Certificate in Building Renovation

Learn to renovate parts of buildings, or whole buildings - small or large. Understand how to buy, plan, budget, renovate and sell for a profit.

Course CodeVSS013
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours

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Learn to renovate parts of buildings, or whole buildings - small or large. Understand how to buy, plan, budget, renovate and sell for a profit.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Building Renovation.
 Building Renovation BSS104
 Carpentry BSS100
 Masonry (Brick, Stone and Concrete Work) BSS101
 Painting and Decorating VSS201
 Project Management BBS201
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 2 modules.
 Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
 Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens BHT242

Note that each module in the Certificate in Building Renovation is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Some people make a career out of renovating buildings.

Others renovate to improve the functionality or financial value of their property.

This course will greatly deepen your understanding of trade skills both inside and outside of a building, as well as planning and management skills needed to undertake and carry out property improvements within budget. Graduates will improve their capacity to work across a wide range of situations, from managing projects to property management.

This is a great foundation course for anyone wanting to work or invest in the construction industry or in building trades. You may use it to broaden and enhance skills and knowledge you already have; or it may be used as an entry point into this industry


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