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. Further information about this option is under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Tab.

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.

Units

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.

Funding

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.

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.

Course Fees

Construction Skills Queensland:  The cost for this subsidised training is $250.00*

Fee for Service:  The fee for service charge of this course is $4,165 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.

Outcomes

On completion, you will be eligible to receive the qualification CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Educational pathways from this qualification include:

  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building/Construction (Building)
  • CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Employment Pathways
The following employment pathways are 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.

TIMEFRAME

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

Restricted Licences

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.