Course Overview

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.

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Occupational titles may include:

Builder Construction manager.
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.



Tuition Fee: $8,500.00
Enrolment Fee: $250.00
Material Fee: $250.00


Face to Face


40 Weeks


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Format and Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 16 units of competency
  • 13 core units
  • 3 elective units.

The elective units must be selected as follows:

  • all three elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • two of the three elective units may be selected from Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from another endorsed Training Package or from CPC08, provided that at least one unit is from Certificate IV and the industry context is maintained.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core Units

BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances

CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

CPCCBC4002A - Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4003A - Select and prepare a construction contract

CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4005A - Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4006B - Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

CPCCBC4007A - Plan building or construction work

CPCCBC4008B - Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009B - Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

CPCCBC4011B - Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

CPCCBC4012B - Read and interpret plans and specifications

Elective Units

CPCCBC4020A - Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

CPCCBC4024A - Resolve business disputes

CPCCBC4013A- Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


Entry requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate IV level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent
  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (Academic or general version) or equivalent OR
  • IELTS  is not required if the student has 2 years of the Australian
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older

LLN Test (Not a barrier to entry)

ICV will conduct an LLN entry test on the orientation day. It is standard for all students to undertake LLN test on orientation day to assess their Language, Literacy and Numeracy level. LLN will be conducted to identify the right level of support for the student.

Clients with no formal qualification, although have experience in Building & Construction, supervisory or management experience is an advantage.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Learners can demonstrate competency through formal, non-formal and informal learning:

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formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree);

non-formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs conducted by a business); and informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities.

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any class/workshop opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.

Credit Transfer

RTO recognises the AQF Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Registered Training Organisation.


Educational Pathways

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Learners who successfully complete this qualification may also pathway into further study options including, but not limited to:

  • CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • 22268VIC – Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
  • Any other relevant qualification

Employment Pathways

This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in construction roles in businesses and other industries requiring building and construction qualification.