Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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 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.

Occupational titles may include builder / construction manager.

Pathways Information: This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Licensing/Regulatory Information: Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

Mode of Delivery 

Recognition of Prior Learning , Click here for more information

Recognition of Prior Learning, also known as RPL, is the recognition given to the knowledge and skills a student has acquired through work experience, education, training, and life experiences.

The Recognition of Prior Learning process involves matching the student’s knowledge and skills to the learning outcomes of nationally recognised courses to determine if the student should be given credit for specific modules.

BTA acknowledges that relevant knowledge and skills can be acquired through a variety of means, not just through formal education and training.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this program; however appropriate experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.

Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience within building and construction environments.


There is no set duration.  Duration is dependent on applicant knowledge, skills and experience levels.


Participants are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Third-party assessment
  • Competency conversation
  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence.


  • The pathway is:
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management

Student Information

Refer to the student handbook for details, inclusive of course information, student obligations, and services provided.


Unit of Competency

Core units 


Manage small business finances


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects


Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Select and prepare a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects


Plan building or construction work


Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions


Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications


CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes

How to get a builder’s or Contractor licence or registration

To work as a builder or tradesperson in Australia you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). A licence or registration may require a combination of technical qualification, experience, skills and knowledge prior to application. Read more 

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