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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

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This certificate course is designed for building and construction professionals who wish to gain valuable skills in coordinating the construction of a building.
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23 days of training, delivered over 6-12 months

Job outcome

Building Site Manager, Building Site Supervisor

Delivery mode

Study in-person or online

Estimated salary

$65,000 - $150,000

CPD Points

NSW 36, VIC 18, TAS 18


Essential information

What's it all about?
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Gain the skills and knowledge needed by construction site supervisors in the low rise residential sector of the building industry. It is also a requirement in some states and territories to obtain a low rise residential supervisors registration (or local equivalent).

On successful completion of this course, you will graduate with a Certificate for the nationally recognised qualification: 

  • Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Site Management) - CPC40508

Learn to coordinate the construction of a building. Take responsibility for the completion of the job, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.

This training program has been grouped into a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience. The short courses are:

  • Legal Requirements
  • Apply Risk Management
  • Working with Others
  • Interpreting Plans and Specifications
  • Residential Building Codes
  • Building Structures
  • Planning Building Work
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Site Set Out
  • Supervising Building Work
What do I need before I start?
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HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program suitable for your career goals, current skills and experience.

  • a competent level of English; reading, writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to research, access and interpret complex documents
  • numeracy skills
  • knowledge of building terminology
  • access to a building site
  • a current Construction Induction card. 
  • basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing.

All participants will be required to undertake and pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment.

How long will it take?
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The program could take you between 6–12 months to complete, dependent on how the training is scheduled in your region.  You will need to commit 23 days of face-to-face learning time for this training. 

Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research and assessments.

What resources will I require?
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Access to resources is required for this course and may include various current industry-specific codes and standards.  If you don’t already have access or own these resources, the approximate cost is $960 to purchase them all (correct at time of publishing).  HIA Training Services staff can provide you with a list of these resources and their indicative cost.

What are the core and elective units?
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HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience.  The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.

The elective units [E] listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) - CPC40508

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

15 nationally recognised units of competency - 9 core units [C] and 6 elective units [E]

HIA Short courses Unit of competency Minimum face-to-face duration*
Legal Requirements
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects [C] - CPCCBC4009B 14 hours
Apply Risk Management Apply risk management techniques [E] - BSBPMG407A 7 hours
Working with Others
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers [E] - BSBCUS301
  • Lead effective workplace relationships [E] - BSBLDR402
  • Promote team effectiveness [C] - BSBWOR402A
21 hours
Interpreting Plans and Specifications Read and interpret plans and specifications [C] - CPCCBC4012B 7 hours
Residential Building Codes Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C] - CPCCBC4001A 21 hours
Building Structures
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4010B
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions [C] - CPCCBC4011B
28 hours
Planning Building Work
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering [E] - CPCCBC4005A
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects [E] - CPCCBC4006B
21 hours
OHS Manage occupational health and safety (OHS) in the building and construction workplace [C] - CPCCBC4002A 14 hours
Site Set Out Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects [E] - CPCCBC4018A 14 hours
Supervising Building Work
  • Plan building or construction work [C] - CPCCBC4007A
  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects [C] - CPCCBC4008B
14 hours

* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.

Who would do this training?

Site managers and supervisors or those working towards these roles within the building and construction industry.

Got any questions?

If you're still looking for more information on training, give us a call or hit enquire now and we'll get back to you.

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