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CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Building & Construction

Course Description

The Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry and who aim to be builders and managers of small to medium-sized building projects.

This nationally recognised qualification will increase your knowledge and skills in the Residential Building Industry.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

19 units of competency:

11 core units of competency

8 elective units of competency.

11 Core Units of Competency 8 Elective Units of Competency
CPCCBC4001 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings

CPCCBC4002 – Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4007 – Plan building or construction work

CPCCBC4008 – Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009 – Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010* – Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

CPCCBC4012 – Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4014 – Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4018 – Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4021 – Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4053 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

BSBPMG422 – Apply project quality management techniques

CPCSUS4002 – Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

CPCCBC4003 – Select, prepare and administer a construction contract

CPCCBC4004 – Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4005 – Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4006 – Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4024 – Resolve business disputes

BSBESB407 – Manage finances for new business ventures


Course Duration & Mode of Delivery

CTC offers this qualification by either RPL or by Training and assessment.

Enrolment is valid for two years.

Typically, RPL’s take 3 months but can be longer.  Those undertaking a training and assessment program typically take 12 months to complete the course.


Both pathways make use of our Online Learning Management system as a source of documentation.

Both RPL and Training and Assessment require face to face interaction, with training and assessment requiring two days of face to face classroom attendance per week.

Participants must be working in the industry and have the support of their employer.

Commencement Date

Please contact our office to obtain our course commencement dates.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition is available to all learners of the RTO. An application for Recognition can be made on the Application for Recognition Form.

Refund Policy and Deferments/p>

Please refer to our Student Handbook for full details

Study Pathways

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Learners who successfully complete this qualification may also pathway into further study options including, but not limited to:

  • CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Any other relevant qualification

Employment Opportunities

This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in construction roles in businesses and other industries requiring building and construction qualification

Entry Requirements

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an existing worker in a building supervision role
  • have the support of their supervisor and employer
  • hold a minimum of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)
  • able to commit to the course duration and time commitment
  • Have already attained a “Whitecard”
  • Satisfactorily completed our Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  • Have a completed workplace support agreement, which confirms the resources required for training and assessment will be made available to the student.

Additional Requirements

Students will need to have an internet capable laptop.

RPL Students will need this to access and potentially submit their RPL evidence

Training and Assessment Students will need this to access the learning and assessment material both in class and at home.

Course Fee:

Contact our office for the current course fees for RPL and Training and Assessment.

Contact Details

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