Course Overview

Who is this course designed for?

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses or those seeking to obtain the technical qualifications to apply for a builders license.

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.

This program will cover common skills for the construction industry and practices related to low rise constructions, providing the knowledge and skills required to manage a small or mediumsized business.

Frontiers Training and Technology affirms that the training and assessment of all units of competency of this qualification will be delivered in a real or a very closely simulated workplace environment.

Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be sufficiently proficient in English (read, write and speak) to be able to work successfully in a highly regulated environment
  • Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent

Pre Training Review (PTR)

A pre training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course. Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Applicants must undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to beginning the qualification. Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.

Depending upon the level of support required for the language, literacy or numeracy an alternative training and assessment methods may be used or the learners will be recommended to pursue Foundation Skills program, which will help them fulfill the LLN gap and achieve the qualification.

Course Outline

What will I study?

The students enrolled in CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) are required to complete 16 units of competency as listed below:

Core unit

BSBSNB406 Manage small business finances

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work

CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications

Elective unit

BSBITU301 Create and use databases

BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Mode of study

Delivery Methods

You are advised to identify your delivery method prior to enrolling in the qualification. Frontier Training and Technology offers the following delivery modes for this qualification:

  • Face to Face Delivery – It involves structured classroom based training in a simulated work environment. Each session will allow enough time for the students to learn the topic, undertake practice opportunities and complete / submit set tasks required for assessment purposes.
  • Self- paced learning – Self-paced learning involves the learner undertaking learning and assessment tasks between face-to-face consultations. The extent of self-paced learning is determined by each individual learner and is communicated through the trainer and assessor.
  • On the job learning – On the job learning occurs when the learner undertakes structured training within their workplace which is delivered by a workplace supervisor, manager, colleague or workplace trainer


The time taken to complete will depend on the learner and the delivery option selected.

Intake Dates – Frontier Training and Technology offers monthly intakes and the course may be commenced in your discretion. Please inquire with the Student Administration regarding intake dates. Intake dates are also published and updated in our website at

Course Duration – 860 hours delivered over a period of 10-12 months. The course duration may vary upon learners’ prior experience, knowledge and abilities.

How to pay

    Schedule of Fees and Payment Plans

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts Department at 735 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy Vic 3046 by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do a online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:

Account Name:  
                   Frontier Training and Technology
Bank Name:                           NAB
Branch Number (BSB):    083 004
Account Number:                761977553

If you have further queries, please contact us on (03) 9041-1820