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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)

CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)

What’s it all about?

This training program covers the practical skills and knowledge needed by professional Contract Administrators in the low-rise residential sector of the building industry.

On successful completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)

This training program consists of an industry supported combination of ten (10) short courses, providing a progressive and practical understanding of each of the essential skill areas.

The short courses contained within this qualification are:

  • Manage Small Business Finances
  • Apply Risk Management
  • Resolving Business Disputes
  • Building Contracts
  • Workplace Safety Processes
  • Clients and Contracts
  • Building Applications and Approvals
  • Interpreting Plans and Specifications
  • Estimating and Tendering
  • Planning Building Work.

More detailed information on the content and format of this qualification can be found in the ‘Nationally Recognised training details’ section of this page.

Who would do this training?

Contract administrators, or those wishing to progress into this role, in small to medium-sized businesses within low-rise residential sector of the building industry

What do I need before I start?

HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience.

  • Suitable level of English reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • The ability to research, access and interpret complex documents.


  • at least basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing.

How long will it take?

The program could take approximately 6 months to complete, depending on how the training has been scheduled in your region. You will need to commit 19 days of face-to-face learning time for this qualification. Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research, project work and assessment tasks

Required resources

During this training, participants must have access to specific resources. Resources may include various Codes and Standards that are relevant to the subject matter. You may already have some or all of these resources, however if you were to purchase all of them the cost would be approximately $105.00. Your regional HIA Training Services staff can provide you with a list of these required resources and their indicative costs.

Nationally Recognised Training details

CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)

This qualification is comprised of 15 nationally recognised units of competency

  • 9 core units [C]
  • 6 elective units [E]

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.

HIA short course Units of competency  Minimum face-to-face duration * 
Managing Small Business Finances BSBSMB421 Manage Small Business Finances [E] 14 hours
Apply Risk Management BSBPMG407A Apply risk management techniques [E] 7 hours
Resolving Business Disputes CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes [E] 7 hours
Building Contracts CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract [C]
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract [C]
14 hours
Workplace Safety Processes BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes [C] 7 hours
Clients and Contracts CPCCBC4029B Apply construction information to the sales process [C] CPCCBC4031A Process client requirements [C]
CPCCBC4032A Apply contract law to sales processes [C]
21 hours
Building Applications and Approvals CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals [C] 14 hours
Interpreting Plans and Specifications CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications [C] 7 hours
Estimating and Tendering CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [E]
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [E]
21 hours
Planning Building Work CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering [E]
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects [C]
21 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.

More information

Call HIA Training on 1300 650 620 to obtain more detailed information about this training program.