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CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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This certificate course is designed for building and construction personnel who wish to gain valuable skills as a professional builder in the low rise residential sector.
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Registration starts from $0*

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* Funding may be available to eligible learners.


Approximately 24 months

Delivery mode

Virtual classroom

Job outcome

Builder, Construction Manager


Learning and Pathways Advisor

Essential information

What's it all about?
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Gain the skills and knowledge needed by professional builders in the low rise residential sector of the industry. This qualification is a mandatory requirement for your builder licence registration in most states and territories.

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

  • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
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 is suitable and appropriate 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
  • computer and internet access
  • basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing

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

How long will it take?
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We provide an online learning platform with a virtual classroom learning environment program. The completion of this qualification can take up to 24 months. 

Virtual tutorials are delivered on a weekly basis, each tutorial is 2 hours in duration.  In addition to this you will need to allow time for your learning content, research and assessments at around 10-20 hours per week. Depending on the unit this additional time may vary. 

What resources will I require?
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During your training, access to resources is required and may include various current industry-specific codes and standards. If you do wish to purchase these materials, your regional HIA Training staff can provide you with a list of these resources and their indicative costs.

Where there are specific units that require access to onsite equipment, this will be arranged with you directly, and may involve face to face training at your nearest HIA office.

What are the core and elective units?
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The following units of competency were selected in consultation with industry and accordance with the Training Packaging Rules of this qualification.

These units of competency will be delivered as standalone units and includes assessment of foundation skills that are embedded in the Training Package. Where foundation skills are not explicit in a unit competency, they will be included in assessment tasks.

  • CPC40120 Certification IV in Building and Construction (Building)

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

19 nationally recognised units of competency - 11 core units and 8 elective units

Core units
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and constructions projects
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to “9” Type C buildings
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and constructions projects
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
Elective units
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4024 Resolve business disputes

Who would do this training?

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

Commencement dates

We offer monthly intakes with a range of commencement dates and times. You will be asked to confirm your preferred choice within your registration process.

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Date Time (AEST)
Mon 8 August  7:15PM - 9:15PM
Tue 9 August 7:15PM - 9:15PM
Wed 24 August  7:15PM - 9:15PM
Thur 25 August  7:15PM - 9:15PM

Register for August intake

Date Time (AEST)
Mon 5 September 7:15PM - 9:15PM
Tues 6 September 7:15PM - 9:15PM             
Wed 21 September 7:15PM - 9:15PM
Thur 22 September 7:15PM - 9:15PM

Register for September intake

Am I eligible for funding?

Find out more about eligibility criteria.

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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.

1300 650 620

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Learner Handbook

Government subsidised funding