CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Builder, Construction Manager |
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Job Outcome: Builder, Construction Manager
blue monitor graphic vector Delivery Model: Study in-person or online
Estimated Salary: $60,000 - $200,000*
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If you are an aspiring or working tradesperson, our building and construction certificates are your foundation for success.

This is your first step towards starting your own building business 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.


About the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building & Construction

Career Pathways

This certificate will allow you to further your career in many facets of the building and construction industry. With additional experience, you could progress into supervisory roles such as site manager, construction project supervisor, coordinator, or planner.

Entry Requirements

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
  • An Intel Pentium 4 processor
  • 350MB of free disk space
  • 512MB RAM

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • An Intel Processor that 64 bit
  • 350MB of free disk space
  • 512MB RAM
Minimum screen resolution must be 1200×800.  Ensure you have the largest possible screen for the best experience.


Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Acrobat Reader


Supported Browsers:

  • Chrome 23 or later (preferred)
  • Firefox 17 or later
  • Internet Explorer (not recommended)



BAA offer 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 47 to 52 weeks when taking into account holidays including Christmas shutdown.

Experienced Stream: Part-time, two nights per week of facilitator-led classes for 38 weeks

*Total duration is typically between 42 and 46 weeks when taking into account holidays including Christmas Shutdown.

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 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.

Assessment Methods


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).

Tool List

Students will need to have access to the following:

  • Theodolite
  • Optical or Laser Level

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 documents that require a lot of attention to detail.

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.

Tuition Fees and Payment Options

All fees are related to your government eligibility and the state you are living in. Check our FEES section for information on payment options and fees in your state. If you have any questions please get in touch with us on 1300 LEGEND.

Payment Options

Please follow the links below to see the fees and payment options for each state.

VIC // NSW // ACT // QLD

Cert IV/Diploma - Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn?

This course 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 low-rise building businesses.

Cert IV
Work towards becoming a building professional and become a leader in the building of new residential developments.

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-round building professional.

Is the course nationally recognised?

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 completion?

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 course 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 Trainers
What do I need to start the course?
  • A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office 
  • Internet access
  • Being available during the hours set on the timetable

This program runs two nights a week.

Is government funding available for me?

BAA’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

Confirm if you’re eligible for government funding online: Funding Eligibility Indicator here or speak to our course advisors on 1300 534 363

Want to know if this course is right for you?
  • See if you’re eligible for funding
  • Estimated salary
  • Delivery model: Study in-person or online
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