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 19 units of competency. 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
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
Plan building or construction work
Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
Minimise waste on the building and construction site
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
Apply project quality management techniques
Manage finances for new business ventures
Arrange building applications and approvals
On successful completion of this course students will receive the qualification CPC40120 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 CPC40120 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 CPC40120 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