CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


Qualification Code and Title

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CRICOS Course Code

CRICOS Course Code: 113021M


Cass Training International College

RTO Code: 90309

CRICOS Provider Code: 00956C

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers, and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two stories and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather, and site location.

Occupational titles depending on the packaging options selected may include:


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


The qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)


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.

Builder and Site Supervisor licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


Entry Requirements

Cass Training has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

-be at least 18 years of age and have completed year 12 or equivalent

-have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

– educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or

– successful completion of an English Placement Test.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 54 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 9 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater to a wide variety of learning styles.  Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Delivery Mode and Location

This program is delivered face-to-face in the classroom, through structured online self- study, and in a live building and construction workplace.

The course is delivered at:

Ground Floor, 48 Lime Street Sydney NSW 2000

Career Outcomes

Potential employment options are in building roles including residential and commercial with the following limitations:


-Residential construction limited to National Construction Code Class 1 and 10 buildings to a maximum of 3 stories.

-Commercial construction limited to National Construction Code Class 2 to 9 buildings, Type C and B construction

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)or a range of Diploma qualifications, as well as higher education qualifications in building and construction.

Course Structure

Nineteen (19) units including eleven (11) core units and eight (8) elective units are required for the award of the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).


The 19 units that must be completed include 11 core units

Electives for this qualification have been chosen by Cass Training International College to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in construction (building) as well as the qualification requirements.

Units included in this qualification are:

CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings Core
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace Core
CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work Core
CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4010* Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions Core
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings Core
CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site Core
CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings Core
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques Group A Elective
CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare, and administer a construction contract Group A Elective
CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects Group A Elective
CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering Group A Elective
CPCCBC4006 Select, procure and store construction materials for building and

construction projects

Group A Elective
CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings Group A Elective
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships General Elective
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development General Elective
Prerequisite Units:
Unit of Competency Prerequisite requirements
CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings.


CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings.

Course Progress

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook can be found online at www.ctic.com.au

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer, as well as a written agreement and tax invoice for remaining fees, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study.  A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services, and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

This course outline should be read in conjunction with the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. This can be found online at www.ctic.com.au

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.
  • Referral to external support services.

Training Arrangements

Students are required to attend 14 hours of training and assessment per week and complete structured self-study of 6 hours per week. Additional, unsupervised study is expected to be approximately 5 hours a week.

Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Student agreement. Students may commence this course at the start of any unit.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:




-Report writing


-Questioning (oral or written)


At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Costs:

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $300 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

Course fees: Total cost is $24,000.00

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found at www.ctic.com.au

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Cass Training International College provides OSHC information in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Pre-enrolment Information Handbook, which is available at www.ctic.com.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and Enrolment Procedures

To enrol for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below

Contact Details

Call our office on (02) 9297 2400  or email us at info@casstraining.com.au