This qualification provides an outcome in trade contracting for swimming pool and spa construction.
Occupational titles may include:
Swimming pool and spa builder.
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common supervision and planning skills for the construction industry, as well as elective units common to a range of Certificate IV in Building and Construction qualifications.
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.
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. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Additional units of competency may be required to meet registration requirements in various States and Territories.

COURSE PRICE: $2500

DURATION: 52 WEEKS

COURSE UNITS:

Swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance (construction)
(a) successful completion of the following units of competency from Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and
Spa Building CPC40808 —
(i) Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4002A;
(ii) Select and prepare a construction contract CPCCBC4003A;
(iii) Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects CPCCBC4004A;
(iv) Produce labour and material schedules for ordering CPCCBC4005A;
(v) Plan building or construction work CPCCBC4007A;
(vi) Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects CPCCBC4008B;
(vii)Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects CPCCBC4009B;
(viii) Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCBC4012B;
(ix) Prepare simple building sketches and drawings CPCCBC4014A;
(x) Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4018A;
(xi) Resolve business disputes CPCCBC4024A;
(xii)Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting CPCCBC4034A;
(xiii) Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for swimming pools and
spas CPCCBC4048A;
(xiv) Apply structural principles to construction of swimming pools and spas CPCCBC4049A;
(xv)Select, procure and store construction materials for swimming pools and spa projects
CPCCBC4050A;
(xvi) Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001;
(xvii) Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301;
(xviii) Manage small business finances BSBSMB421;
(b) successful completion of a course or units of competency of a course the commission considers is at
least equivalent to the units of competency mentioned in paragraph (a);
Swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance (installation)
(a) successful completion of the following units of competency from Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and
Spa Building CPC40808 —
(i) Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4002A;
(ii) Select and prepare a construction contract CPCCBC4003A;
(iii) Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects CPCCBC4004A;
(iv) Produce labour and material schedules for ordering CPCCBC4005A;
(v) Plan building or construction work CPCCBC4007A;
(vi) Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects CPCCBC4008B;
(vii)Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects CPCCBC4009B;
(viii) Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCBC4012B;
(ix) Prepare simple building sketches and drawings CPCCBC4014A;
(x) Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4018A;
(xi) Resolve business disputes CPCCBC4024A;
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(xii)Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting CPCCBC4034A;
(xiii) Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for swimming pools and
spas CPCCBC4048A;
(xiv) Apply structural principles to construction of swimming pools and spas CPCCBC4049A;
(xv)Select, procure and store construction materials for swimming pools and spa projects
CPCCBC4050A;
(xvi) Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001;
(xvii) Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301;
(xviii) Manage small business finances BSBSMB421;
(b) successful completion of a course or units of competency of a course the commission considers is at
least equivalent to the units of competency mentioned in paragraph (a)
Swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance (maintenance and accessories)
(a) successful completion of the following units of competency from Certificate III in Swimming Pool and
Spa Service CPP31218 –
(i) Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301;
(ii) Complete client documentation CPPCMN3005;
(iii) Maintain workplace safety in the property industry CPPDSM3009;
(iv) Handle, transport and store swimming pool and spa chemicals safely CPPSPS3001;
(v) Perform basic swimming pool and spa measurements and calculations CPPSPS3002;
(vi) Maintain swimming pools and spas CPPSPS3003;
(vii) Maintain swimming pool and spa water circulation and filtration systems CPPSPS3004;
(viii) Maintain swimming pool and spa dosing systems CPPSPS3005;
(ix) Maintain swimming pool and spa cleaning and vacuuming systems CPPSPS3006;
(x) Work in the swimming pool and spa servicing industry CPPSPS3008;
(xi) Test pool water quality SISCAQU001;
(xii)Develop and implement pool water maintenance procedures SISCAQU004;
(xiii) Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A;
(xiv) Maintain swimming pool and spa heating systems CPPSPS3007;
(xv) Maintain swimming pool and spa stock CPPSPS3009;
(xvi) Sell swimming pool and spa products and services CPPSPS3010;
(xvii) Use and maintain business technology related to swimming pool and spa servicing
CPPSPS3011;
(xviii) Access and apply information from swimming pool and spa technicial manuals
CPPSPS3012;
(b) Successful completion of a course or units of competency of a course the commission considers is at
least equivalent to the units of competency mentioned in paragraph (a).

