CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Overview

  • Qualification Code and Name

    CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • Duration

    up to 26 weeks with term break of 2 weeks

  • Fee

    AUD 4000.00 (includes tuition fees of $3750 and application fees of $250.00)

    Note: SIA does not accept more than AUD 1,500 at one given time in advance. If fee is more than AUD 1,500, SIA will provide with easy payment arrangements.

  • Delivery Mode

    Blended Delivery (RPL and gap training along with Self-directed learning)

  • Qualification Description

    This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

    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.

    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 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 builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

  • Target Clients


    Domestic students who are:

    • Existing Workers in the Building and Construction Industry

    Learners with experience in the relevant industry or education can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. Please refer to ‘RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFER’ section or contact us.

  • Course Units
    Core Units
    BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
    CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
    CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
    CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
    CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
    CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
    CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
    CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
    CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
    Elective Units
    CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
    BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets
    CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
  • Study Load

    In case of gap training identified, Training and assessment will be conducted 20 hours per week at the student’s workplace and students are expected to spend the allocated SDL hours for each unit.

    Please speak to your trainer/assessor for further information.

  • Delivery Location

    Training and assessment will be conducted by Sherwood Institute of Australia (SIA) at students’ own workplace. SIA expects the full cooperation of the workplace management staff during the course delivery at the workplace.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

    However, Sherwood Institute has got its own admission requirements:

    • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
    • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
    • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Pathways

    Career Pathways

    This certificate will allow you to further your career in many facets of the building and construction industry. With additional experience, you could progress into following roles:

    • Builder/Construction Manager
    • Building Estimator/Scheduler
    • Building Site Manager/Supervisor
    • Contract Administrator


    Pathway from The Qualification

    After achieving CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), individuals could progress to Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) or higher education qualifications in Building and construction sector.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf)

    Credit Transfer

    Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf)

    You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.