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.
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.
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.
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: $1,946.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $389.00
3. Subsidised Trainee: $1,946.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $389.00
5. Full Fee: $6,055.00
Course Materials: $433.00
Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00
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
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.
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.
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Knowledge tests
- Work observation evidence
- Online assessments
Attendance & Commitment
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.
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.
A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.
Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.
Jobs and study options
Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.
Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.
Support for personal issues
We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.
Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.
We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.
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.