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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
42 weeks (two nights per week)
Starting Date:
14/02/2022and 18/07/2022
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Course Overview

Become the manager you’re meant to be and take your construction business to the next level by studying a Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Whether you own a small to medium building business, or want to do so in the future, you’ll learn the necessary skills to plan projects, apply structural rules and offer on-site supervision.

This course has been designed to teach you how to meet legal standards and requirements in your industry, taking you a notch above the competition, where you’ll be able to apply for a ‘Builder – Low Rise’ license – allowing you residential building business to thrive with you as the leader.

Taught two nights a week (Monday and Wednesday from 6-9pm) over a 42-week period, this course is designed to be as flexible as possible to fit into your life and commitments.

You’ll experience online webinars, skype and video conferencing with the use of resources from Master Builders Association, as well as all the support you need from our expert teachers.

When you complete this course, you’ll be qualified to work in the building and construction industry as a manager or site supervisor, or you can choose to take your career even further by completing.

The Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (not offered at TAFE Gippsland), which will further enhance your expertise in the building industry, and we will be here to guide you through anything you need if this is a path you choose.

Get started today on your journey to higher-level career opportunities with a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and help secure your future.

Please note, students are required to be actively working and employed within the Industry.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Two nights per week, Monday and Wednesday from 6-9 pm.
Delivery will also consist of online webinars, zoom/blackboard and video conferencing with the use of resources from Master Builders Association.
You will need to allow a further 5-6hrs per week for study and assignments

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV In Building And Construction (Building).

Career Opportunities

Certificate IV in Building and Construction will provide the opportunity to work within the Industry as Manager or Supervisor.

Opportunities for Further Study

  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (Not of offer at TAFE Gippsland)

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Individuals have three (3) years experience working in the Building and Construction industry

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students are required to  to be working actively and employed within the Industry.
  • Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of
    Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before
    entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this
  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However it’s recommended that you experience in the building and construction industry, as well as a Basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards.
  • A certified trade certificate is advisable but not mandatory.
  • Applicants should have basic computer skills and access to the internet and a PC or suitable device as the course is delivered online.

Limitations to entry

  • Successful completion of LL&N task to the required level.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

Online delivery with the use of Moodle, Classroom and Workplace delivery. Delivery will also consist of online webinars, skype and video conferencing with the use of resources from Master Builders Association.


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals
CPCCBC4020A Build Thermally Efficient And Sustainable Structures
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
CPCCBC4011B Apply Structural Principles To Commercial Low Rise Constructions
CPCCBC4010B Apply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions
CPCCBC4009B Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4008B Conduct On-site Supervision Of Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4007A Plan Building Or Construction Work
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4005A Produce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering
CPCCBC4004A Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4003A Select And Prepare A Construction Contract
CPCCBC4002A Manage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications


Not Applicable