CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC40110 – CERTIFICATE IV IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (BUILDING)

 RPL & Skills Recognition

Overview

If you have a wide range of experience as a builder but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, than you’re in the right place. Getting your building experience and skills converted into a nationally recognised qualification is simple, fast and headache free! We will help you attain the right qualification and subjects you need for your building contractor’s licence.

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 3 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • Valid Identification
  • refernce letters from licenced builders you have worked with. If you are seeking an unrestricted builders licence in NSW, it is advisable that you have worked as an employee under a licensed building company and alongside a Qualified Building Supervisor for a minimum of 24months and during that time you were working on DA approved residential construction. Restricted licenses are available to those that do not readily meet the experience criteria. Speak to a course advisor to discuss.
  • Work samples and documents. This will include two residential sites (building classes 1 & 10) that you have been heavily involved in. You should be able to provide all major documents from council approvals, engineering certificates to related insurance papers and plans etc.
  • work samples and documents (such as tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised and issued by a Qualify Me! partner college. Now you can grab that licence!

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this RPL Program you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in:

Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Licensing

NSW

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.

Accessed on 1/8/16 from: DFT contractor’s licence

QLD

Scope of work

  • Building work on a class 1 or class 10 building
  • Building work on classes 2 to 9 buildings with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000m², but not including Type A or Type B construction
  • Building work that consists of non structural work on a building, regardless of—
    • the class of the building; or
    • the gross floor area of the building
  • Prepare plans and specifications if the plans and specifications are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally

Qualifications required

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

 

Experience required

Qualified in bricklaying/block laying or carpentry

Two years experience in:

  • the licence class scope of work, or
  • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

All other applicants

Four years experience in:

  • the licence class scope of work, or
  • other work the commission is satisfied is at least equivalent to experience in the scope of work for the class.

Accessed on 17/2/17 from: QBCC Building contractor’s licence

VIC

Scope of work

  • Building work on a class 1 or class 10 building
  • Building work on classes 2 to 9 buildings with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000m², but not including Type A or Type B construction
  • Building work that consists of non structural work on a building, regardless of—
    • the class of the building; or
    • the gross floor area of the building
  • Prepare plans and specifications if the plans and specifications are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally

Experience Requirement

You should be able to demonstrate the following experience with your application:

  • establishing the requirement for a building permit for the proposed domestic building work
  • applying for and obtaining a building permit for proposed work
  • complying with a building permit
  • arranging relevant certification of completed building work when required
  • producing cost estimates and quotations for the proposed work
  • identifying the need for, and establishing a major domestic building contract to undertake the work when required
  • undertaking relevant planning and preparation for construction
  • arranging for construction workers or sub- contractors to carry out construction works safely and competently
  • complying with site safety requirements, including the development, communication, monitoring and maintenance of site safety plans throughout the construction
  • ensuring site safety inductions are undertaken
  • supervising the carrying out of all construction work, ensuring compliance with the National Construction Code, Australian Standards and local authority requirements
  • ensuring construction is undertaken according to relevant provisions of safety and environmental legislation
  • rectifying, or arranging to have rectified, any faults or defects in construction work
  • maintaining communication with clients, architects, designers, building surveyors and other parties during construction
  • arranging any required protection works
  • engaging relevant trades to undertake regulated work such as plumbing work
  • interpreting plans, drawings and specifications relating to the work
  • setting out and preparing the site according to plans and specifications.

Qualifications required

There are no set qualification requirements available from VBA; however it is widely understood that the following nationally recognised qualifications may aid your application:

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Accessed on 1/8/16 from: VBA Domestic Building (Unlimited) contractor’s licence

ACT

Not available at this time

WA

Not available at this time

SA

Scope of Work (Residential building work ltd to National Construction Code Class 1 & 10)

Residential building work restricted to class 1 and 10 buildings. Includes construction, alteration, addition to and renovation of class 1 and 10 buildings.

Qualifications required

Certificate IV in Building and construction (Building)

Scope of Work (Residential building work ltd to National Construction Code Class 1 & 10 not exceeding three storey)

Residential building work restricted to class 1 and 10 buildings not exceeding three storey. Includes construction, alteration, addition to and renovation of class 1 and 10 buildings.

Qualifications required

Certificate IV in Building and construction (Building)

Accessed on 1/11/16 from: Building contractors licence

TAS

Not available at this time

NT

Not available at this time

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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.

Please note that this service is offered in partnership with our exclusive education facilitator, Qualify Me!

Process

1. FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. EVIDENCE PORTFOLIO
  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total).
  • Certificates/ transcripts from formal training
  • Work samples/change plans
  • Supervisor’s reports
  • Customer/client feedback
  • Position description
  • Response to questions/interview
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence.
3. SKILLS CHECK
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. QUALIFIED!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised.