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CRICOS Course Code 103780K

CPC40120 Certificate IV 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 qualificationmay be required.

Program Content: The training program covers 16 units of competency taken from the Qualification. To be awarded a certificate for the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). Participants are required to successfully complete all 19 units.

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52 weeks

Model & Delivery

Full-time & Face-to-face


Only 11 Core Units & 8 Elective units


Every month 15th

Application Fee

AUD $300*

Total Course Fee

AUD $11,000**

Resources: Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.

Recognition: This course holds national accreditation under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Assessments: A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualificationn and the choice of strategy is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work-based projects including the maintenance of log books, action research projects, case studies and log books.

Career Opportunities:

Training Pathway: CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Advanced Diploma Level: CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Employment Pathway: Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles: Construction Manager, Building Supervisor, Project Manager (Construction)

Reassessment: Students can have three reassessments of NYC (Not Yet Competent) free of charge provided that the submission of assessments has been done on time. Further, if a student fails more than three times in the unit, the student will have to repeat that unit and charges will be AUD$350.00 per unit (GST will not be charged).

Eligibility/ Entry requirements: This qualification requires a minimum of year 12 completion or equivalent. Oceania Polytechnic requires students to be a minimum of 16 years of age and to demonstrate that they have sufficient English Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) through satisfactory completion of OPIE’s pre-enrolment LLN test. International students may be required to provide evidence of their English Language Proficiency to the minimum level of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent. (Please check the Department of Home Affairs website on for student visa requirements).

Unit Listings


Unit Code Unit Name
Building & Construction Standerds Module
Core CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Core CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
Core CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
Elective CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
Building & Construction Contacts Module
Core CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
Elective CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
Elective CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
Elective CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Elective CPCCBC4026 Arrange building applications and approvals
Building & Construction Planning Module
Core CPCCBC4007 Plan building and construction work
Core CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction proj- ects
Core CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
Core CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
Core CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
Building & Construction Project Quality Module
Core CPCCBC4010    Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
Core CPCCBC4021    Minimise waste on the building and construction site
Elective BSBPMG422      Apply project quality management techniques
Elective CPCCBC4005    Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
Elective CPCCBC4006    Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects


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