CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Qualification Description:

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:


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.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 19

• 11 core units, plus
• 8 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

CPCCBC4001       Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for class 1 and 10 Buildings

CPCCBC4002     Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4007     Plan building or construction work

CPCCBC4008     Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009     Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010*   Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

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

CPCCBC4021    Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4053    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings


Elective Units

Group A – Building

BSBPMG422      Apply project quality management techniques

CPCCBC4003    Select, prepare and administer a construction contract

CPCCBC4004     Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4005     Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4006     Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects

CPCSUS4002     Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Elective Units

Group B – Site Manager

CPCCBC4013     Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC4017     Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction Project.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


After completion of this course, you may pathway in to the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50220. Alternatively, you can pursue further studies in Engineering Construction Management.

Career Opportunities:

Contracts Administrator

Building / Construction Estimator

Construction Manager

Site Supervisor

Registered Builder

Construction Project Supervisor

Site Manager

Project Manager


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