CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction


CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.
Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.

Mode of Delivery

The course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom, online structured training and incorporates a simulated workplace environment and access to fully equipped training facilities at our campus. Flexible delivery is utilised at Valley International College. The various manners in which training and assessments are delivered cater to wider group of students.All units are delivered as stand-alone units’ delivery.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
However, Valley international College’s selection criteria is as follows:

  • Must be over the age of 18 or turning 18 years of age prior to commencement of their study
  • Must have their own laptop and appropriate software.
    Students must have completed minimum of AQF Level 3 in construction industry.
  • Must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 12 or higher.
  • Either a minimum IELTS* (Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course.
  • Valley International College will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English Language tests – TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English Advanced (CAE).
  • English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia. Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States.
    • OR
    • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
    • OR
    • Pre-entry Oxford Placement Test of result no less than B2 with no category lower than B1.

Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) on the orientation day to assist Valley International College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Valley International College.

Career Outcome

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand
Course Structure


  • CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
  • CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
  • CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects C
  • CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings


  • BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
  • CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
  • CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
  • BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

Tuition Fee (Onshore) : $18000
Resource Fee : $500
Enrolment Fee : $500 (Non-refundable)
Total Fee : $ 19000

Course Duration

52 Weeks (Including Holidays)

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  • Gold Coast

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