CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Take the first step toward starting your own building business or preparing for your builders registration.
Study in-person or online
38-59 weeks part-time
Builder, Construction Manager
$60,000 - $200,000*
Why study this course?
If you are an aspiring or working tradesperson, our Certificate IV in Building and Construction is your foundation for success. This is your first step toward starting your own business in the construction industry and preparing for the builders registration.
What will you learn?
In this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of building and construction projects to be able to complete small to medium residential and commercial construction from start to finish.
How can you study?
Online as part of our interactive virtual classroom
Join us in-person and find a campus location near you
About the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building & Construction
This is your first step toward starting your own business in the construction industry and preparing for the builders registration. We understand that you could be a busy tradie by day, that’s why this course offers greater flexibility in terms of how you would like to pursue this course. Utilising both physical and virtual classroom environments, we’re able to offer our CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction online in classrooms all across Victoria and throughout Australia through our unique virtual classroom training software.
Regardless of whether you’re in Melbourne or elsewhere in Australia, many of our building and construction certificates have been made straightforward and accessible for all with live lectures through our virtual classroom.
Open Career Pathways to the Building and Construction Industry
Further your career in many facets of the building and construction industry. With additional experience in the construction process, you could progress into a diverse range of supervisory roles across building and construction projects such as
- site manager
- construction project supervisor
How long does the course take?
BAA offers two streams for this program, depending on your level of experience in the industry.
- Standard Stream: Part-time, two nights per week of facilitator-led classes for 45 weeks
*Total duration is typically between 45 to 59 weeks when taking into account unavoidable class breaks, public holidays and Christmas Shutdown period as applicable including an additional 8 weeks assessment time if required at the end of the program.
- Experienced Stream: Part-time, two nights per week of facilitator-led classes for 38 weeks.
*Total duration is typically between 38 and 52 weeks when taking into account unavoidable class breaks, public holidays and Christmas Shutdown period as applicable including an additional 8 weeks assessment time if required at the end of the program.
Student may require up to 8 hours per week outside of class times to complete additional learning and assessment activities, yet this will vary based on each learner.
We run two separate streams for this course, one for people with 3+ years of industry experience. We also run classes for those with less than 3 years experience.
Minimum Technology Requirements
BAA uses a learning management system (LMS) for online course delivery and assessment submission.
The following are the minimum information technology requirements to enable optimal access to the LMS:
PC – Windows Operating System
- Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Exclude S Mode)
- Single-core 1Ghz or higher
- 2GB of free disk space
- 8GB RAM
- Chrome 119 or later (preferred)
- Microsoft Edge 118 or later
- Firefox 120 or later
- Safari 16 or later (Mac only)
The minimum screen resolution: 1200×800. Ensure you have the largest possible screen for the best experience. (Minimum 13-inch Display for PC/Laptop and MAC)
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) (preferred)
- LibreOffice (Microsoft Office Suite alternative)
- Acrobat Reader
Mobile Apps (Optional)
- iOS 11 or later
- iPadOS 13 or later
- Android 6.0 or later
- iOS 15 or later
- Android 8.0 or later
- Mac OS X 10.11 or later
- 2GB of free disk space
- 8GB RAM
VR Centre (Only for Cert IV and Diploma B&C – Module C)
- Processor: 4-core processor
- 3GB of free disk space
- 2GB RAM
These are Recommended Specifications. The VR Centre app can run on much lower specs
Getting your builders licence
Builders licence application made easy with Builders Academy Mentoring Program!
Do you require assistance and guidance preparing for the Application for Registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)? It can be a very complicated and thorough process, requiring substantial attention to detail. The VBA requires builder’s registration applicants to have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as a building practitioner. This involves filling in a lot of complex documents.
If you’re wondering how to get a builders licence or registration, as part of our course we are now providing assistance with this process. Find out more here.
View the below website to find out more about licensing.
Study Certificate IV in Building and Construction online
Study Certificate IV in Building and Construction online
We offer the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction online or in-person. Virtual classroom (online delivery), or physical classroom depends on your location and requirements.
The course is delivered with both theory and practical elements, with a mixture of classroom, group discussions, and individual research (including online study).
Assessment combines classroom participation, observation, practical and written presentation and self-paced exercises online in the students’ own time.
The practical demonstrations of skills on a building and construction site will be required for some units of competency, near the completion of the course.
BAA will reasonably assist those students without access to a building and construction site (where required).
Students will need to have access to the following:
- Optical or Laser Level
Tuition fees and payment options
For Victorian students, there’s good news! This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students. You may be eligible for subsidies through the Victorian Skills First Funding, making the financial load of your education significantly lighter. Check our FEES section for information on payment options and tuition fees in your state. If you have any questions please get in touch with us on 1300 LEGEND.
Please follow the links below to see the tuition fees and payment options for each state.
Cert IV + Diploma FAQs
What will I learn in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction?
During this course, you will learn the ins and outs of building and construction projects, equipping you with the necessary skills to oversee the entire process. The course curriculum covers a range of topics to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the industry:
- You will learn to conduct detailed site surveys, taking into account relevant building codes and regulations. This knowledge will enable you to assess the feasibility of construction projects and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
- Managing construction processes is a crucial aspect of the course. You will learn how to coordinate and supervise various tasks, ensuring that projects progress smoothly and are completed within the specified timeframes.
- Understanding structural principles and set-out procedures is essential for successful building and construction projects. You will develop the expertise to assess structural integrity and implement appropriate techniques to ensure the safety and stability of the built environment.
- As a future leader in the industry, you will acquire the skills to supervise on-site communications and administration processes. Effective communication is vital for maintaining productivity and resolving issues in a timely manner.
- The course will provide you with a solid understanding of the legal requirements governing Australian building and construction workplaces. This knowledge is crucial for ensuring compliance with regulations, mitigating risks, and maintaining a safe work environment.
- Project quality management techniques will be explored, allowing you to implement strategies that ensure the delivery of high-quality construction projects. You will learn to assess and monitor quality standards, ensuring customer satisfaction and professional excellence.
- Administration processes related to construction contracts and overhead costs will be covered in the course. This knowledge will enable you to effectively manage financial aspects, including budgeting, cost estimation, and contract administration.
By acquiring these comprehensive skills and knowledge through the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, you will be well-prepared to take on the challenges and responsibilities of a leadership or managerial role in the building and construction industry.
The Cert IV in Building and Construction is designed for people working as or aspiring to become;
- Site Managers
- Construction Managers and
Other building practitioners involved with the management of small to medium-sized and low-rise construction projects.
What is the difference between a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and a Diploma of Building and Construction?
Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Work towards becoming a building professional and becoming a leader in the building of new residential and commercial construction projects.
Diploma of Building and Construction
Gain the diverse range of skills needed to work with contractors, manage risk and supervise work of a high standard. Learn about how to manage projects both on-site and in the office – key to being an all-around building professional.
Is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction a nationally recognised qualification?
Yes, as a Registered Training Organisation, the training programs of Builders Academy Australia are recognised nationally, providing qualifications issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Builders Academy Australia has been awarded:
- 2018 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2020 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2020 Australian Small Training Provider of the Year
Will I be a registered builder upon completing Certificate IV in Building and Construction?
If you want to become a builder, you’ll need to get registered. Building licenses are managed and regulated by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). While we can give you a rundown on what you need to know, you can find all the information you need on their website.
The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50220) and Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40120) course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). It is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.
What types of career pathways are available?
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction will assist in helping you work towards becoming a:
- Construction manager
- Site Supervisor
- Project Manager
- Leading Hand
- Registered Builder
How does the virtual classroom work?
- Live Trainer-Led Sessions In Real Time
- Interactive- Engage With Like-Minded People
- Real Support From Real Trainer
What do I need to start Certificate IV in Building and Construction?
- A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office
- Internet access
- Being available during the hours set on the timetable
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction runs two nights a week.
Is government funding available for me?
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students.
Confirm if you’re eligible for government funding online: Funding Eligibility Indicator here. If you have other questions on the tuition fees, payment options or available government funding, speak to our course advisors on 1300 534 363
Can I study this course tuition fee free even if I have a qualification?
Yes! This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students. If you are a Skills First Eligible Student, it does not matter what level or how many qualifications you have commenced or completed in the past. Provided you have not exceeded the limits on how many courses a student can do in this calendar year you can apply for a funded place in this course. This means you can advance your career without worrying about additional financial burdens.
Are there flexible study options?
Absolutely! Builders Academy Australia understands the busy schedules of working professionals. We offer flexible study options, including online and evening classes, allowing you to balance your studies with your work commitments and personal life.
What sets Builders Academy Australia apart as a training provider?
Builders Academy Australia is Australia’s most awarded building and construction training provider. With our industry expertise and commitment to excellence, we provide a comprehensive and practical learning experience that prepares you for real-world challenges in the construction industry. By choosing Builders Academy Australia, you gain access to:
Experienced trainers and industry professionals who bring real-world knowledge to the classroom
State-of-the-art training facilities equipped with industry-standard tools and equipment.
Networking opportunities with industry experts and fellow students.
Practical training and ongoing support
Can I continue my studies after completing the Certificate IV in Building and Construction?
Absolutely! The Certificate IV in Building and Construction serves as a solid foundation for further studies and career progression. You can pursue higher qualifications such as a Diploma of Building and Construction to enhance your skills and open doors to more advanced roles in the industry.
How can I get more information and enrol?
To get more information about the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, including enrolment details, get in touch with our team. Our friendly admissions team who will be more than happy to assist you in starting your journey towards a successful career in building and construction. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and take the first step towards achieving your goals!
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