Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings (CPPCMN4008)


This nationally accredited on line unit is a core unit in the “Certificate IV in Strata Community management” qualification.

This course specifies the outcomes required to read and extract information from different types of plans, building drawings and specifications for residential buildings.

It supports workers in the property industry who are required to read and extract routine information from a variety of plans and drawings associated with residential buildings.

Course content

The course covers the following topics:
• identify and review plans and drawings,
• check amendments to plans and drawings,
• identify symbols, terms, abbreviations and shading
used in plans and drawings,
• locate and identify key features on a site plan and
• extract data from plans, drawings and specifications.

Ideal for

Strata professionals and those who wish to move into the strata community discipline.

Important Information

Once you have registered and paid for your course through the RMIT Short Courses website, there will be an additional enrolment step. This is because you will be studying a nationally endorsed unit(s) of competency. You will be contacted shortly by our Administration team regarding the next step for online enrolment into an accredited unit(s).
When the Administration team contacts you, they will ask for your DOB and Citizenship to set you up in our RMIT University recording system. You will then be sent instructions on how to complete the online enrolment for a unit of competency, which is relatively simple, but if you have issues the Administration team will be very happy to assist.

Unique Student Identifier
All learners undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) issued by the Australian Government.
If you do not have a USI you will need to go and create one.

More information


At the conclusion of this on line course, participants should be able to:
• identify different types of plans and drawings for residential buildings and their functions,
• read and interpret plans, drawings and specifications for each residential building, including identifying key features, levels, contours, sections, service entry points, and site features,
• check amendments to plans and drawings for each residential building,
• identify symbols, terms and abbreviations used in the plans and drawings.

Materials supplied

This unit is offered on line; participants can study at their own pace and time.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


Participants who successful complete the assessments will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for CPPCMN4008A.

Additional notes


Printable course flyer

Available course dates

Monday 03 June 2019

  • Code S174018
  • Start date 03.06.19
  • End date 03.06.19
  • Hours 12
  • Campus On line
  • Fee $370.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Mon 03.06.19 Self-paced 12:00pm 12.00

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