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CPC40110

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ashmore Start date: 24 Oct 2022 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
CSQ funded
$1,520
Full Fee
$7,185

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:

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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 Level Skills and Apprentice Advance Plus programs - this course is subsidised under one of these programs. 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 3 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSMB406A
    Manage small business finances
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSMB406A
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement, monitor and review strategies for the ongoing management of a small business's finances. It also includes day to day financial management of the small business.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage small business finances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4001A
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). To successfully construct low rise buildings requires a thorough knowledge of the purpose and content of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), coupled with the ability to interpret other codes and standards related to a specific building.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4002A
    Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4002A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct an OHS risk analysis, including the inspection of workplaces for hazards. The development and implementation of appropriate responses, including responses required by state or territory legislation and regulations, to mitigate the risks are also addressed. The unit requires candidates to have a comprehensive and appropriate understanding of the complex range of legislative and workplace requirements to manage risk in building and construction workplaces.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4003A
    Select and prepare a construction contract
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4003A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Select and prepare a construction contract

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4004A
    Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4004A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4005A
    Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4005A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce schedules of resource requirements so that orders can be placed for materials and labour for residential and commercial projects and to record and track costs as they are incurred. Knowledge of codes, regulations and approval processes, contractor systems, physical resource and supplier identification and the ability to assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4006B
    Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4006B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the systems through which materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for projects described by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as low rise building or construction work (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Class 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for low rise projects.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4007A
    Plan building or construction work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4007A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan on-site activities, including the employment of physical and human resources and the development of documentation and advice for relevant authorities concerning residential and commercial projects. The ability to identify appropriate resources and suppliers, and assess the availability of and requirements for skilled labour are essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan building or construction work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4008B
    Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4008B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise implementation of administration processes relating to residential and commercial construction projects. The ability to administer payments, supervise on-site communications, ensure compliance with quality control and complete record keeping processes is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4009B
    Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4009B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply legal requirements to building and construction projects of residential and low rise commercial buildings (low rise' licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction). Application of legal requirements includes the capacity to ensure compliance with all contractual requirements. A thorough knowledge of the application of current legal and regulatory requirements is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4010B
    Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4010B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4011B
    Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4011B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings, which are typically commercial structures classified in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres but not including Type A or Type B construction. Knowledge of the application of structural principles in accordance with Australian standards is essential.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4012B
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4012B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $7,185
Eagle Farm
25 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week - teacher-assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
24 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
Ashmore
17 Apr 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
Gympie
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
Hervey Bay
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 6 weeks per unit
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $7,185
Eagle Farm
25 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week - teacher-assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
24 Oct 2022
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
Ashmore
17 Apr 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
Gympie
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
Hervey Bay
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Self-paced
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 6 weeks per unit
Mixed mode
  • CSQ funded: $1,520
  • Full fee: $7,185
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $7,185

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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110)
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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Important Information

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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 covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, hair protection, and 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.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by CPC40120 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction, as of 26 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 31 January 2024. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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
  • Federation University
  • 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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