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Certificate IV in
Building & Construction (Building)

national recognised training


Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

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Applications Open
Course Level Certificate IV
Free Course For eligible students

Delivery Method Face To Face &
Virtual Online

Duration 36 Weeks
Excluding Holidays

Employment Outcome Construction Manager

Qualification Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses.

Entry & Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above
  • To assist prospective students to determine if the course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs, Pretraining Review (PTR) will be conducted.
  • Successful completion of BCTA’s Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test.
Course Details
  • Units
  • Course Delivery
  • Fee & Funding

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 19 units.

  • 11 Core Units
  • 8 Elective Units

The full list of units of competency can be found within the Training Package however, the units offered by BCTA are listed as:

Unit Code
Unit Title
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings (Core)
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace (Core)
CPCCBC4007Plan building and construction work (Core)
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects (Core)
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects (Core)
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions (Core)
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications (Core)
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawings (Core)
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects (Core)
CPCCBC4021Minimise waste on the building and construction site (Core)
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings (Core)
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships (Elective)
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques (Elective)
BSBWRT411Write complex documents (Elective)
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract (Elective)
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects (Elective)
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering (Elective)
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects (Elective)
CPCSUS4002Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings (Elective)
Prerequisite Requirements
Unit of competency
Prerequisite Requirement
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions.

PCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings.

CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings.

This course is delivered with a weekly class (conducted virtually in a real-time classroom environment through MS Teams). You need to set aside 10 hours per week for self-study and 5 hours for Assessment work. In weekly class, your trainer will facilitate a range of Training experiences including:

  • - Trainer led instruction
  • - Discussion and debate
  • - Group Training activities
  • - Case studies
  • - Role plays

Amount to be paid by the student = $0

This Training is delivered with Victorian Government Funding for eligible students.

*Check if you are eligible for government funding.

From 1 January 2023, you need to meet these requirements to be eligible for Skills First subsidised training:


You must be:

  1. an Australian citizen, or
  2. an Australian permanent resident, or
  3. a New Zealand citizen.
Physical location

You must be physically present in Victoria while participating in training and assessment.

Course limits

Skills First funding is limited to:

  1. Two courses at a time
  2. Two courses in a year.

Find out more about Skills First.

What are my options if I am not eligible?

Other government assistance

Find out about government assistance to help you study.

Asylum seekers

If you are an asylum seeker, you may be eligible for the Asylum seeker VET program.

$10,488 AUD (Flexible payment plans available)

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