CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

The Builder or Construction Manager 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.

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

All students will be required to provide the following prior to being enrolled:

  • Construction Induction White Card
  • Photo ID

Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience within building and construction (if RPL)
  • Have a valid USI


The program facilitates builders and managers of small to medium sizes business in gaining sound practical and actionable knowledge, while polishing the key skills and techniques necessary within the competitive industry.

Moreover, the course and its proven professional effectiveness stand as a shining testament to the following results per graduate data and surveys, alongside relevant market statistics and information available:

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Builder Graduate
The team from Australian Skills & Training Academy were very helpful & I was able to complete my training online. Many doors of opportunity have opened from this course. I am now running own successful construction business thanks to ASTA
Graduate Satisfaction with Training

The best indicator of any academic program’s value and success – is not merely the content, training and industry-relevant scope of learning, but also the timeline of satisfaction and the positive experiences that graduates encounter post-certification.

As per data collected 6 months post-graduation from graduates of the Certificate IV in Building and Construction training program, the following are the survey outcomes:

83.8% — Graduates who were completely satisfied with the training

69.1% — Graduates received job-related benefits from training

These percentages and powerful and compelling, showcasing the depth, long-term return on investment and industry focused benefits that the Certificate IV in Building and Construction qualification holds for students taking the training.

Labour Market Statistics

According to official labour market statistics as per the Department of Employment:

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57,100 individuals were employed in the positions of Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians in 2015. Furthermore, new job openings over the next 5 years are expected to fall between 25,001 and 50,000 available positions.

Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians in 2014 are: $1,568. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200

This puts the expected job openings, industry employability and full-time earnings far above the industry average.

Course Requirements

To achieve the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), the student must demonstrate competency in the following 16 units of competency:

  • 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
  • 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
  • CPCCBC4012B - Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances
  • CPCCBC4018A - Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4024A - Resolve business disputes

One elective to be selected from below:

  • CPCCBC4013A - Prepare and evaluate tender documentation; or
  • BSBPMG522 - Undertake project work
Delivery Methods

Students can obtain this qualification by either:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Online

The expected duration to complete this program online will be 12 months. The RPL process can be completed as quickly as the student supplies all of the required evidences and accommodates the complete process. We allow 6 months for this process, however most students will complete this within 1 month.

Fees and Funding

Traineeship funding is currently available for this course. The standard Traineeship fee is $1000.

For more information click here. Without funding, the fees for this program are $4850.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued with a CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). If the students do not complete the program, they will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units they have completed.

How to Enrol to this course

All enquiries and applications to this course are welcome any time of the year. To apply please make an official enquiry by going through our enquiries page with the link below, alternatively you can call us.

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