The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will give you the skills to supervise a small residential or commercial project construction business. And this version of the Certificate IV 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)
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Studying the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) at Holmesglen
This course can be undertaken full time, part time, or online, or a mixture of all three so you can fit your study around your work and personal life commitments.
Upon completion, students can expect to have the knowledge and skills required of a builder, site manager, foreman or construction manager on a residential project or low rise commercial project.
This qualification will give you the 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.
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.
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 to the student through the Holmesglen Learning management System (Brightspace), enabling the teacher to facilitate the delivery of the units to either individual learners or small groups of learners. As a result, this will ensure that the learning style of the learner is accommodated and progress is structured to the learners skill, knowledge and understanding of the units they are completing.
||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 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 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.
Year 12 level or the overseas equivalent.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5 (Academic).
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
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
|Course Fee||$14,900.00||per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here