This course does have RPL available but is subject to our trainer assessing your competence and the evidence provided for RPL to be applicable.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning, also known as RPL, is the recognition given to the knowledge and skills a student has acquired through work experience, education, training, and life experiences.
The Recognition of Prior Learning process involves matching the student’s knowledge and skills to the learning outcomes of nationally recognised courses to determine if the student should be given credit for specific modules.

What are the benefits of RPL?

You can gain your qualification in a reduced amount of time; dependent on how much knowledge and skills already held.
Any credit given to you through the Recognition of Prior Learning process can be recognised by employers to assist with your career progression; and Complete via RPL units / qualifications required for trade contractor’s license.

STEPS IN THE RPL PROCESS

Step 1 – Provide information of your skills and experience
Complete the application forms and provide as much information of your previous experience in the construction industry as you can. This is your first opportunity (and not the last) to provide proof of your variety of experience in the industry. Here you can supply examples of your work history which could include:

General employment documents
Brief CV or work history
Position descriptions
Certificates/results of assessment
Details of in-house courses, workshops, seminars, orientation or induction sessions
References/letters from previous employers/supervisors
Workplace documents
Any licence
Brief CV or work history
Certificates/results of assessment
Indentures/trade papers
Certificates/results of assessment – interstate/overseas
Certificates/results of assessment – universities
Tickets held eg forklift, crane, etc.
Photographs of work undertaken
Diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books
Site training records
Site competencies held record
Membership of relevant professional associations
Hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
References/letters from previous employers/supervisors
Industry awards

Any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience
Depending on the industry you have worked in, you may or may not have documentary evidence available. This should not deter you from seeking RPL as the Assessor will work with you during the RPL process.

You will also need to supply contact details of one or two work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

Step 2 – Conversation with Assessor

An assessor will review the information you have provided (usually with you) and begin to match up your skills to the units/subjects in the qualification. At this point, you will have the opportunity to discuss and identify your previous experience with the assessor who will understand your industry experience and conduct a competency conversation with you. You will be required to answer construction industry related questions to identify your current skills.

Step 3 – Practical demonstration of your skills

The assessor will conduct a practical skills test at your workplace (if appropriate) or at another suitable venue. This, again, is an opportunity to demonstrate your level of competence. This assessment will be focussed on skills that are required in the qualification. Your assessor will identify the skills that he/she will want you to demonstrate.
Further steps

After the assessment, your assessor will give you information about the skills that have been recognised and whether you have gained the full qualification. If you do have skill gaps, these may be addressed through flexible training.

Why do I need to do a Cert IV in Pool Construction, doesn’t Cert IV in Building and Construction cover me for building pools?

Yes you can build pools with your Cert IV in Building and Construction but what you can’t do is anything around the pool i.e. a pool fence or landscaping and tiling.

This is where your pool license would be needed.

Here’s the scope of work:

  • Earthworks and drainage for the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Place and fix reinforcement for the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Construct formwork for concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Place and finish concrete or other materials to provide a shape or form for concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Ancillary pipework including general filtration, sanitation, water chemistry, solar heating and basic hydraulics for concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Landscaping works associated with the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas, including pool fencing and paving
  • Ceramic tiling, painting, coping and internal finishes associated with the construction of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Prepare plans and specifications for concrete swimming pools and spas that are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally
  • Maintenance and general repair of concrete swimming pools and spas
  • Install pool accessories, including, for example, pool heating systems
  • Earthworks and drainage for the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Install prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Ancillary pipework for prefabricated and fibreglass pools and spas including general filtration, sanitation, water chemistry, solar heating and basic hydraulics
  • Place and finish bedding sand or other suitable materials for prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas, including packing, filling and levelling
  • Place and fix formwork, reinforcement and concrete for the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Landscaping works associated with the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas, including pool fencing and paving
  • Install coping and tiling associated with the installation of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Prepare plans and specifications for prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally
  • Maintenance and general repair of prefabricated and fibreglass swimming pools and spas
  • Install pool accessories, including, for example, pool heating systems
  • Non-structural maintenance and general repair of swimming pools and spas
  • Install pool accessories, including, for example, pool heating systems
  • Landscaping works associated with the maintenance and general repair of swimming pools and spas, including pool fencing and paving
  • Incidental work of another class