Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code: CPC40110
Study Area:
Building and Construction

Start date: 8 October 2019

End date: October 2020


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

  • Bendigo - Charleston Road
Course Structure
  • Blended delivery


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • * Builder * Construction Manager * Construction Planner * Site Supervisor


Course overview

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. Occupational titles may include: ◾Builder ◾Construction manager. 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. 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 requirement. Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • May include written, verbal and practical

Learning options

Key study areas

Key study areas will focus on units that cover:

* Communication - across compliance and WHS, Site meetings, analysing and evaluating reports, with a range of parties including media, preparing documentation including tenders, applications and submissions.

* Teamwork - Briefings with team members, collaboration with stakeholders, understanding stakeholder roles, supervising work ensuring safe work practices, contributing to a positive work environment

* Problem Solving - assess structural integrity of buildings, examining tools and equipment, identifying and rectifying hazards, risks and emergencies, taking action to minimise contract penalties, analyses problems and identifies solutions;

* Initiative and enterprise - develops compliant alternative solutions to construction problems, evaluates effective strategies, assess thermal efficiency of buildings

* Planning and Organising - plans and co-ordinates various work operations, prepares project schedules, organises testing of construction materials

*Self Management - Manages own performance, uses feedback to improve, manages work priorities

* Learning - open to new ideas and techniques, seeks feedback on performance, learns from colleagues as part of effective teamwork

*Technology - operates office equipment, uses a range of tools and equipment including technical instruments and surveying equipment, assesses new and emerging technology

Further study opportunities
  • You could continue into Diploma level qualifications


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$0.00
Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$10,584.00
B.   Materials average fee**$490.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$0.00
Concession - average total course fee*$0.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$10,584.00
B.   Materials average fee**$490.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 28/05/2019 10:04 AM

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