The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) provides you with the skills to supervise a small residential or commercial construction project. This course has been designed for people looking to start a career in the building industry or for people looking to change careers or re-enter the workforce.
Career opportunities, include:
- registered builder
- construction manager
- domestic builder
- building estimator
- building/construction project supervisor
Pathways to further study:
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Studying the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) at Holmesglen
You will learn about 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.
On completion, students can expect to have the knowledge and skills required of a builder, site manager, foreperson or construction manager 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.
Applicants who wish to undertake this course must also understand that employment outcomes that may result from the successful completion of this course can require people to work outdoors, at heights, or underground, and they may need to undertake physical work.
||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
||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
||Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
||Plan building and construction work
||Minimise waste on the building and construction site
||Arrange building applications and approvals
||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
||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|
|CPCCBC4009||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4014||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings|
|CPCCBC4018||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4013||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation|
|CPCCBC4008||Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4004||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4005||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering|
|CPCCBC4002||Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace|
|CPCCBC4010||Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions|
|CPCCBC4007||Plan building and construction work|
|CPCCBC4021||Minimise waste on the building and construction site|
|CPCCBC4026||Arrange building applications and approvals|
|CPCCBC4003||Select, prepare and administer a construction contract|
|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.
There are no formal entry requirements. It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11, and have a desire to work in the building and construction industry.
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.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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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.
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|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