Our CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is an online course that makes it easy for you to study and learn.

So whether you’re fresh out of school or currently working in another field, this course is designed with flexibility in mind. Hold down your current job or start a part time job while also studying for your qualification. And complete most of it in the comfort of your own home, while still getting the full support of experienced trainers.

The construction industry is filled with opportunity and this is your chance to get your start.

Don’t Delay – Places Are Limited


Start Date 11th of October 2021

Don’t miss out on your chance to become part of one of Australia’s biggest and most versatile industries.

Trade Institute of Victoria – CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

TIV is proud to deliver a CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) online course that equips students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed. This is a course that’s been completed by people of all ages and from all types of backgrounds. It’s even a favourite among first grade AFL players looking to a career beyond football.

This certificate, along with three years of practical experience in the building industry, is a common pathway to becoming a Registered Builder. It is also a pathway to roles such as Project Manager, Estimator, Site Manager, Private Building Inspector or Contract Administrator.

Learn in the Comfort of Your Own Home 

The CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Online allows you to learn and gain your industry recognised qualification from the comfort of your own home.

You can hold down a job and still have time to do this course. Because you won’t have to worry about rushing to class through peak hour traffic, and being at the Williamstown site.

You can head home, have a shower and grab a bite to eat before settling in for your online learning. Dress for comfort and be more at ease in your own environment. This will make learning a whole lot easier.

Plus you’ll learn valuable technical skills like how to use Zoom that you can then use in your construction industry job.

Course Details

The course runs for 6 months with additional training and support provided via our Student Support Program. We do this to ensure no one is left behind.

Students are required to be present for online classes for two 3 hour evening sessions per week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

There will also be two compulsory face to face sessions. One is known as Super Saturday where we inspect TIV buildings under construction around Melbourne. The other will also take place on a Saturday and will involve a site visit, inspecting private buildings under construction.

What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the building and construction industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:

What's Included?

Each student receives a package of material valued at $300 containing:

• The National Construction Code
• The Australian House Building Manual
• The Guide to Standards and Tolerances
• Forms and templates that can be badged and branded to be used for your own future use

We Teach in a Way to Ensure You’re Successful

We know that learning how to build, as well as all the things that go with it like applying for permits, can be overwhelming. That’s why we have great instructors that are experienced but also understand that different people learn in different ways.

We want you to pass. And we want you to feel confident in your capabilities at the end of the Certificate IV.

That’s why we offer one-on-one Zoom or face-to-face training support. Our trainers have helped hundreds of students from a variety of backgrounds just like you to pass the course. They’ll sit with you and help you with anything you’re struggling with. Whether you need some help with the technology or don’t understand how to use the Building Code, they’ll talk you through it and make sure you learn.

You can also attend Saturday tutorials at our training centre if you feel like you need ongoing face to face support.

And all our classes are live so you can ask any questions you need to while they’re fresh in your mind.

Delivery & Duration

The course is delivered over 6 months. It is comprised of 30 weeks of timetabled training followed by a 10-week phase during which any additional training and support is provided via our Student Support Program. We do this to ensure that no one is left behind.

Students are required to attend timetabled training for two 3 hour evening sessions per week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Site-based practical projects are also included in the timetabled delivery phase.

Course Dates & Locations
  • Virtual Classroom – 11th of October 2021 (Monday and Wednesday nights)
  • Virtual Classroom – 26th of October 2021 (Tuesday and Thursday nights)

TIV also has a full-time delivery of our CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). The duration of the full-time course is 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) for 3 weeks. To do the course you also need at least 5 years of experience in he building industry. More information can be found here.

  • Virtual Classroom – 8th of December 2021 (Full-time course)
Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program


JobTrainer Fee

The fee if you are eliglbe for JobTrainer. Click here to view.

Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Whatever your financial position, don’t let it stop you from gaining your Certificate IV. We also have payment plans that can help you afford the course.

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

Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Units of Delivery
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 scheduling for ordering
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4007A Plan building and construction work
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principals to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principals to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
BSBITU212 Create and use spreadsheets
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

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 this is the course for you.

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

    • Competitive tendering
    • Logistics
    • Property maintenance

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

  • Be eighteen (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

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

Sam Lloyd
Western Bulldogs
Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government funding available?

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

If your highest qualification is years 10-12, or a Certificate I, II or III level or equivalent, you may be eligible to access government funding for this course.

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.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

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

  • (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
If I choose the Virtual Classroom option, are there any face to face classes I need to attend?

Yes, there will be two compulsory Saturday sessions where you will attend face to face. One will be a Super Saturday (inspecting TIV buildings under construction). The other will be a site visit (inspecting private buildings under construction). These will be located around Melbourne.

What does the student 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
What are the career pathways from the (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)?

Job opportunities from the course involve:

  • Registered Building Practitioner
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Contract Administration
  • Private Building Inspector
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) at our Williamstown campus. 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.

When I complete this qualification will I be a Registered Builder?

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 (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) 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.

Do you 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.

What will the (CPC40110) Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification help you with?
  • Increase your job opportunities and knowledge in the Building and Construction Industry.
  • Gain expertise and abilities to support your Domestic Builder Limited (DB-L)  Registered Building Practitioner application and contribute to Domestic Builder – Unlimited (DB-U) application.
  • Learn about building codes, preparing contracts and building permits, regulations, read and interpret plans, and building project management.
I want my Builders License. What is the next step I should take?

The next step is to contact TIV on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss the best options that would suit your needs. TIV runs a Become a Registered Builder (BARB) Program for existing students. This has been established as an extra support for you after the completion of the Certificate IV and Diploma in Building and Construction- to support you achieve your Building Licence.

More information can be found at info@becomeabuilder.com.au