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CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to meet the needs of builders and managers working within the building and construction industry.

This course has been developed in consultation with industry experts and covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate the overall construction of low-rise buildings.

Your employees will learn how to plan and supervise construction projects, prepare costs and schedules for contracts, and select contractors. Completion of this qualification will also allow employees to confidently negotiate and communicate with engineers, builders, subcontractors and suppliers within the low rise residential and commercial building sectors.

The value of workplace training

Source: Training Industry


of employees undertaking training and development will likely stay for at least 3 years


increase in employee engagement is linked to a 3% increase in revenue

Course details

Duration12 - 24 months
IntakesStart any time for your business
DeliveryWorkplace, face-to-face learning
Course FeeFee if funded (new worker): $2,360
Fee for service: $6,000
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, the learner must be employed in the building and construction industry and have the support of their supervisor.

Units of Competency

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Unit Title


Select and prepare a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Read and Interpret plans and Specifications


Prepare specifications for all construction works


Undertake project work


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects


Produce labor and material schedules for ordering


Apply structural principals to residential low rise constructions


Apply structural principals to commercial low rise constructions


Apply project risk management techniques


Manage small business finances


Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects


Plan building or construction work


Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

Government Incentives

There are a number of government incentives available for eligible employees. The Australian Apprenticeship Incentive Program is a federal government initiative providing incentives to employers of eligible trainees. There may also be additional incentives available such as payroll tax exemptions, Workers Compensation exemptions and reductions, Construction Training Fund rebates, just to name a few. Contact us to establish if your organisation is eligible for theses incentives.


The tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Government fees increase at the start of each year.

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Assessment Methods

Assessment will include questions to confirm underpinning knowledge as well as a combination of practical assessment tasks, observation of performance, case studies, scenarios and workplace projects. 

Additional Requirements

You will be required to undertake self-study with the material provided to you and carry out necessary research in your own time.

Qualification Pathways

After completing the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), you may decide to further your training with a CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

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