This course is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small-medium building businesses. 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 hands-on industry experience, will assist you to meet the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) 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.
Code - Unit Name
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
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Resolve business disputes
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 Option
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 CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). Course Enrolment
Online: Online enrolment can be made by clicking Apply Now
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 Course Fees Domestic Fees
Students undertaking this course will be 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. Funding Availability
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals VIC Statement of Fees