The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will give you the skills to supervise a small residential or commercial project construction business. This course has been designed for people looking to start a career in the building industry, or 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
Holmesglen offers this course full time, part time, online or through a mixture of all three, allowing you to fit study around your work and personal life commitments.
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.
You will 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.
Face-to-face classes and/or remote delivery run as below:
Full time - 2.5 days per week, 9am to 5.30pm
To receive this qualification you must complete 13 core units and three elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. The course has been designed to be completed in one year.
All learning and assessment resources will be provided through the Holmesglen learning management system, Brightspace, enabling the teacher to deliver units to either individual learners or small groups of learners. This will ensure that students' learning styles are accommodated and progress is structured to their skills, knowledge and understanding.
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
||Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
||Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
||Plan building or construction work
||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
||Conduct on-site supervision of the building and construction projects
||Select and prepare a construction contract
||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
||Manage small business finances
||Apply project quality management techniques
||Undertake project work
| Code || Name |
|CPCCBC4012B||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCBC4001A||Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects|
|CPCCBC4010B||Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4011B||Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions|
|CPCCBC4002A||Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace|
|CPCCBC4013A||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation|
|CPCCBC4009B||Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4006B||Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects|
|CPCCBC4007A||Plan building or construction work|
|CPCCBC4005A||Produce labour and material schedules for ordering|
|CPCCBC4008B||Conduct on-site supervision of the building and construction projects|
|CPCCBC4003A||Select and prepare a construction contract|
|CPCCBC4004A||Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects|
|BSBSMB406A||Manage small business finances|
|BSBPMG411||Apply project quality management techniques|
|BSBPMG522||Undertake project work|
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 advisable that applicants have completed at least Year 11 and have the desire to work in the building and construction industry.
Prior to enrollment or commencement 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 shorten the length of 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 CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).
Connections with industry
This qualification will give you knowledge of building structures under the National Construction Code (NCC), the legislation that accompanies any building project. It may also assist you to meet the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to become a registered building practitioner in Victoria.
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|
|JobTrainer 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