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Certificate IV Building and Construction

Qualification Description

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.

Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Leading Hand

Low-rise construction is one of the leading growth sectors in Australia and has been for many years. Completion of this nationally accredited qualification will provide you with the knowledge and validation to move towards becoming a registered low-rise builder in Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, ACT, and Northern Territory. With this qualification, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to potentially start your own business, run multiple building sites under your licence* and take advantage of this qualification, or scale your current business through the ability to quote and take on your own low-rise residential projects.


  • Plan building construction work, apply structural principles and supervise on-site construction works;
  • Apply building codes and standards, manage legal requirements, maintain industry quality and understand building regulations.
  • Gain valuable business skills such as how to manage contracts and small business finances.
  • Pivotal skills to support the growth and development of any business.
  • Qualification issued by Stay Safe Industry Training RTO 40963

Recognition of Prior Learning

Depending on your years of experience and skills gained over the years from your workplace, industry or previous studies, you may be eligible to receive credit through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program. This means you may potentially fast track your way to a formal qualification, save time and months’ worth of investment.

The CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is one of our popular courses and provides candidates with the technical and managerial skills to become a Foreman and/or Site Manager for low-rise buildings and construction projects.

This qualification is relevant to today’s current industry standards and reflects the skills and competencies needed to grow a successful career or business.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working in a building and construction environment. Participants should currently be working in the building industry with access to a building site, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced, and feature over 1000 high quality video lessons on every aspect of low-rise building and construction.


Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes between 3 to 12 months to complete depending on your previous experience.

What do I need to do the course?

Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


This course costs from $4990, depending on your previous experience.

Certificate IV Building and Construction is now 60% funded in Tasmania. If you live in Tasmania and meet the eligibility criteria you can now claim 60% of the course cost back from Keystone Tasmania.

Eligible ACT residents are eligible for funding for training rebates of up to 70% of training costs through the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund. Submit applications for funding through the website.

*Please refer to your state building authority for further details regarding builders licence application.