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CPC40120

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Take your building business to the next level by completing this qualification with TAFE Queensland. This course is perfect for builders or owners of small to medium-sized building businesses.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
CSQ funded
$1,900
Full Fee
$7,965

Course overview

Take the next step to successful management of a residential building business with this technical qualification. Complete this course so you can apply for a Builder - Low Rise licence.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as construction managers grew very strongly over the past five years and is likely to see strong growth in the future. It is anticipated there will be around 54,000 job openings in this area over the next five years, ensuring your skills will be in high demand.

In this course you'll learn how to plan building construction work, apply structural principles and supervise on-site construction. You'll learn how to apply building codes, and meet standards and legal requirements to maintain industry quality. You'll also gain business skills such as how to manage contracts and small business finances.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for a Builder - Low Rise licence and set you up to successfully manage a residential building business.

What can I do?

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Managers
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor

Course outcome:

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Higher Qualifications programs - this course is subsidised under this program. It is important to note that only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Recognition of experience

Skills and knowledge you have already gained working in the construction industry can be recognised through TAFE Queensland's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can use RPL to have your existing skills taken into account and earn your qualification sooner.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4001
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the National Construction Code (NCC) Classes 1 and 10 buildings, to a maximum of two storeys.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4002
    Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to inspect workplaces for hazards and conduct work health and safety (WHS) risk analyses.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4007
    Plan building and construction work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4007
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan on-site activities, employ human resources and obtain physical resources.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan building and construction work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4008
    Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to supervise site communications, monitor and maintain compliance with codes and standards and implement project administration processes on a building and construction project.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4009
    Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4009
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply legal requirements to residential and commercial building and construction projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4010
    Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4010
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply structural principles to the construction of residential or commercial structures.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCBC4001 , CPCCBC4053
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4012
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to residential and commercial projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4014
    Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare sketches and drawings used for communicating ideas to clients and other parties.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4018
    Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4018
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to use technical instruments and levelling and surveying techniques to accurately set-out a building on site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4021
    Minimise waste on the building and construction site
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4021
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to support sustainable building practices by minimising waste removed from residential or commercial building and construction sites.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4053
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4053
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to National Construction Code (NCC) Class 2 to 9 Type C building projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings

Ways to study
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
On campus with some online
09 Jul 2024
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Thursday
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
demo

Ashmore

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

09 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Thursday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Your course is primarily online and you may interact with your teachers and other students using Zoom. You will also need to come in to campus to complete some practical learning and assessment. Learn more

  • All of your study will be done online and you can work through your studies at your own pace. You can access your learning materials 24/7 through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Online with on campus practical training (Eagle Farm)
Anytime
up to 12 months
Part time 2 nights per week. Teacher-lead virtual class via Zoom. CPCCBC4018 delivered Saturdays on campus at Eagle Farm.
Tuesday, Thursday
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
demo

Online with on campus practical training (Eagle Farm)

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    80%
  • On Campus Time
    20%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 12 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 2 nights per week. Teacher-lead virtual class via Zoom. CPCCBC4018 delivered Saturdays on campus at Eagle Farm.
Tuesday, Thursday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Online with on campus practical training (Eagle Farm)
Anytime
up to 2 years
Online self-directed. CPCCBC4018 delivered On Campus for two Saturdays at Eagle Farm.
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
demo

Online with on campus practical training (Eagle Farm)

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    80%
  • On Campus Time
    20%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 2 years

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Online self-directed. CPCCBC4018 delivered On Campus for two Saturdays at Eagle Farm.

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Online self-directed
08 Jul 2024
1 year
Approximately 10 hours per week
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
demo

Online self-directed

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    100%
  • On Campus Time
    0%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Approximately 10 hours per week

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • CSQ funded: $1,900
  • Full fee: $7,965
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120)

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Certificate IV in Building and Construction

COURSE CODE: CPC40120
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Certificate II/III, or Year 11 (or equivalent);
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes.
This includes the use of:

  • safety glasses
  • protective footwear with safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection
  • disposable dust masks
  • You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 5m tape measure.

Important information

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding:
CSQ funding is available for this course for eligible students. You must be an existing worker in the Building and Construction Industry with at least one month of employment with your employer to be eligible for CSQ funding. This can be full-time, part-time or casual/contract employment. A letter from your employer must be provided for proof.

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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