Gain the Qualification required to become a

Pool Builder.

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Qualification Description

CPC40820- Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building reflects work undertaken by individuals who build and install swimming pools and spas. The work covers a range of trade-related skills associated with in-ground and above-ground pools and spas, as well as planning and project management skills.

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 the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement.

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 much does this course cost?

The course fees are $4,000.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.

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 for CPC40820- Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building issued by Best Option Training 41246

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 10 elective units

The elective units must be selected as follows:

  • 6 units must be selected from Group A
  • up to 4 units can be selected from Group B
  • 1 unit can be selected from any current training package or accredited course if it maintains the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification, contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and does not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.
Core units
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4007Plan building and construction work
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCSPS4001Investigate and prepare swimming pool site
CPCSPS4002 Select, procure and store construction materials for swimming pool and spa projects
Group A: Specialist Trade Skills elective units
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCON3046 Repair and rectify concrete
CPCCCO4001Supervise concreting work
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWF3008 Tile pools and spas
CPCSPS4003 Install swimming pool and spa subsoil drainage
CPCSPS4004 Install swimming pool and spa circulation systems and components
CPCSPS4005 Install prefabricated fibreglass swimming pools
CPSSPS4006 Apply sprayed concrete to shape and finish swimming pools and spas
CPCSPS4007 Commission ancillary swimming pool and spa systems and hand over to client
CPCSPS4008 Install above-ground swimming pools
CPCSPS4009Undertake interior finishing of swimming pools and spas
CPCSPS4010 Lay swimming pool and spa coping
CPCSPS4011 Install precast concrete swimming pools
CPPSPS4017 Detect leaks in swimming pools and spas
Group B: Business Skills elective units
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniques
BSBPMG430Undertake project work
BSBESB305 Address compliance requirements for new business ventures
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
BSBLDR4014Lead team effectiveness
BSBESB406Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures
BSBSUS411Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4024Resolve business disputes

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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