CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Course Overview

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction will allow you to develop the skills necessary to run a small to medium construction business. This certificate has been made for individuals looking to pursue a career within the building industry, or people seeking a change in career or re-entering the workforce.

Throughout this course you will learn about environmental management practices, safety and risk management, contracts, structural principles, managing projects and estimating and monitoring costs.

The strength of SITS College’ Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) lies within its flexibility to adapt content to cover industrial, residential and commercial low-medium rise construction with special attention to management techniques, project work and preparation and evaluation of tender documentation.

The construction industry strongly believes gaining the appropriate skillset and knowledge required for the industry will only occur with training and assessment that’s undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment. Therefore, this qualification requires all core units 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. Successful completion of unit CPCCOHS1001A meets this requirement.

To apply for a QLD Builders licence:

Please check with Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) (http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au) or contact 139 333.

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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. As a recognised industry leader, CSQ’s mission is to promote the building and construction industry as a career of first choice, encourage investment in skills and training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry. For more details, Please click on www.csq.org.au.

Eligible Participant means:

a) A participant who has the right to work in Australia and is an Eligible Worker or Unemployed Eligible Worker in Queensland.
NOTE: for this Program, an Eligible Worker can include relevant clerical, administration and professional staff whose Employer is part of the Building and Construction Industry.
b) if an Apprentice or Trainee, Participants must have completed at least 50% of their Registered Training Plan for their Apprenticeship or Traineeship.
c) an Employee of an Authority (Employees of Local Councils are acceptable).
d) currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (school-based Apprentices or Trainees are acceptable).
e) a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO.
f) funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of this Program.
g) those Participants seeking a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency) services under this Agreement.

Course Fee


The maximum funding contribution for per unit of competency by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) under the Higher Level Skills General Construction program for

Price Per Unit of Competency
$ 298.42
Price Per Qualification
$ 5,670.00

Please contact Admin Staff for more information at 1300 GO SITS (1300 467 487).


  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident/ humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • Aged 15 years or older
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW

For more information please read the Smart and Skilled Eligibility

Please contact Admin Staff for more information at 1300 GO SITS (1300 467 487).

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Course Fee


Total number of units = 19

11 Core Units 8 Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Name
CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
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
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • Duration : 43 Weeks
  • Fees : For fee details,
    please contact us 1300 467 487
  • Mode of Delivery :
    Classroom-based Delivery
    Self-Paced Learning
  • Campus :
    QLD: Gold Coast; Greater Brisbane; Sunshine Coast

    NSW: Parramatta;

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