Certificate IV in Building and Construction - Estimating

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA) - English Language

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is designed to meet the needs of estimators and schedulers in the building and construction field.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: Tonsley
Institution CRICOS: 00092B


  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low-rise building projects
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • plus more. Electives: Select and prepare a construction contract
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Administer a construction contract
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
  • plus more.

The English Language Centre at TAFE SA Adelaide City offers intensive courses for students seeking to: improve general English language skills for work and life; develop English language and study skills for TAFE SA or university studies; prepare for an IELTS test.

Why choose TAFE SA English Learning Centre?

  • Small classes and personalised attention
  • Only government-owned English Language Centre in South Australia
  • Intensive teaching with quality resources and facilities
  • Clear pathways to universities in Adelaide
  • Affordable fees
  • Flexible start times and program durations from five to 40 weeks
  • Free conversational English classes
  • Accessible, central CBD location.

TAFE SA provides you with a range of support services, both before and after you arrive in South Australia. Once you have enrolled in your course, we offer information on airport pickups, accommodation and orientation.  

Once you have arrived in Adelaide you will receive a comprehensive orientation by the International office, as well as English Language support and counselling if you need it. 

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Pre-departure and orientation
  • English language support
  • Counselling

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