Cert IV in Building Construction - CPC40120

Cert IV in Building Construction

Course code: 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 specialized skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.


  • Basic computer skills
  • English Proficiency level for the training course reading, writing and comprehension skills
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Minimum 18 years of age


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Online Enrolment


  • Online
  • Classroom
  • Simulated work environment
  • Distance
  • Duration 52 weeks


The qualification offers a maximum period of 52 weeks (including 4 weeks holiday) from the date of commencement in which to complete their studies and submit all work for assessment. Students will attend face-to-face 2 x days per week 9 am-5 pm. This includes training and assessment. In addition, students are required to complete up to a maximum of 5 hours per week independent, unsupervised activities.


Candidates must provide evidence of currency and experience by working in a management role for a minimum of 12 months within the past 18 months. A letter on company letterhead from current/past employer(s) verifying this is required.


RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) means an assessment process that assesses the competency(s) of an individual that they may have been acquired through formal, non-formal, and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package.


Total number of units = 19 (11 core units plus 8 elective units)
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 BuildingsCPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplaceBSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction workCPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projectsCPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projectsCPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4010Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructionsCPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specificationCPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawingsCPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projectsCPCCBC4017Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
CPCCBC4021Minimize waste on the building and construction site