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.

Core Units


BSBSMB406A 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 Units

BSBLDR403 Promote team effectiveness

BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets

BSBITU301 Create and use databases

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques

BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB402 Plan small business finances

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

CPCCBC4015A Prepare specifications for all construction works

CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract

CPCCBC4017A Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4019A Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4022A Supervise tilt-up work

CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes

CPCCBC4025A Manage personal work priorities and professional development

CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPCSUS4001A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CPCSUS4002A Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

CPCSUS4003A Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace