CPC40120- Certificate IV in Building and Construction

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.


Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.


Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

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


The qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)


Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


Builder and Site Supervisor licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.

CPC40120- Certificate IV in Building and Construction

  • Enrolment Fee


  • Materials Fee


  • Study Duration and Committment

    Face to face and self-paced learning: 3-hours per evening, weekly over 39 weeks = 117 hours.

    Plus self-placed learning = 480 hours.

    Plus assessments = 257 hours.

    Plus self-directed study (via eStudy Lounge) = 86 hours

  • Is Government Funding available?

    Yes, if eligible. Click here to view eligibility criteria.

    Full fee option available if ineligible. 

  • Course Fees for Non-funded Enrolments

    Please contact us for course fees for non-funded places (full-fee-paying enrolments)