Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Code - CPC40110

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

In this course learners will learn on how to plan building construction work, apply structural principles and supervise on-site construction including how to apply building codes, and meet standards and legal requirements to maintain industry quality.

Learners will also gain business skills such as how to manage contracts and small business finances. Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for a Builder – Low Rise licence and set you up to successfully manage a residential building business.

This qualification is designed to respond to the needs of builders and managers of SMEs.
The building authority may also be the properly licenced person responsible in the State or Territory by the respective building licencing authority. Builder permits vary from one Member State to another, and additional conditions may be required for the achievement of that credential.
Titles may include:
• Builder & Construction Manager

• 18 years old and above at the time of enrolment
• Pre-training review
• LLN test

For Qualification by RPL the candidate MUST provide the following required documents:
1. 100 points ID
2. Unique Student Identifier – USI number
3. Resume (Relevant Industry)
4. Reference Letter (Relevant Industry)
5. Payslip
6. Work site Photos & Videos evidences

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved in 16 units of competency made up of 13 core units of competency and 3 elective units.
Units forwarded in Email.

Core Units:


Manage small business finances


Apply building codes and standards to the construction

process for low rise building projects


Manage occupational health and safety in the building

and construction workplace


Select and prepare a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and

construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Select, procure and store construction materials for low

rise projects


Plan building or construction work


Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction



Apply structural principles to residential low rise



Apply structural principles to commercial low rise



Read and interpret plans and specifications

Elective Units:


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Resolve business disputes

Assessment methods may include:
• Demonstration/Presentation/ On-Site observation
• Questioning / Written assessment task
• Research assignment / Project / Portfolio
• Role Play/Case Study

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Please contact us directly to discuss your options.

Please contact us directly to discuss your options.