Course Overview

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with clients.
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


of this qualification may be required.

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Occupational title may include:

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 included 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: $14,000.00

Enrolment Fee: $150.00

Material Fee: $250.00


Face to Face


 86 Weeks


Monthly Intake


Format and Packaging Rules

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

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 13 core units
  • 5 elective units.

The elective units must be selected as follows:

  • a minimum of 3 elective units must be from Group A units below
  • a maximum of 2 further elective units may be from Group B units below
  • 1 elective unit may be from Diploma level in from CPC08 or another endorsed Training Package, provided that the industry context of the qualification is maintained
  • 2 elective units may be from any Certificate IV in CPC08
  • 1 elective unit may be from any Advanced Diploma in CPC08.

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

BSBOHS504B - Apply principles of OHS risk management

BSBPMG505A - Manage project quality

BSBPMG508A - Manage project risk

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

CPCCBC4003A - Select and prepare a construction contract

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

CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

CPCCBC4013A - Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC5001B - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for medium rise building projects

CPCCBC5002A - Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects

CPCCBC5003A - Supervise the planning of on-site medium rise building or construction work

CPCCBC5010B - Manage construction work

CPCCBC5018A - Apply structural principles to the construction of medium rise buildings

Elective Units

CPCCBC4011B - Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

CPCCBC5011A - Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

CPCCBC5012A - Manage the application and monitoring of energy conservation and management practices and processes

CPCCBC5004A - Supervise and apply quality standards to the selection of building and construction materials

CPCCBC5007B - Administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor


Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package (CPC), ICV requires its participants to meet the following criteria:

  • Australian Year 11 or equivalent OR
  • Mature age (at least 20 years of age)
  • Meet the Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements, ICV conducts LLN entry test at the time of enrolment.
  • Applicants should possess basic computer and telecommunication skills


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

Pathways from CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Pathways out of 
Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:
CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Or 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.


Please contact our college to talk to our support team who can assist you with this information.