What is the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course all about?

What is the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course all about?


The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course covers key skills and knowledge needed by builders and other building professionals working in the domestic sector of the building industry.


By undertaking the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course, you will learn to run a small to medium size construction business and take overall responsibility for completing the construction of a residential building. You will develop your skills and knowledge in:


  • Managing a small business
  • National Construction Codes
  • Structural principles for low-rise buildings
  • Applying for building permits
  • Preparing building contracts
  • Interpreting building plans and specifications
  • Planning building work
  • Site set-out
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements
  • Supervising and overseeing building work


The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is a pathway to becoming a Registered Domestic Builder in Victoria. Read more about Pathways to Builders Registration here. Other job opportunities upon completion of the course include: Estimator, Site Manager, Site Supervisor, Contract Administrator or Domestic Builder.


What do you need before you start?

Parker Brent will conduct a pre-training review to make sure this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience. All participants will need to be currently working in the Building and Construction industry and hold a Construction Induction Card (White Card).


How long will the course take?

Classes are held 2 nights a week from 5:30pm to 9:30pm and the course will run for 34 weeks. There are some breaks during the program and a full delivery schedule will be provided to you prior to course commencement.


What units are covered?

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification is made up of 16 units. To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in all units. Below is a list of units included in the qualification delivered by Parker Brent:

Core Units
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 materials 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
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
Elective Units
CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning


Need more information?

Click here for Course Information, Fee Information or call Parker Brent on 1300 773 737 for detailed information about this training program and upcoming classes.