CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements to attainment of this qualification may be required. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $7344 (2018)
$7344 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $3136 (2018)
$3136 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $2240 (2018)
$2240 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $459 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $196 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $140 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however it is recommended that the applicant has a trade background in construction, such as completing an apprenticeship in carpentry or bricklaying. Prior to a person attending a construction site they must complete 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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare for work in the construction industry covers this requirement.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

This qualification could lead to roles such as: • Builder • Construction Manager • Construction Supervisor

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 13 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-campus

18 months to 2 years part-time

  • On-campus
Core

See More Details tab for further information relating to on-campus attendance.  

BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances More Information
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications More Information
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects More Information
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction project More Information
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering More Information
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract More Information
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects More Information
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work More Information
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects More Information
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects More Information
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace More Information
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions More Information
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions More Information
Elective

See More Details tab for further information relating to on-campus attendance.

CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract More Information
CPCCBC4020A Build a thermally efficient and sustainable structures More Information
CPCSUS4002A Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances
2 CPCCBC4012B - Read and interpret plans and specifications
3 CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
4 CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction project
5 CPCCBC4005A - Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
6 CPCCBC4003A - Select and prepare a construction contract
7 CPCCBC4009B - Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
8 CPCCBC4007A - Plan building or construction work
9 CPCCBC4006B - Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
10 CPCCBC4008B - Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
11 CPCCBC4002A - Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
12 CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
13 CPCCBC4011B - Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
14 CPCCBC4016A - Administer a construction contract
15 CPCCBC4020A - Build a thermally efficient and sustainable structures
16 CPCSUS4002A - Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings


Mixed Mode

18 months to 2 years part-time
  • Mixed Mode
Core
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances More Information
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications More Information
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects More Information
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction project More Information
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering More Information
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract More Information
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects More Information
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work More Information
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects More Information
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects More Information
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace More Information
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions More Information
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions More Information
Elective
Summary This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 25 hours per week available for study.
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract More Information
CPCCBC4020A Build a thermally efficient and sustainable structures More Information
CPCSUS4002A Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings More Information

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances
2 CPCCBC4012B - Read and interpret plans and specifications
3 CPCCBC4001A - Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
4 CPCCBC4004A - Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction project
5 CPCCBC4005A - Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
6 CPCCBC4003A - Select and prepare a construction contract
7 CPCCBC4009B - Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
8 CPCCBC4007A - Plan building or construction work
9 CPCCBC4006B - Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
10 CPCCBC4008B - Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
11 CPCCBC4002A - Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
12 CPCCBC4010B - Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
13 CPCCBC4011B - Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
14 CPCCBC4016A - Administer a construction contract
15 CPCCBC4020A - Build a thermally efficient and sustainable structures
16 CPCSUS4002A - Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Gladstone City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
March: Part Time

On-campus

On-campus

Mackay

March: Part Time

Rockhampton City

March: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

On-campus

There are 6 course intakes, available July to December (one intake per month).
18 months to 2 years part-time
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Delivery: One face to face class every week on a Tuesday from 5.30pm-8.30pm and one tutorial, the last Thursday in the month 5.30pm to 8.30pm (except for December).
Location: Building P - Room 1.11 - Teacher Clayton Thomasson

August:
Classes - Tuesday 7, 14, 21 and 28
Tutorial - Thursday 30 August - 5:30-8:30pm

September:
Classes - Tuesday 4, 11, 18 and 25
Tutorial - Thursday 27

October:
Classes - Tuesday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Tutorial - Thursday 25 October

November:
Classes - Tuesday 6, 13, 20 and 27
Tutorial - Thursday 29

December:
Classes - Tuesday 4 and 11
Tutorial - Thursday 13

Classes will resume in February 2019.

Students will also connect with their teacher, via email and/or phone.

Online

There are 6 course intakes, available July to December (one intake per month).
18 months to 2 years part-time
This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 25 hours per week available for study. 
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Additional Resources and Textbooks

  • National Construction Code (NCC) Series Volume 1, 2, 3.
  • National Construction Code Guide.
  • National Construction Code Performance Requirements.
  • Australian Standard 1684  Residential Timber Framed Construction

These texts are available online.  


Study Eligibility Restrictions

To be eligible to receive subsidy Students must already hold a trade qualification (Certificate III) in the Construction industry.