The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) equips you with the essential skills to effectively oversee both small residential and commercial construction projects. Tailored for individuals aspiring to embark on a rewarding journey in the construction field or those seeking a career change or workforce re-entry.
Career opportunities, include:
- registered builder
- construction manager
- domestic builder
- building estimator
- building/construction project supervisor
Pathways to further study:
- CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Studying the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) at Holmesglen
You will also learn safety, contracts, structural principles and materials, estimating and quality management
The strength of the program lies in its flexibility to adapt content to cover residential, industrial and commercial low rise construction with special attention to current industry practices and processes.
Upon completion, students can expect to have the knowledge and skills required of a builder, site manager, foreman on a residential project or low rise commercial project.
This qualification is acceptable to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for registration in some of the classifications for Domestic Builder Limited (DB-L). The qualification can support relevant registration in other states and territories.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 19 units in total, comprising of 11 core units and 8 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If the learner has already completed other eligible elective units, these will be counted towards completion of this program.
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
||Plan building and construction work
||Minimise waste on the building and construction site
||Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
||Arrange building applications and approvals
||Apply project quality management techniques
||Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
||Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
| Code || Name |
|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|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4014||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings|
|CPCCBC4013||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation|
|CPCCBC4003||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract|
|CPCCBC4018||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4009||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4010||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions|
|CPCCBC4004||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4005||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering|
|CPCCBC4008||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4007||Plan building and construction work|
|CPCCBC4021||Minimise waste on the building and construction site|
|CPCCBC4002||Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace|
|CPCCBC4026||Arrange building applications and approvals|
|BSBPMG422||Apply project quality management techniques|
|CPCCBC4006||Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects|
|CPCSUS4002||Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years old. This course is recommended for learners seeking registration in the relevant categories of a domestic builder limited license. It is advisable for learners to have completed at least Year 11 and have a strong desire to work in the building and construction industry.
Prospective students should also understand that successful completion of this course may lead to employment opportunities that require outdoor work, work at heights, or underground work and may involve physical labour.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession