CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
ABOUT THIS COURSE
The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is a nationally recognised qualification covers the skills and knowledge relating to the construction and management of residential and commercial low rise building projects.
It gives existing tradespeople the opportunity to advance their career to become a licensed low-rise builder through the QBCC in Queensland.
Core offers all students the opportunity to obtain recognition of their existing skills and knowledge gained through their years on the tools. This means you only train in areas that you are not currently familiar with and can reduce the duration of your course significantly.
There are no specific listed physical attributes that a student is required to have to undertake any of the units, however as construction is a physically demanding career, there is an expectation that students have the physical ability to perform tasks on a worksite as required.
Students are expected to demonstrate an adequate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills (to read and interpret building plans, specifications, contracts, codes and standards.
Students will also be required to undertake an online Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator prior to commencement.
This ensures that students have the necessary language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to succeed in their training and assessment. If you identify as needing additional support, or where we identify through our own testing that is required, a student support strategy will be developed and agreed upon between all parties prior to you starting the course.
As this is an online program in the training and assessment pathway, you will need access to a computer and have basic computer skills. If this is not possible, students will need to discuss with Core Industry Training their specific requirements and alternatives will be sought.
We also offer all students the opportunity to obtain recognition of their existing skills and knowledge gained through their relevant job experience and obtain credit for previous studies that directly correlate to the units we deliver. For more information see the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) tab below.
This qualification has been superseded and is currently in a transition to a new qualification. In line with our registering body requirements the existing qualification is still able to be enrolled in, completed and have qualifications issued. Core will be offering the new qualification within the next 6 – 12 months.
Training Location and Course Delivery
We structure the course to fit in with our students’ busy work schedule so offer the program as an online setting supported by learning materials. You will be provided with a trainer who still works in the industry to assist you work your way through the course.
Students may be required to undertake practical assessments using either video role plays, face to face with their trainer (as appropriate) or through live virtual observation assessments
Who Should Do This Course?
Existing tradespeople wanting the opportunity to advance their career to become a licensed low-rise builder through the QBCC in Queensland.
Students wishing to do this course can be provided with subsidised funding through Construction Skills Queensland.
Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.
There are strict eligibility rules around this funding, please call and talk to one of skills consultants who can help you identify if you meet these requirements.
Construction Skills Queensland: The cost for this subsidised training is $250.00*
Fee for Service: The fee for service charge of this course is $4,000 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.
Units of Competency
The following units of competency are included in the CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building). In order to be awarded this qualification, you must competently complete all of the requirements for each unit of study.
|Unit Code||Unit 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|
|CPCCBC4013A||Prepare and evaluate tender documentation||Elective|
|CPCCBC4014A||Prepare simple building sketches and drawings||Elective|
|CPCCBC4018A||Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects||Elective|
*Elective units are subject to change.
The following employment pathways may be available to students who complete this qualification – Qualified Low Rise Builder
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is designed for people currently working within the building and construction industry as a builder or building supervisor and want to be assessed for the qualification based on their current experience and skill levels.
The assessment will cover the key theory and practical areas related to the construction and management of residential and commercial low-rise building work. Your experience, knowledge and competence will be assessed against the 16 competencies of the qualification.
You must be able to demonstrate relevant experience to validate your ability to competently and successfully build and project manage both residential and low rise commercial buildings.
In brief, the assessment will consist of workplace visits or online visits, face to face or viritual observations and participating in competency conversations with your assessor where you will discuss the different aspects of each unit of competency in a bid to identify your current level of underpinning knowledge. It will also involve the gathering of evidence to show you have experience in the practical aspects of each unit of competency. You will also be required to obtain references from recent, qualified builders you have worked for or with.
The RPL process does not have a minimum time frame, although the average time taken to gather the required evidence and conduct the assessment will generally be around six to eight weeks.
Completion of certain units within this qualification can lead to restricted licences such as shopfitting or kitchen, bathroom and laundry installation. Please visit the QBCC website for full details of the units required.