Our CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction, will offer you the chance to foster the abilities to deal with a wide scope of building projects. You will get familiar with the standards, guidelines and procedures of the structure industry for low-medium ascent structures and undertakings. You will figure out how to arrange the total development of a private, mechanical or business building and assume liability for your work.

You will be trained by industry professionals where you will develop specialised skills and knowledge to pursue future employment in the construction business.

Nationally Recognised


Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended
Course Duration

52 weeks including holidays

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.

Student requires White Card at the time of enrolment.

Career Opportunities
  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand
Education Pathways

After successful completion of CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction, you may continue with your studies by enrolling in CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) or/and CPC60220 Advanced Diploma of Building & Construction (Management). Some Diploma competencies count towards the Advanced Diploma program.

Course Fee

For more information, refer to the Course fee.


This course has 19 units of competency:

  • 11 core units
  • 8 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings Core
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings Core
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace Core
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work Core
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions Core
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings Core
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site Core
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques Elective
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract Elective
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects Elective
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering Elective
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects Elective
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings Elective
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development Elective
BSBESB407 Manage Finances for new business ventures Elective