CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required.

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CRICOS Course Code
Intake Dates
Every month on the 15th
52 weeks
Total Tuition Fees
AUD $11,000
Mode of Study
Resource Fees
AUD $0
Core Units
Application Fees
Onshore AUD $500
Offshore AUD $500
Elective Units
Delivery Mode
TAS – Tasmania Campus

Delivery Mode

The mode of delivery for the course delivery comprises of:

  • Face to face contact sessions
  • Online activities using web-based software
  • Simulated/Practical Activities
  • One to one time with their trainer
  • Scheduled contact hours will equal or be greater than an average of 20 hours per week.

This qualification will be delivered at the following locations:


Delivery Location:  245 Main Rd DERWENT PARK TAS 7009

Entry/ Exit points

A student may exit from this qualification at any time with a Statement of Attainment for any units of competency completed successfully up to that point.


Further Education

Diploma Level:

  • CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction
  • CPC50320 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

 Employment Pathway

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Construction Manager
  • Building Supervisor
  • Project Manager (Construction)

Eligibility/ Entry requirements

The Training Package does not specify any entry requirements. However, Unity School of Education requires learners to be a minimum of 16 years of age and have at least a Certificate III level trade qualification preferably from CPC Training Package, or have at least 2 – 3 years of trade/industry experience. It also requires learners to demonstrate they have sound Language, Literacy, and Numeracy skills (LLN).

International Students will require to demonstrate their English Language proficiency to the minimum level of 6 in IELTS or equivalent. Successful completion of Certificate III level qualification in Australia during the last 12 months will be considered equivalent to the IELTS requirements.

Recognition of prior learning & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

 Prospective learners will be made aware of the RPL policy and process prior to enrolment into the program, via discussions, orientation, Pre-Enrolment and Post Enrolment student information, and the Unity School’s website.

Learners can demonstrate competency through formal, non-formal and informal learning:

  • Formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree);
  • Non-formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs conducted by a business); and
  • Informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities (for example the acquisition of interpersonal skills developed through several years as a sales representative).

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any class/workshop opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.


Credit Transfer

Unity School recognizes the AQF Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Registered Training Organisation.


A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualification and the choice of strategy is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit demonstrations, observation, projects, presentations, knowledge tests, reports and interviews.

Unit Lisitings

The following course have a total of 13 units of competency:

  • 11 core units
  • 8 elective units.
Unit CodeUnit NameCore or Elective
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildingsCore
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplaceCore
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction workCore
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4010Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructionsCore
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specificationsCore
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawingsCore
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4021Minimize waste on the building and construction siteCore
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildingsCore
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationshipsElective
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniquesElective
BSBWRT411Write complex documentsElective
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contractElective
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projectsElective
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for orderingElective
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projectsElective
CPCSUS4002Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildingsElective