Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110)

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

CRICOS Code Study Mode Duration
N/A Part Time 0.5-1 Year
Course Code Delivery Location
CPC40110 Face to Face Please contact us

A builder is the person who coordinates the construction of a building taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selected contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.

This course, together with your building and construction experience is the pathway to become a Registered Building Practitioner in Victoria.

The training is provided to our students by teachers that are qualified tradesman themselves and still maintain industry currency by working with other contractors or running their own subcontracting businesses, many holding Builders Licences themselves. We only allow you to be taught by qualified professionals within their fields.

The qualification requires the successful completion of 16 units of competency which includes 13 core and 3 electives. The units of competency currently shown in the table below indicate a possible direction. The units may change during the pre-training interview to better suit the type of work you undertake.


Manage small business finances


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects


Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Select and prepare a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects


Plan building or construction work


Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions


Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business dispute
CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

On successful completion of this course students will receive the qualification CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.

Students who do not fully complete the qualification but who are successful in completing a number of the units of competency will receive a statement of attainment for those units.

Employment Options

A person having successfully completed CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) may seek employment in the following roles:

  • Domestic Builder Licence
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Estimator
  • Domestic Building Supervisor

Education Pathway

After achieving the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), candidates may be eligible to undertake the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Online: Online enrolment can be made by clicking Apply Now or

In Person: Enrolment can be made in person at 351 Moorabool St, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220 or

By Phone: Enrolments can be taken over the phone by calling 1300 326 888

Domestic Student Fees
Students undertaking this course must make payment prior to the commencement of the course or alternatively a payment plan has to have been arranged with PIA Accounts Department prior to commencement.

VIC Statement of Fees
Platinum Institute offers a cooling off period of 5 Business days from the completion date of the Letter of Acceptance.

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