TIV’s CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction is our most popular course, designed to enhance your Building and Construction skills in just 31 weeks. This online program is also fully funded by the Government if you’re eligible.

Course Highlights:

  • Interactive online classes and practical activities at simulated and approved construction sites.
  • Develop skills in low-rise construction, relevant legislation, operations, and quality management, building technology, and business management.
  • Additional learning available with an extra 4 units to include our site management stream.

Course Benefits:

  • Improve job prospects in the building industry.
  • Gain hands-on experience through a blend of theory and practical learning.
  • Each student receives a resources package valued at $500, including:

Electronic copies of:

Hard Copies:

Course Duration:

  • 2 online classes per week (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) options to select either Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu.
  • 4 Compulsory face to face Saturday practical site classes over the duration of the course.
  • 31 weeks to complete the course plus,
  • Up to 12 weeks of additional student support if required.

Teaching Approach:

  • Current industry-focused skills with a mix of theory and hands-on experience.
  • Personalised learning environment with experienced trainers.

Why Study with TIV?

Course Fees:

  1. Flexible payment plans available.
  2. Eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth funding.
  3. Skills First Government Funding available for Victoria residents.

Click here for our full fees schedule.

Course Entry Requirements:

18 years or older.

English Language:
Proof of meeting one of the following:

  • Passed VCE English or VCE ESL at year 12 level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated sufficient LLN skills through pre-training review process.

Pre-Training Review:
Evaluation includes assessment of:

  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy skills.
  • Understanding of course structure.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Motivation for course enrolment.

Course Entry Requirements:
No specific requirements or preferred pathways.

Computer Requirements:

  • Laptop Computer
  • Laptop Charger
  • Internet access
  • Smartphone (where required for photos)
  • Licensed Version Windows Office Products (Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • WhatsApp
  • Microphone and Webcam

The qualification is intended to be delivered as an entire qualification at the completion of which the student will be awarded a certificate. However, a student will be issued with a statement of attainment for all units of competency successfully completed if he/she is unable to complete the qualification or chooses to withdraw from the course.

Units of Delivery:

This qualification includes units of competence as per the Qualification Rules and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Our Student Support Team, comprising Trainers and Assessors, offers additional training to students upon request or when needed, even outside scheduled sessions.

CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4026 Arrange building applications and approvals

*Qualification release number #7

To enrol click here or if you had more questions, please send us an enquire or call our friendly course advisors’ team on: 03 9399 9511.

Career Opportunities:

This course opens doors to roles like Construction Supervisor, Site Manager, Site Supervisor, and Leading Hand.
Read more about these roles here: https://www.tiv.vic.edu.au/construction-roles-and-what-you-can-expect-to-earn

Progression Options:

Consider further courses for becoming a registered builder:

  1. CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction
  2. Builders Registration (12 weeks Course)

“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 to me?

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.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

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

  • CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction
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 online Zoom meeting. 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?

Completing the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction is a significant step toward becoming a registered builder. However, it doesn’t automatically grant you registration. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) assesses candidates for registration based on their skills, knowledge, and experience. To become a registered builder, you’ll need to demonstrate at least 3 years of experience in running building projects, along with successfully completing the assessment processes conducted by the VBA.

While the Certificate IV course covers some areas assessed by the VBA, we recommend completing the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction as well. This will provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge necessary for your application to the VBA, increasing your chances of successfully obtaining registration as a builder.

Please call our course advisors team to find out more on 03 9399 9511.

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 to help you achieve this goal.

What is the difference between all the variations of Certificate IV Building and Construction courses?

The Trade Institute of Victoria offers the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) with two additional add on streams to help give you extra qualifications with your certificate if you like. Please note these extra units will provide you with a statement of attainment and in combination with the Building course a Certificate once completed with these additional units included.

Site Management Stream– is designed for those wishing to become site managers and project managers. It equips students with the skills to effectively manage a construction site.

Project Support Estimating Stream – TIV’s CPC40320 – Certificate IV in Building Project Support [Estimating Stream Electives] is tailored for estimators, schedulers, and contract administrators in construction. It equips them to prepare estimates, handle subcontractor claims, and manage contracts effectively.

Please call our course advisors team to find out more on 03 9399 9511.

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 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 [email protected]