CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

 RPL & Skills Recognition  Smart & Skilled

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government


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.


Career Opportunities

  • Builder/Construction Manager
  • Building Site Manager/Supervisor
  • Trade Contractor


Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can undertake further study in CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Further information on this qualification can be found by contacting our Student Support Team

 Course Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to undertake assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected
Unit Outline

Train n Trade will offer a standard package of units of competency but alternate units will be made available as required if they are within the capabilities of the organisation and the assessment staff. The suggested package is:

Code Title Core/Elective
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects Core
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace Core
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract Core
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering Core
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects Core
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work Core
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on site supervision of building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions Core
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions Core
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances Core
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects Elective
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes Elective
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry Elective
Licensing/Regulatory Information

Scope of work

Any work that is residential building work under the Home Building Act 1989 which involves construction of a dwelling, or alterations or additions to a dwelling. It also includes repairing, renovating, decorating or applying protective treatment to a dwelling.

For licensing purposes, works considered to fall within the class of building include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • garage, carport and shed construction/erection (including kits)
  • bathroom, kitchen or laundry renovations
  • swimming pool building and structural landscaping
  • screened, glass or pool enclosures
  • atriums, conservatories
  • house lifting (ie. permanently raising the height of an existing structure)
  • removal and resiting of dwellings
  • saunas and steam rooms.

Any contract for general building work can include any specialist work that is integral to the overall work, but such work must be carried out by the holder of an endorsed contractor licence or qualified supervisor certificate in the relevant category of specialist work.


Experience Requirements

Applicants must show at least 2 years relevant industry experience in a wide range of building construction work where the majority of the experience was obtained within 10 years of the date on which the application is made.

“Experience” means experience gained by the applicant as:

a) an employee of, or
b) a holder of a supervisor certificate and as a nominated supervisor for the contractor licence held by, or
c) a holder of an endorsed contractor licence contracted to, or
d) a holder of a supervisor certificate in the capacity of a nominated supervisor for a contractor licence held by an individual, partnership or corporation contracted to,

the holder of a contractor licence authorising the holder to do the class of residential building work in which the experience was gained (“the Work”), where the applicant, during the relevant period, was:

  • supervised and directed in the doing of the Work by the holder of an endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate authorising its holder to supervise the Work, and this is verified in the Relevant Application Form; and
  • remunerated with money in accordance with law for the Work which the applicant carried out.


Qualification requirements

Certificate IV in Building and Construction including (BCGBC4001A or CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects, BCGBC4002A or CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace, BCGBC4003A or CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract, BCGBC4004A or CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects, BCGBC4005A or CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering, BCGBC4006A or CPCCBC4006A or CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects, BCGBC4007A or CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work, BCGBC4008A or CPCCBC4008A or CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of the building and construction project, BCGBC4009A or CPCCBC4009A or CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects, BCGBC4010A or CPCCBC4010A or CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions, BCGBC4011A or CPCCBC4011A or CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low-rise constructions, BSBSBM406A or BSBSMB406A or BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances, BCGBC4012A or CPCCBC4012A or CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications, BCGBC4018A or CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set out procedures to building and construction projects, BCGBC4024A or CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes.)

PLUS any one of the following:

  • a current Carpentry or Bricklaying contractor licence qualification
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) CPC50210 including the following units (CPCCBC5004A Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials, CPCCBC5005A Select and manage building and construction contractors, CPCCBC5007A or CPCCBC5007B Administer the legal obligations of a building and construction contract, CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods in medium rise construction projects.)
  • Bachelor of Housing from an Australian University or a Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture, Housing, Construction, Construction Management, Construction Economics, Applied Science (Building), Quantity Surveying from an Australian University.
LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Train N Trade we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.

 Credit Transfer

A credit transfer recognises previous learning undertaken at one institution or provider as being equivalent to the learning undertaken at another institution or provider. Credit transfer may be granted for individual units of competence which are deemed to be equivalent. In general, the outcome of a successful application for credit transfer is advanced standing into your desired course. This means that you may be granted an exemption for a particular unit of competence for the course in which you are enrolled. In this way, you will not be required to repeat your previous learning. Credit transfer reduces unnecessary duplication and increases your capacity to maximise your career and employment opportunities. If you think you are eligible for credit transfer please contact our office to arrange an application form being provided.

 Participant Outcomes


Surveyed graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.


Surveyed graduates of this course who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.


Surveyed graduates of this course who have enrolled in additional training or education.



Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

 Ready to start?

RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.


1. Skills Review

You need to have current industry experience that can be validated in order to qualify for this RPL program.
When you contact us we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether the RPL process is right for you.


Evidence of your skills and knowledge may take a variety of forms and include existing qualifications or statement of attainment you may hold from prior training, resume, references from current and past employers, work samples.
You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your competence in each unit of competency in your chosen qualification.

Your assessor will explain the documents and evidence required to be submitted to Train n Trade as part of your portfolio. You will also be required to have a detailed competency conversation with your assessor, also your assessor may choose to perform a practical observation at your work site.


You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our assessor. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation
Where gap training is required you will need to complete a theory or practical assessment as required.


Upon successful completion of all units of competency within the qualification, you will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification. Alternatively, a National Recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units of competency that have been successfully completed, if you do not meet the full qualification criteria.

Smart & Skilled

General Eligibility

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding at the time of enrolment in an approved qualification you must either:

  • Live or work in NSW (determined by postcode of the usual place of residence or place or work); OR
  • Live in a defined interstate NSW border area (as identified by a postcode in the list set out in the Operating Guidelines) and is Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

You must also:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or permanent Australian resident; or humanitarian visa holder; or New Zealand citizen, and
  • Are aged 15 years or older, and
  • Are no longer in secondary education, and
  • Comply with any relevant program eligibility criteria outline

Full Qualification Eligibility

In addition to the general eligibility, to be able to receive subsidised funding under Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualification Program you must not have completed a post-school qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.

Note that if a person acquires a disability after completion of post-school qualification at Certificate IV level or higher and needs retraining in a new entry level career, and provides sufficient evidence that the qualification is necessary as part of a rehabilitation program and that the injury was sustained post school qualification then that person will be eligible to receive Subsidised Training in that Qualification.

To find out if you are eligible for this government funding, try our quick eligibility check. 

Fee for Service

RPL & Skills Recognition:
Price: $4,800
(You will only be required to make a payment of $1500 upfront. The remainder will be paid via weekly instalments over a period of 6 weeks after commencement.)