Certificate IV in Building and Construction


About the Qualification – CPC40120

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.

Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand

The qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

NB  : Builder and Site Supervisor licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.

Packaging Rules – 19 Units consisting of 11 Core and 8 Electives 

Core Units – All Core units must be completed and cannot be changed.

  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
  • Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace.
  • Plan building or construction work
  • Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

Elective Units

Group A – Building

  • Apply project quality management techniques.
  • Select, prepare and administer 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 building and construction projects.
  • Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings.

Group B – Site Manager

  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation.
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project.

How Can I Study 

  • Theory – either at your workplace or via teams
  • Prcatical – at your workplace


  • Full Course Fee – $8995.00
  • RPL & Gap train Fee –   $4495.00
  • Per unit – $475
  • For 3 units – $1290

Payment Options may be available for this

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    Variation Title Price Quantity
    Full Course Fee $ 8995.00
    RPL & Gap train Fee $ 4495.00
    Per unit $ 475
    For 3 units $ 1290

    Additional information


    Full Course Fee, RPL & Gap train Fee, Per unit, For 3 units


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