Take your construction career up a level with our CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction. Learn the skills and knowledge to get ahead as a construction site foreman, construction manager or construction supervisor. Earn the building and construction qualification you need to register as a licensed builder throughout Australia. Transformed’s online building and construction qualification is designed with the flexibility to help you transform your career – no matter how busy you are.
The superseded CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is in transition until November 2022.
Funding is available for this qualification in the following states:
- NSW – Smart & Skilled (Training Priorities, Apprenticeships & Traineeships)
- QLD – Construction Skills Queensland
- ACT – Apprenticeship
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Learn the skills to work as a builder, construction manager or foreman with Transformed’s CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.
This nationally recognised building and construction qualification is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to boost your career, with all the flexibility of online learning. Study anywhere, anytime with easy access to our training resources and tutors.
With the online CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction, you learn best practice theory with practical examples of workplace application. Our experienced trainers will teach you how to prepare building sketches and drawings, read plans, apply building codes and standards, produce material schedules and costings, and more. All the specialist skills and knowledge you need to become a residential builder or start your career in construction.
Got some experience in a building environment? Get a head-start on your Certificate IV in Building and Construction with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Are you an organisation looking to upskill your employees in construction management? Talk to us about our face-to-face training for groups of 8+.
The Cert IV Building and Construction is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.
The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory.
At completion of the course, potential career outcomes include builder, construction manager, and foreman.
Course Fees and Funding
$7,500 online & RPL
Fees are GST exempt
Successful completion of the qualification within the course duration period, a completion rebate of $500 will be paid.
A tuition fee of $350 applies for ACT User Choice enrolments in this qualification.
More information on all funding at our funding page here.
Support and Delivery
Take advantage of our flexible training and assessment options to easily fit your study around your work and personal life. Transformed offers two flexible learning pathways for the Cert IV Building and Construction:
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.
- Online Learning – The learning environment provides access to study guides, assessment materials & submission links and online support from your assessor
Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and assessor contact.
Talk to our team about the right course delivery for you.
Are you looking to upskill your employees?
Talk to us about face-to-face delivery available within organisations for groups of 8 or more.
Complete 19 subjects (11 core and 8 electives)
|Unit code||Unit Title|
|CPCCBC4001||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings|
|CPCCBC4002||Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace|
|CPCCBC4007||Plan building or construction work|
|CPCCBC4008||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4009||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4010||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions *|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4014||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings|
|CPCCBC4018||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4021||Minimise waste on the building and construction site|
|CPCCBC4053||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
|Unit code||Unit Title|
|CPCCBC4003||Select and prepare a construction contract|
|CPCCBC4004||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4005||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering|
|CPCCBC4006||Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects|
|CPCSUS4002||Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings|
|BSBPMG422||Apply project quality management techniques|
|Manage finances for new business ventures|
|CPCCBC4024||Resolve business disputes|
The completion timeframe for this qualification is 24 months.
This course is especially designed to meet the needs of builders, including contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory:
- Project administration and co-ordination officers
- Construction Managers
- Project Managers
- Construction Superintendants
Career and Salary
No formal entry requirements for this course, however it’s recommended that you have experience in the building and construction industry, as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards.
Expected level of student skills: It is expected students have a level of digital literacy to access information, communicate and complete training and assessment activities using a computer/tablet and our online learning platform. Students will be required to complete a number of tasks independently, and to have the skills to manage their own time and study. Students are expected to be able to research and analyse information, and to apply knowledge to real world situations.
Students will be required to independently read and understand a range of different documents including organisation policies, plans, guidelines & procedures, external documentation (may include codes, policies and articles), handbooks, instruction guides (and where applicable drawing and plans). Students are also required to develop written documentation, including risk assessments, action plans, logs, reports.
A key skill for this program is the ability to effectively communicate with others in English.
Technology requirements: Students should be able to access and use computer/tablet device with word processing software, internet browser, email account and webcam/microphone and speakers (or headset). An internet connection is also required.
- Third-party assessment
- Completion of a portfolio of evidence.
Assessment for the Certificate IV in Building and Construction is against the competency standards within the Construction Training Package (CPC08). Expect to spend about 60 hours on assessment tasks.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Skilled on the construction site, but not qualified? Use your existing skills to get a head-start on your Certificate IV.
Talk to our team to find out if you are eligible for RPL or complete our quick self-assessment survey.