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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
42 weeks (two nights per week)
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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.

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 5:30pm-9pm.
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

Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:

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

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:
Students must have access to a computer with a stable internet connection to be successful in this course. Student must have good internet skills and an ability to learn how to use new software and systems.

Recommended entry requirements:
It is strongly recommended that individuals that are considering undertaking this qualification are working in the construction industry whilst studying this qualification with TAFE Gippsland.

Limitations to entry:
Students must meet the minimum requirements for a language, literacy and numeracy assessment task prior to being admitted for enrolment in to this qualification


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

Sample course units

BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4024 Resolve Business Disputes
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
CPCCBC4004 Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4005 Produce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4026 Arrange building applications and approvals
CPCCBC4007 Plan building and construction work
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4014 Prepare Simple Building Sketches And Drawings
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPCCBC4009 Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4018 Apply Site Surveys And Set Out Procedures To building And Construction Projects
CPCCBC4021 Minimise Waste On The Building And Construction Site


Not Applicable