Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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Course Code CPC40110
Course Title Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration 1 Year for Non-Traineeship, 2 Years for Traineeship, 1 Year
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee

Course Overview

CPC40110 Certificate IV Building & Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of the building professional who coordinates the construction of a building, taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client. The building professional may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the state or territory.

Course Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Site Demonstration/Presentation in classroom
  • Questioning / Written assessment task
  • Research assignment / Project / Portfolio
  • Role Play/Case Study

Units of Competency

The CPC40110 Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) requires 16 units of competency.

Core Units

BSBSMB406A – Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4001A – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4002A – Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4003A – Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005A – Produce labour and material schedules for ordering.
CPCCBC4006B – Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects.
CPCCBC4007A – Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008B – Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009B – Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010B – Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions.
CPCCBC4011B – Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B – Read and interpret plans and specifications

Elective Units

CPCCBC4024A – Resolves business disputes
CPCCBC4020A – Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4021A- Minimise waste on the building and construction site

Credit Transfer and RPL offered for the eligible learners.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However students are expected to satisfy the TMG admission requirements.

Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 4) are desirable to participate in the course



The following further education pathway is available to learners who complete this qualification:
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Your Career

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Site Manager


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
 $80.00  $16.00  $8,800.00


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* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment