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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 qualification may be required.

Program Content: The training program covers 19 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 qualification 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: CPC50220 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).

*When it is packaged with Cert III courses

Unit Listings


Unit Code Unit Name Core Elective
Building & Construction Standerds Module
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 Core
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings Elective
Building & Construction Contacts Module
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
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 Elective
Building & Construction Planning Module
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work Core
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects 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 Core
Building & Construction Project Quality Module
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions Core
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site Core
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 Elective


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