Project plans and specifications are read and understood.

1.3. Levels, heights, gradients and other measurements are interpreted.

1.4. Measurements are made and quantities identified from plans and specifications that conform to standard industry practice.

2. Identify and calculate labour costs.

2.1. Types and numbers of appropriate on-site personnel are identified and the time required on site is estimated.

2.2. Labour hours for non-contract elements of on-site work are calculated.

2.3. Costs or rates for required on-site work are calculated.

3. Identify and establish physical resource requirements.

3.1. Physical resource requirements are identified.

3.2. Lists of materials are produced and quantities calculated.

3.3. Quantities are established against project or standard construction contracts.

3.4. Supplier prices for materials and consumables are obtained.

3.5. Plant or equipment requirements are identified and costed.

4. Develop estimated project costs.

4.1. Appropriate labour rates and material costs are selected and applied.

4.2. Estimates of unit costs are determined and applied as appropriate.

4.3. Costs to the project of WorkCover, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, seeking approvals, waste management site fees and other statutory or additional costs are identified and applied.

4.4. Company overhead recovery and margins are applied.

4.5. Completed estimated project costs are calculated for inclusion in a tender or bill.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40308 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
  • CPC40708 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Trade Contracting)
  • CPC40808 - Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building
  • CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC40611 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • FPI40310 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • FPI40410 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design

And the skillsets: