Project Description

Gain the Qualification required to become a

Pool Builder.

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What is this course about?

The CPC40808- Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building provides an outcome in trade contracting for swimming pool and spa construction.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Swimming pool and spa builder.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working as a swimming pool and spa builder.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common supervision and planning skills for the construction industry, as well as elective units common to a range of Certificate IV in Building and Construction qualifications.

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 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.

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

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 at your workplace.

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

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate for CPC40808- Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building issued by Best Option Training 41246

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

18 units of competency made up of:

  • 17 core units
  • 7 elective units.

The elective unit from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or within CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package, ensuring the industry context of the qualification 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  
BSBCUS301BDeliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBSMB406AManage small business finances
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
CPCCBC4007APlan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008BConduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009BApply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4012BRead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014APrepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018AApply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4024AResolve business disputes
CPCCBC4034AApply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting
CPCCBC4048AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for swimming pools and spas
CPCCBC4049AApply structural principles to construction of swimming pools and spas
CPCCBC4050ASelect, procure and store construction materials for swimming pools and spa projects
Elective units 
BSBITU201Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU202Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU301Create and use databases
BSBMGT403Implement continuous improvement
BSBPMG404AApply quality management techniques
BSBPMG407AApply 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
BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness
BSBWRT401Write complex documents
CPCCBC4013APrepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4017AArrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
CPCCBC4019AApply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
CPCCBC4020ABuild thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4021AMinimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4025AManage personal work priorities and professional development
CPCCBC4031AProcess client requirements
CPCCBC4032AApply contract law to sales processes
CPCCBC4051ASupervise asbestos removal
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCSUS4001AImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
TAEDEL402Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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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