CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Prepare yourself for a career in building and construction.




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 attainment of this qualification may be required.

Occupational titles may include:  Builder and Construction manager.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

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.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.


Course Units

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Core Units
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
CPCCBC4012B     Read and interpret plans and specifications
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
BSBSMB406        Manage small business finances

Elective Units
CPCCBC4020A     Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4024A     Resolve business disputes
BSBMB401            Establish legal risk management requirements of small business


Training Method

This program has blended, classroom and self-paced learning options.
RPL (recognition of prior learning) is available for all experienced participants to gain your qualification.

This course is a nationally recognised training program.  Your trainer will be experienced and accredited, both as a trainer and an industry practitioner and will be dedicated to providing you with the skills and knowledge that will be valued by prospective employers.
Your trainer will be available to you face-to-face in the classroom and for assistance via phone and / or email.

Course Duration

Approx. 6 to 12 months

Course Entry Requirements

  • 1.Age (GET Education Australia is not accepting students under age of 18)
  • 2.Minimum secondary studies Year 11
  • 3.Hold a trade qualification (Certificate III) in the Construction Industry (evidence must be supplied) or Current employment in the building and construction industry or associated industries.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a method of assessing your current skills and knowledge that may have been acquired through formal training and / or via informal learning such as experience you gained from work or non-formal such as a non-accredited qualification.
It is an alternative to coursework or class attendance. If you have existing skills or knowledge, RPL can help reduce coursework required to complete a qualification.
We match your existing skills and knowledge against the course. We determine what learning, skills and knowledge you are able to demonstrate against the unit or qualification you’d like to complete. Then we assess your competence using the evidence you’ve provided. Where the evidence proves your competence it reduces or eliminates the need for coursework and enables you to complete your course quicker.

Credit Transfer (CT) is the recognition of formal training completed through another registered training organisation (RTO) or TAFE.  If you have covered any of the same unit/s of study as one of our courses, then your successful result can be transferred to another course. This would eliminate the need for you to re-complete this requirement. This process is completed by matching competencies between qualifications and ensuring that these outcomes are equivalent.

If you feel that RPL or CT may be right for you, then please contact us and we can talk you through your options, answer any questions you have and let you know where to go from here.  If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, we will go through the process and associated costs with you step-by-step.

Please refer to Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure for more details.


Full Fee Paying:       $8,000
When collecting fees GET Education Australia complies with the standards for Registered Training organisations (RTO’s) 2015.
For fees paid by the student GET Education Australia may accept payment of no more than $1,500.00 from each individual student prior to commencement and cannot hold more than $1,500.00 in advance.


Recognition of Prior Learning will be per unit price.

We operate Australia wide.
  • Blended learning
  • Face to Face
  • Online