TIV’s CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction building stream is designed to meet the needs of aspiring builders in low rise residential and commercial construction.

This certificate, along with three building projects completed and recorded, is a common pathway to becoming a Registered Builder. It is also a pathway to roles such as Construction Supervisor, Site Manager, Site Supervisor and Leading Hand.

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

For students specifically interested in becoming a Registered Builder, TIV provides a specialist workshop to prepare you for undertaking the Victorian Building Authority’s builder registration process.

Delivery & Duration

The course is delivered over 7 months. It is comprised of 30 weeks of timetabled training.

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 – 15th of June 2022 (Monday and Wednesday Nights)

The cut off date to enrol is one week before the course starts.

Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program

$0*

JobTrainer Fee

$900
The fee if you are eliglbe for JobTrainer. Click here to view.

Typical Course Fee

$4,500
The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.

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
CORE UNITS UNIT TITLE
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
ELECTIVE UNITS
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
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
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
Prerequisites
  • You are eighteen (18) years or older
  • Construction industry experience is an advantage, as is experience in settings with transferrable skills such as:
    • Competitive tendering
    • Logistics,
    • Property maintenance
  • You have a laptop with Microsoft office programs (or equivalent) and internet access for the duration of the course
  • You can read, write and speak English competently
Difference between Building and Site Management Stream

Trade Institute of Victoria offers the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction course in two different streams, Building and Site Management.

Building Stream– Is suited to those who wish to pursue a career as builders in low rise residential and commercial construction. This certificate, along with completed building projects, is a common pathway to becoming a registered builder.

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.

To learn more about the differences between the two streams click here.

“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.

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:

  • (CPC40120) Certificate IV in Building and Construction
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 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
What are the career pathways from the CPC40120 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction?

Job opportunities from the course involve:

  • Registered Building Practitioner
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand
  • 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 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.

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.

What will the CPC40120 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction qualification help me 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

What is the difference between the Building and Site Management stream?

Trade Institute of Victoria offers the CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction course in two different streams, Building and Site Management.

Building Stream– Is suited to those who wish to pursue a career as builders in low rise residential and commercial construction. This certificate, along with completed building projects, is a common pathway to becoming a registered builder.

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.

To find out more about the differences between the two streams click here