Project Description

Take the first steps in becoming a licenced Builder

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What is this course about?

The CPC40110- 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.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working in a building and construction environment.

Course description

CPC40110 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.

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 wifi 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 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

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 is it delivered?

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

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood or you’re workplace

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate IV  CPC40110- Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). This is one of the licencing pathways for a builders licence.

If you complete a CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry or a CPC30111 – Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying combined with this qualification these are the qualification componments.

Licencing rules are set by  Fair Trading

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

16 units of competency made up of:
13 core units
3 elective units.

The elective units must be selected as follows:

  • all three elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • two of the three elective units may be selected from Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from another endorsed Training Package or from CPC08, provided that at least one unit is from Certificate IV and the industry context is maintained.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units   
BSBSMB406AManage small business finances
CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4002AManage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4003ASelect and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004AIdentify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005AProduce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006BSelect, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4007APlan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008BConduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009BApply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010BApply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4011BApply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012BRead and interpret plans and specifications
Elective units  
BSBLDR403Promote team effectiveness
BSBITU201Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU202Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU301Create and use databases
BSBMGT403Implement continuous improvement
BSBPMG411Apply project quality management techniques
BSBPMG415Apply project risk management techniques
BSBPMG522Undertake project work
BSBSMB401Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB402Plan small business finances
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405Monitor and manage small business operations
BSBLDR402Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBWRT401Write complex documents
CPCCBC4013APrepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4014APrepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4015APrepare specifications for all construction works
CPCCBC4016AAdminister a construction contract
CPCCBC4017AArrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
CPCCBC4018AApply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4019AApply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
CPCCBC4020ABuild thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4021AMinimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4022ASupervise tilt-up work
CPCCBC4024AResolve business disputes
CPCCBC4025AManage personal work priorities and professional development
CPCCBC4026AArrange building applications and approvals
CPCCBC4051ASupervise asbestos removal
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCSUS4001AImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CPCSUS4002AUse building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
CPCSUS4003AMaximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills
HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
TAEDEL402Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

What do I need to bring?

  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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