Study Certificate 4 In Building & Construction Course - ICV
International College of Victoria


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.


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For Eligible Students in VIC
Blended Learning Online and Face to Face!


Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

  • Registered Builder
  • Construction Supervi sor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand

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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

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


Entry Requirments

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

  • Candidate must be aged 18 or above.
  • Australian Year 11 or equivalent OR Mature age (at least 20 years of age).
  • Meet the Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements; ICV conducts LLN assessment and a pre-training review at the time of enrolment. The applicant must obtain the required ACSF Level in LLN to enrol in this qualification.
  • Applicants should possess basic computer and telecommunication skills.

Educational Pathways

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may also pathway into further study options including, but not limited to:

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design
  • Any other relevant qualification

Format and Packaging Rules

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

  • 19 units of competency
  • 11 core units
  • 8 elective units.

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.


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings


Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Plan building or construction work


Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Minimise waste on the building and construction site


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings


Apply project quality management techniques


Select, prepare and administer a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects


Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings


Prepare and evaluate tender documentation


Arrange building applications and approvals

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:

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.

Employment Pathways

This certificate will allow the students to further career in many facets of the building and construction industry such as:

  • Builder/Construction Manager
  • Building Supervisor
  • Trade Contractor

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. ( You Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Residents residing in Victoria )