Our online building courses make it easy for you to study and learn. So whether you’re hard pressed to get to a trade school after work or simply don’t have a trade school close by, you can still gain your building qualifications. Study from the comfort of your own home, with the support of experienced and dedicated trainers who are there to help you succeed.

TIV is proud to offer a range of online building courses that equip students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed.

These courses are completed by hundreds of students each year. You’ll graduate with the same qualification as those attending full time face to face classes.

“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”

Sam Lloyd
Former Western Bulldogs player
Completed CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction 

Learn from anywhere in Australia 

It doesn’t matter where you are in the country. As long as you have wi-fi access, you can enroll and begin studying for your building qualification.

Join a diverse range of students from across Australia and be part of TIV’s renowned inclusive online classrooms.

No more sitting in traffic to get to your course 

For some of you, we know it’s no fun being stuck in peak hour traffic as you try to get from your job site to our training facilities. Our online courses eliminate this by allowing you to study in the comfort of your own home.

Imagine being able to finish work, go home, have a shower and a bite to eat before settling in to do your classes. You’ll be less tired and more alert to learning.

Our trainers are here for you 

Never done an online course before? Wondering whether you can learn that way? No need to worry. Because at TIV, we have the best and most experienced trainers in the business. They are renowned for going above and beyond for their students.

There are no silly questions and nobody is left behind. By joining this course, you become a valued member of the TIV family.

You’ll receive all the support you need to help you succeed.


How It Works

With all of your resources and links sent via email, all you need is a computer for TIV’s online building and construction courses.

Once Enrolled

Once enrolled up you will receive an email with a link to Dropbox that will have all of your resources on it.


You will have the link sent by email to click on and join into the class online through your laptop/computer. We recommend having headphones to listen 

Having technical troubles?

TIV has a student support team available 6 days a week to help you with anything. Ranging from computer troubles to help explaining questions in your assignments.

Building and Construction Courses Online – Prerequisites

If you’re looking to get your start in the building and construction industry, and possibly even move into an Estimating, Site Management or Project Management role, then these courses allow you to study with convenience.

You don’t need any construction industry experience to enroll in most courses. However, previous experience or related skills such as those listed below can be an advantage.

In order to enrol, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a computer or laptop with Microsoft office (or equivalent). An iPad is not suitable.
  • Internet access for the duration of the course
  • WhatsApp downloaded for class interaction
  • Video access for Zoom calls
  • Availability at scheduled class times
  • Can read, write and speak English competently
  • Have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment


TIV’s Virtual Classroom is available for the following courses:


Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Designed for Certificate IV graduates who aspire to be builders in medium-rise residential and commercial construction.
Short Course
Computer Software Estimating
The Computer Software Estimating course offers a three-Saturday classes to train student with Buildxact

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government Funding available?

Yes, TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

To confirm if you’re eligible for government funding, check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss your options.

Are these courses Nationally Recognised?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification.

Do I have to live in Victoria?

No, only Victoria residents are eligible for the Skills First Government Funding. If you are from interstate you are able to enrol in the course but will have to pay the full fee.

I want my Builders License. What is the next step I should take?

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registers builders once it has established through its assessment processes that you are a suitable candidate for registration. This involves a searching assessment of your skills and knowledge, coupled with evidence of at least 3 years’ experience involved in running building projects.

The CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the VBA. Accordingly, it is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.

This when then be followed up with a CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

What do I need to supply to be able to participate in the Virtual Classroom?
  • A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office (not an iPad)
  • A mobile phone or landline for dialling into the Audio Conference
  • Internet access
  • Being available during the hours set on the timetable
  • WhatsApp downloaded
  • Video access for ZOOM
Other than at timetabled sessions, is there any extra support available to me in this course if I need it?

Yes, there are support sessions provided every Saturday morning (except for long weekends) via Zoom. These sessions are open to any current TIV student. Individualised additional training and support is also available through the Student Support Team.

You can also call the office on 9399 9511 between 9am and 5pm and get some help from student support.

What if I am not good with technology?

TIV has a range of training available. When we review your application and can see you may need extra assistance we will call you and help set up everything you need. We will also send through guides in emails.

There is also Student Support available 6 days a week.