CPC40120 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction


The CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (Release 7) is a nationally accredited course for those looking for the skills and expertise required for a successful and rewarding career working in the construction industry. The course is delivered in a purpose designed construction learning institute. Training is primarily conducted face-to-face in both a classroom based (theoretical) and simulated construction environment.

Training sessions are trainer led in group sizes of no more than 25 participants.

The training program is undertaken using a planned schedule. Sessions will include the demonstration, explanation and practice of skills. This is undertaken by utilising a custom designed simulated workplace, whereby students can access construction projects in a simulated environment. Training is undertaken in our Werribee Campus.

Course dates

Regular intakes are available, please contact us for more information.


47 weeks which includes 37 weeks of training and assessment delivery and 10 weeks holidays.

Entry requirements

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
  • Verified evidence of IELTS Level 6
  • Have completed an equivalent secondary schooling level of a School Certificate or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience.
  • Meet the following Student Visa 500 subclass requirements:
    • Meet English language test score requirements
    • Demonstrate financial capacity
    • Hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • Meet the health requirements
    • Be of good character

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (Release 7)

Delivery mode

Blended, combining face-to-face at the RTO and non-supervised self-paced assessment

Units of competency

Core Units

  • CPCCBC4001 – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPCCBC4002 – Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4007 – Plan building and 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

Elective Units

  • BSBPMG422 – Apply project quality management techniques
  • CPCCBC4003 – Select, prepare and administer 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
  • CPCCBC4013 – Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • CPCCBC4026 – Arrange building applications and approvals
  • CPCSUS4002 – Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Dress and equipment requirements

Students are required to present to class in neat, casual attire suitable for participation in practical activities. Specific clothing requirements for practical sessions will be discussed during Induction; however at a minimum student will require plain black pants (knee length shorts are acceptable – track pants or leggings are prohibited) and suitable closed toe shoes.

The following PPE will be required for all practical sessions, and is to be supplied by the student:

  • Safety boots
  • High Vis-vest
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves

Students will require basic stationary and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions. Access to a computer which has an internet connection is required to assist students to undertake study and research in response to some assessment tasks.

Students will be required to bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such a small laptops or tablet.

Additional information

Location: 2/35-37 Lock Ave, Werribee VIC, Australia

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