CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction

RTO Code : 40298

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CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction develops your knowledge to the level where you can learn how to plan and supervise construction sites, prepare costs and administer the contract and manage residential construction sites, using current building codes and standards, understand the legal requirements to Class1 to 10 to a maximum of two-story and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, overseeing work and liaising with clients from start to finish.

Please note that this course is based on Australian building codes and regulations.

Builder and Site Supervisor licensing varies across States and Territories.

Study Mode and Assessment Methods

Online + Face to face (Blended)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however we recommend you have experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards.

Concession Eligibility

Students who hold any of the following concession cards at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to for a concession fee:

  • Hold a health care card
  • Hold a pensioner concession card
  • Hold a pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Are a prison inmate, a detainee, on remand, held in a South Australian institution in connection with the commission of an offence, or a child in a South Australian detention center older than 16 years.

Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated at the time of enrolment.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, contact Centrelink before your enrolment.

The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia’s subsidised training indicative https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility. The eligibility check is an indication only and does not confirm the eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment. 

If eligible for subsidised training, apprentices and trainees are required to pay a Student Contribution Fee. The Student Contribution Fees are charged minimum at the rate of $0.50 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module.

If agreed between the employer and the apprentice/trainee, student contribution fees can be paid by the employer. 

Traineeship Contribution Fee – $1250

Concession Fee – $350

Fee for Service – $9500

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This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand

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Course Structure

There are 19 units in this qualification out of which 11 are core and 8 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 BuildingsCore
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C BuildingsCore
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructionsCore
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplaceCore
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction workCore
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specificationsCore
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawingsCore
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4021Minimise waste on the building and construction siteCore
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniquesElective
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contractElective
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projectsElective
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for orderingElective
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projectsElective
CPCSUS4002Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildingsElective
BSBESB401Research and develop business plansElective
CPCCBC4024Resolve business disputesElective
Pre-requisite Unit for CPCCBC4010*
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
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