Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code CPC40110
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road
Duration 865 hours

Course Overview

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is the recognised qualification to assist in becoming a qualified Registered Builder. 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.

This qualification is offered as a Traineeship or for existing employees wishing to register as builders or supervisors.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Construction industry as Construction manager.

Occupation titles may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager

Working in this industry may involve working out doors or on on-site. Hours of work may vary depending on where you work.

Further studies
After gaining the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction, you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC50210 Diploma of Building.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road 2 days a week, 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 1 / 2019
Benalla – Samaria Road 2 days a week, 8.30am to 4.30pm – Semester 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are required to attend all classes where possible and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brendan Rogash
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 865 $2.05 $1,773.25 $11.00 $9,515.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 865 $0.41 $354.65 $11.00 $9,515.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 865 $2.05 $1,773.25 $11.00 $9,515.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 865 $0.41 $354.65 $11.00 $9,515.00
Full Fee 865 $6.15 $5,319.75 N/A N/A
Course Materials 865 $0.60 $519.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Pre-training review
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to provide an indication of existing levels of LL&N capability and suitability of course
  • Be employed as an trainee through an Australian Apprenticeship pathway
  • Have current construction experience
Units of Competency

CPC40110 – Core Units

CPCCBC4001A – Apply Building Codes And Standards To The Construction Process For Low-rise Building Projects
CPCCBC4009B – Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4011B – Apply Structural Principles To Commercial Low Rise Constructions
CPCCBC4010B – Apply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions
CPCCBC4008B – Conduct On-site Supervision Of Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4004A – Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4002A – Manage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace
BSBSMB406A – Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4007A – Plan Building Or Construction Work
CPCCBC4005A – Produce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering
CPCCBC4012B – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4003A – Select And Prepare A Construction Contract
CPCCBC4006B – Select, Procure And Store Construction Materials For Low Rise Projects

CPC40110 – Elective Units

BSBSMB405 – Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBSMB402 – Plan small business finances
BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding information sessions please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.