CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is recognised by the Building Practitioners Board as a qualification which can be included in your portfolio of evidence to apply for assessment for registration as a Domestic Building practitioner.


This qualification could lead to employment as a builder, construction manager or small business owner.


Please contact SuniTAFE to discuss other qualifications that can extend your skills further.

Course Delivery

Monday and Wednesday night classes and on-site assessments.

Entry Requirements

You should have completed a Certificate III in Building and Construction prior to application for this course, however, significant experience as a construction site supervisor may suffice. Must be employed in the building industry as on-site assessments are required. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 60 $60.00
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60 $66.00
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 50 $55.00
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions 160 $176.00
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions 80 $88.00
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications 30 $33.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning 50 $25.00
CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures 40 $44.00
CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on the building and construction site 20 $22.00
CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals 20 $22.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,760
Concession $1,449
RPL Government Subsidised $1,745
RPL Concession $349
RPL Self-funded $2,618
Self-Funded $4,632

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2021 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Monday and Wednesday nights, 5.00PM - 9.00PM