Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)



TIV’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of aspiring builders in low rise residential and commercial construction.
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/Scheduler, or Contract Administrator.

At present, and for the foreseeable future, this course will be delivered remotely to students through ‘virtual classrooms’. This enables students to participate in training as if they were in a classroom attending a session delivered by their trainer. When it is safe to return to class students will be given the option to continue with the Virtual Classroom or revert to face to face classes.


TIV offers extensive student support six days a week throughout the timetabled course and for twelve weeks thereafter.
In addition, 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.

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.
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What you will learn

Low-rise domestic and commercial construction skills
Relavent legislation
Operations management
Operations supervision
Building technology
Quality management
Business management
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This course is designed for people working in the building industry that are interested in becoming Registered Builders.

Practical focused courses

TIV has more practical focused courses, centralised around applying your skills to real life situations

Creating choices

By completing this course you will expand your industry skills and assist the ability to become a registered builder

Student Support

Trainers provide invaluable support, insights and mentoring to TIV students.

What is next

Highly satisfied graduates look to their futures with confidence.


19 instructors
19 instructors

Peter Giannopoulos

Building Services Engineer, Electrical Engineer

30 years’ construction experience, on residential, commercial and industrial projects.

William Spencer

Certificate III in Carpentry + more

Training Manager Certificate III Carpentry Also trains: Certificate IV and Diploma 30 years’ construction experience. Carpenter, project manager and building consultant.

Turgut Karabulut

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) + more

30 years’ construction experience. Self-employed builder, project development consultant and construction manager

Kosta Damaskos

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

6 years’ construction experience. Thermal assessor and consultant to building projects.

Matthew Brennan

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Self-employed trainer and professional coach specialising in business management, customer experience and relationship management.

Reif Keceli

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

25 years’ experience in construction. TIV co-founder, residential and commercial medium rise construction management, property development.

David Lando

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

25 plus years’ experience in accounting/construction. Accountant, construction consultant (estimating, budgeting, costings) and a Private developer.

John Macdonald

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

25 plus years’ management experience (government, non-government and private sectors; public and private board memberships). TIV’s Chief Executive.

Darryn McKenzie

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

10 years’ construction experience in small property developments and renovations.

Steven Stonehouse

Certificate III in Carpentry + more

Over 30 years’ construction experience. Carpenter and registered building practitioner (new homes and renovations)

Peter Trinh

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

5 years’ construction experience in site supervision and project management

Roslyn Smail

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

20 plus years’ construction experience. Estimating manager for volume building companies

Joe Modica

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

5 years’ construction experience. Site supervisor with a construction company.

Leo Gilman

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

30 plus years’ building experience. Plumber, builder, building consultant , OHS specialist

George Damaskos

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) + more

30 plus years’ building experience. Registered building practitioner, private developer, project manager.

Graeme Jonson

Certificate III in Carpentry + more

Over 20 years’ experience in construction. Registered building practitioner, site manager on major commercial residential projects

Matthew Glover

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

20 years’ construction experience. Registered building practitioner, project management and senior manager (Local Government) in planning and permits

Aygun Ozkan

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Amitesh Roy

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

For me, these courses ticked every box. I'd recommend TIV because they care, I really generally found that.
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What happens when it is safe to return the class?

When it is deemed safe to return to classes by the government, All students will then be given the option to either:

  • Stay in their Virtual Classroom for the remainder of the course or,
  • Move into a face to face classroom at a location suitable to you

Is the Government funding available?

Yes government funding is available for eligible students.

To find out if you’re eligible for Government Funding  check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on 9399 9511 and we can discuss your options.

How long is this course?

The course is delivered over 6 months, excluding breaks such as at Christmas/New Year. 30 weeks are structured around a timetable and 10 are not. Students are required to attend 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.

Other than at timetabled sessions, is there any extra support is available to me in this course if I need it?

There are support sessions provided every Saturday morning (except for long weekends) at our Williamstown campus. These sessions are open to any current Certificate IV student irrespective of the location of their night time venue.
Individualised additional training and support is also available through the Student Support Team.
Student training support is initiated by Trainers for any student deemed Not Yet Competent after three attempts and/or six weeks has elapsed since the unit’s delivery ceased. It is designed to assist those students who are falling behind and require extra training and assistance to achieve Competency.

Your teacher will also give you their mobile number on the first class if you need to ask them anything.

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 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.
Detailed information about registration is available on the Victorian Building Authority’s website.

What will the 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.

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

Job opportunities from the course involve:

  • Registered Building Practitioner
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Project Manager
  • Contract Administration

What’s next?

Speak to one of our career advisers.
Call us on 9399 9511 to discuss your options!

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