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  • CPC40110

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Builder
  • Construction Managers
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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Course overview

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.

As the demand for more technical skills emerges in the construction industry, people with higher level qualifications will be in demand. Job openings for this type of work are predicted to be between 25,000 and 50,000 in the next five years across Australia.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBSMB406A
Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4001A
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4002A
Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4003A
Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005A
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006B
Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4007A
Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008B
Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009B
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010B
Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4011B
Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B
Read and interpret plans and specifications

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CPCCBC4016A
Administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4013A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
BSBSMB401A
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCCBC4018A
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
Sunshine Coast
CPCCBC4016A
Administer a construction contract
BSBITU202
Create and use spreadsheets
Gold Coast
CPCCBC4016A
Administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4013A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Darling Downs and South West
BSBSMB401A
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCCBC4016A
Administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4013A
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Other
BSBLDR403
Lead team effectiveness
BSBWOR402A
Promote team effectiveness
CPCCBC4014A
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4020A
Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • hold a trade qualification (Certificate III) in the Construction industry (evidence such as trade certificate, Certificate III or QBCC Trade Licence must be supplied. Please note: students that only hold an electrical work licence in Queensland but not an electrical trade qualification (Certificate III) are not eligible to receive funding).
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland