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Building and Construction (Building)

CPC40110 Certificate IV IN Building and Construction (Building)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. (Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attain this licence may be required.)

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction manager

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry plus elective units.  A total of 16 units is required.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Builder licencing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this licence may be required.  Please check with your local regulatory body.

Course Duration

It is anticipated this course will take 6 months to complete, however the duration may extend up to 12 months.  Levels of experience and any additional prior qualifications in a relevant industry may also affect time frames.

Delivery Options

This course is offered via the following methods in various locations across South-East Queensland:

Flexible Delivery:

  • Self paced online learning (suggested 8 hours a week)
  • Trainer contact every 2 weeks
  • Trainer one on one contact as required

Group Based Delivery:

  • Weekly 2 hour classroom sessions for 6 months
  • Self paced online learning (Suggested 6 hours per week)

Students have access to a dedicated trainer through face to face, email and phone.

Additional support is available through the course program department on 1300 852 852

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.  For specific eligibility requirements surrounding possible funding available go to QLD Funding.

Course Fees

For current course fees and information on possible funding available go to Course Fees and QLD Funding.

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

BSBPMG415 Apply risk management techniques
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract


For more information on this course, including fees and funding availability, contact Construction Industry Training on 1300 852 852 or

This Nationally accredited Qualification is delivered by Construction Industry Training – RTO: 41288
All training, assessment and issuance of Qualifications are the responsibility of Construction Industry Training.
For information on refund policy, complaints and appeals procedure, and learners rights refer to information in the Student Handbook.

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