CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

This is the technical requirement for obtaining a Low Rise Builders Licence with the QBCC in QLD.  This forms one of the technical requirements for obtaining a Builders Licence with Fair Trading NSW.


This information is sourced from the regulatory body websites QBCC – www.qbcc.qld.qov.au(QLD)  and  Fair Trading – www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au (NSW).


Building Industry Training regularly reviews the above websites for changes to technical requirements, however all students are encouraged to seek advise regarding their own individual licencing requirements from their regulatory authority prior to commencing a course.

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


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.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 13 core units
  • 3 elective units.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.
Enrolment options

We currently offer this qualification as RPL assessment with a maximum duration of 3 months and via simple self-paced learning that the student can complete at their leisure.

Once you have decided to go ahead with the course return your completed enrolment form and ensure the commencement payment for your course has been made. (Please see the payment form for details).  When this is received at our office (email/fax/post), Building Industry Training will provide you with the necessary documents/learning resources/assessments and the details of your trainer so you can begin your studies.

Fees charges and refunds

Course costs and payment options are attached on the payment form.  Refunds will not be issued to students due to change of mind once the training/assessment process has commenced

Commencement requirements

Individuals undertaking training and assessing for this qualification will have 4 years’ experience as a minimum in the construction industry, plus supervisory experience.

Pathways Information

This qualification is just one of the requirements for an individual to obtain a licence with their states regulatory body.  Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with Building Industry Training. After the completion of this qualification it is recommended that the student undertake CPC50210 Diploma in Building and Construction.

This qualification contains the following units:

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.
BSBSMB406A Manage small   business finance
Electives   ( 3 required)
CPCCBC4017A Arrange   resources and prepare for the building or construction project
CPCCBC4018A Apply site   surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4024A Resolve   business disputes

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