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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) – CPC40110

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is the recognised qualification to become a Registered Builder.

Get the skills to run your own business, producing high-quality work that conforms to building codes and standards. You'll learn to plan construction projects, choose quality materials, and supervise site activities.

You'll also learn key skills in small business finances, estimating build costs, and managing Occupational Health and Safety on the job site. You can undertake the course as an apprentice, or as an existing worker seeking registration as a builder.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the building & construction industry as a Builder or Construction Manager.

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

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC50210 Diploma of Building.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

Traineeship - Open from 12/02/2021 - 2021

Existing workers, Open from 05/07/21, 1 Day every 3 weeks - 8:30am to 4pm/2021

Traineeship - Open from 08th Feb / 2022

Existing workers - Starts on 08/02/2022 - 1 day a week - 5pm to 9pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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 to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to provide an indication of existing levels of LL&N capability and suitability of course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.
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
Elective Units
Plan small business finances
Undertake small business planning
Monitor and manage small business operations

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online assessments

Andrew McGranahan

Apprentices/ Existing workers: Training comprises of 11 months of on-campus training which consists of 1-2 days per week, 8 hours per session. This includes access to and use of a simulated workshop where the students can practice their skills and demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired. Students also undertake 35 hours of face-to-face assessment over the duration of their course.

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.

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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