Plan Your Construction Career Path in 2021


Whether you’re a working or aspiring builder, you can benefit from planning your construction career path in 2021.

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40120) is one way to take the next step down that path this year.

In this blog, we’ll give you the quick facts about this career-launching qualification and how you can use it to earn a higher salary and reach your goals.

About CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

If you’re interested in becoming a construction manager, site supervisor or want to run your own business, then the CPC40120 is for you. Our Certificate IV in Building and Construction focuses on helping you get your builders registration while giving you the skills to do business and management roles.

The qualification is designed to work around your existing schedule. You’ll notice that the commitment is very manageable within your lifestyle, blending practical learning with theory.

It typically involves two nights per week for 34-35 weeks, depending on how much industry experience you’ve had. You’ll need about 7 hours for class time and 8 hours for your homework.

Why do the cert IV?

Cert 4 building and construction jobs

The CPC40120 is your stepping stone to getting off the tools and into higher paying work. 

Cert 4 building and construction jobs include:

  • Construction manager
  • Site manager
  • Registered/licenced builder

Get your builders registration

The application for registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is not easy. Every year, heaps of trades apply and fail to get their registration.

But when you do your cert 4 with BAA, we give you extra support to give you a much better chance of succeeding in your registration.

If you do our cert 4, you can also do our Builder Registration Mentoring Program for free to help you complete your application and get advice from an expert.

The mentoring program explains  in detail what you have to do to succeed in your registration application. We break down each section of the long, complicated application process and give you practical advice. You can also ask questions at any time.

Accessible learning

We know that busy tradies have jobs, families and lives, and that not everyone lives in inner Melbourne. That’s why we make our course accessible to all students who are willing and eligible to take it on.

We have dozens of training centres across Victoria, NSW and Queensland, and if our locations don’t work for you, you can study online.

Online learning through our self-paced building courses or virtual classroom allows you to study from home. And in 2021, this is more important than ever.

Our students love our online courses because they are so interactive and engaging, full of activities and practical exercises. You don’t have to worry about missing out on the classroom experience—you can engage with your fellow students and ask questions of your trainer at any time.

Higher education

The CPC40120 is the perfect pathway into higher education. With a CPC40120 under your belt, you can take on the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50220) which gives you even better career outcomes and the opportunity of a higher salary.

If you’re looking for pathways to university, you can do our Building Leadership Program, which combines the cert 4 and diploma. Because BAA are partners with Victoria University, your successful completion of this program guarantees your entry into one of the following bachelor’s degrees:

Kick-start your construction career path

For working or aspiring trades wanting to become registered builders in Victoria, look no further than the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40120).

This course teaches you everything you need to know to feel confident to be a registered builder, and it even comes with free mentorship to help you pass the exam. 

The CPC40120 also comes with other benefits because it gives you even more options to progress your career. Once you’ve got this cert, you can go straight into work, or even take the next step to university.

If you’re looking to get Cert 4 building and construction jobs like site supervisor, construction manager or builder, you’ll love BAA’s award-winning accredited courses. This is YOUR year to tick off the next step in your career!

Ready to learn more about the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40120)? Give us a bell today on 1300 534 363 (LEGEND) or complete the online form, and one of our course advisors will get in touch to answer your questions.