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Take the first steps in becoming a licenced Builder

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Qualification Description

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.

Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand

The qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

Cert IV Building and cons

Low-rise construction is one of the leading growth sectors in Australia and has been for many years. Completion of this nationally accredited qualification will provide you with the knowledge and validation to move towards becoming a registered builder in most Australian states. With this qualification, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to potentially start your own business, run multiple building sites under your licence* and take advantage of this qualification, or scale your current business through the ability to quote and take on your own low-rise residential projects.

Outcomes:

  • Plan building construction work, apply structural principles and supervise on-site construction works;
  • Apply building codes and standards, manage legal requirements, maintain industry quality and understand building regulations.
  • Gain valuable business skills such as how to manage contracts and small business finances.
  • Pivotal skills to support the growth and development of any business.

Depending on your years of experience and skills gained over the years from your workplace, industry or previous studies, you may be eligible to receive credit through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program. This means you may potentially fast track your way to a formal qualification, save time and months’ worth of investment. 

The CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is one of our popular courses and provides candidates with the technical and managerial skills to become a Foreman and/or Site Manager for low-rise buildings and construction projects. 

This qualification is relevant to today’s current industry standards and reflects the skills and competencies needed to grow a successful career or business. 

*Please refer to your state building authority for further details regarding builders licence application.

Who should do it?

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

Course description

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction 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 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 this course cost?

The course fees are $3500.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1500 as a deposit.

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes 12 months to complete.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate IV  CPC40120- Certificate IV in Building and Construction. This is one of the licencing pathways for a builders licence.

Licencing rules are set by  Fair Trading.

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

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.

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.

Prerequisite requirements

Unit of competency Prerequisite requirement
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions. CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings.

CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings.

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

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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