Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code: CPC40120
Study Area:
Building and Construction

This course aims to meet the needs of builders and managers working in construction businesses. It's designed to teach you the regulations and rules of the Australian building and construction industry and pathway outcomes for this course are:

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

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

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. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. 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).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

  • Online delivery
Course Structure


The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) provides individuals with the skills and knowledge of:

  • building law
  • structural behaviour
  • regulations
  • codes and standards
  • small business finances
  • efficient sustainable structures
  • building
  • structural
  • legal sustainability
  • site surveying
  • estimating
  • plan reading
  • supervision
  • production of labour and material schedules
  • contract preparation
  • occupational health and safety
  • storing of material

Additional information will be provided at the information/induction session.



This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers


Course overview

Course Duration - 14 months

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40120).

If you have any enquiries about gaining a Victorian Builder's Registration, please refer to the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) or your local State/Territory Building Authority.

How to apply

To apply for this course, complete an online application from by clicking the 'Apply Now' link. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

It is recommended that applicants have industry experience to enrol.

There are no set prerequisites for this course however you will be required to attend an Information Session and undertake an LLN language, literacy and numeracy skills assessment.

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a national standard of required core skills and levels of performance when seeking to enter training. Kangan Institute has the Certificate IV in Building and Construction listed as ACSF Level 3 for Language, Literacy and Numeracy.  All students will be required to complete a pre training review if they intend to enrol into the course after the information session on the day.

Selection process

After you've applied online, you'll be contacted to progress through the enrolment stages which include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

You will be invited to an information session and provided with learning materials and course details.

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

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course.

Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.

Learning options

You will study your course online and login details will be provided.

Key study areas

Free TAFE, JobTrainer, online, Building and Construction, Carpentry

Further study opportunities

This course may lead to higher level studies. Credit Transfers may be available into the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) and Diploma of Building and Construction (Management).


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

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
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*$3,243.36
Concession - average total course fee*$648.67
Full fee - average total course fee*$12,684.52
B.   Materials average fee**$521.92
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

This page was last updated on 10/05/2022 2:42 PM