This is the qualification required to apply for a builders licence if you are not a Carpenter or Bricklayer

What is this course about?

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all included units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) requires assessment of units of competency that address the skills and knowledge of a builder in the construction industry.

The CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) in class training and assessment course is designed to enable potential builders and others in the industry to improve their business skills and technical knowledge so that they can successfully manage their building and construction business and projects. Participants will be assessed against skills and knowledge that meet current industry requirements for the building
sector

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working in a construction environment that would like to apply for a builders licence if they are not a Carpenter or Bricklayer.

This Double Qualification is the qualification required to apply for a builders licence if you are not a Carpenter or Bricklayer.

The CPC40120- Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of builders and supervisors of small to medium-sized building businesses, and those looking at furthering their career as a builder.

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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction manager.

CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) requires assessment of units of competency that address the skills and knowledge of a builder in the construction industry. Industry requires that assessment for all units of competency be undertaken in a real or accurately simulated workplace environment.

Participants resources that are required 

All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.

All participants will need basic computer skills and access to Wi-Fi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.

Are there any entry requirements?

  • Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.
  • All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi/.
  • You are currently working on active construction projects
  • You have more than three (3) years’ experience in the building and construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years)
  • You must be 15 years or older

How much does it cost?

This course is $7,000 with $100 deposit.
Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Self-paced online study. Online learning provides options for participants to learn in a self-paced environment. Perfect for those with busy schedules.

Tailored solutions. Need customised study options? We have tailored options to meet you or your staff needs. Ask our experienced consultants how we can tailor a program to meet your busy schedule, lifestyle, and budget.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Statement of Attainment for CPC40120 Cert IV in Building and Construction and CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction.

There may be some overlap depending on electives. Contact us to plan your units.

To achieve CPC40120 Cert IV in Building and Construction, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 19 units of competency:
  • 11 core units
  • 8 elective units.

To achieve the occupational outcome of Builder  electives must include:

  • All Group A elective units
  • Up to two elective units from either Group B or general electives.
  • One elective unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome

To achieve the occupation outcome of Site Manager  electives must include:

  • All Group B electives
  • Up to four elective units from either Group A or general electives.
  • One unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome

Prerequisite units

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Core Units
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
Elective Units
Group A - Building
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
Elective Units
Group B – Site Manager
CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4017Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
CPCCBC4052Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
CPCCCO4001Supervise concreting work
General Electives
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
BSBESB406Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBPEF501Manage personal and professional development
BSBPMG426Apply project risk management techniques
BSBPMG430Undertake project work
BSBWRT411Write complex documents
CPCBIM4001Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work
CPCBIM4002Use BIM processes to carry out construction work
CPCBIM4003Contribute to BIM deliverables for construction work
CPCCBC4015Prepare specifications for all construction works
CPCCBC4019Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
CPCCBC4020Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4022Supervise tilt-up work
CPCCBC4024Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4026Arrange building applications and approvals
CPCCBC4028Prepare design brief for construction works
CPCCBC5019Manage building and construction business finances
CPCSUS4001Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CPCSUS4003Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills

To achieve CPC50220 Diploma of Building and construction, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 27 units of competency:
  • 24 core units
  • 3 elective units
  • a maximum of one unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome.

Prerequisite units

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Core Units 
BSBOPS504Manage risk
BSBWHS513Lead WHS risk management
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4013Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
CPCCBC5001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
CPCCBC5002Monitor costing systems on complex building and construction projects
CPCCBC5003Supervise the planning of onsite building and construction work
CPCCBC5005Select and manage building and construction contractors
CPCCBC5007Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contractor
CPCCBC5010Manage construction work
CPCCBC5011Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction
CPCCBC5013Manage professional technical and legal reports on building and construction projects
CPCCBC5018*Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys
CPCCBC5019Manage building and construction business finances
Elective Units 
BSBPMG532Manage project quality
BSBPMG538Manage project stakeholder engagement
CPCCBC4052Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
CPCCBC5004Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials
CPCCBC5006Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building projects up to three storeys
CPCCBC5009Identify services layout and connection methods for Type C and B construction
CPCCBC5012Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes
CPCCBC6001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for large building projects
CPCCDE5001Conduct air monitoring and clearance inspections for asbestos removal work
CPCSUS5001Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
CPCSUS5002Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency
CPCSUS5003Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies
CPPDSM5022AImplement asset management plan

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.

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