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Building and Construction


CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction


This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

This course is designed to enable potential builders to improve their business skills and technical knowledge, so that they can successfully manage a business. This course covers building theory and practice related to low rise buildings and associated light steel structures. Graduates will have developed specialist skills and knowledge in area such as in planning, reading plans, interpretation, quantities take-off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, Occupational Health and Safety, site supervision, surveying, cost control, and business management. The completion of this CPC 40110 Certificate IV Building and Construction (Building) forms part of the requirements to obtain a Builders Licence, details can be found on the Builders Practitioners Board website (

Optimistic Futures promises the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of the AQF Certification documentation.

Course code


Course name

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (Release 7)

Study area

Building and Construction (Building)

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) students are required to:

  • possess the required Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills, which are essential to successfully complete this qualification.
  • be 18 years and above
  • have the white card (Construction Induction Training) before undertaking practical placement.
  • May need to possess computer literacy (if opted to undertake online classes)

Note: Students can obtain a white card by undertaking unit of competency CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from a WorkSafe Victoria approved RTO. (

Possible Career Outcomes

After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities including;

• Builder

• Building Supervisor

• Project Manager

Work Placement

Not Applicable

Further Studies

Successful completion of this course, students are eligible to enrol in CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Course Structure

Completion of 16 units (including 13 core units and 3 elective units)

Core Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 60
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects 40
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace 40
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract 40
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering 40
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects 40
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work 40
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects 40
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 50
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions 160
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions 80
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 30

Elective Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
BSBITU301 Create and use databases 30
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness 50
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
to meet legislative requirements

Note: Optimistic Futures has chosen these Electives based on industry consultation.

Delivery Session

Full time (day)

Expected Duration

The program is designed to be delivered over 26 weeks. Optimistic Futures is able to support participants that need additional time and can assist those participants that require assistance with language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN).

Learners without prior experience Learners with prior experience
Face to face in class (6.50 hours a day (including half hour break) and one day a week for 26 weeks) 156 Hours 156 Hours
Assessments 219 Hours 166 Hours
Home Study, research, Assessments etc.7 Hours a week 475 Hours 383 Hours
Total 850 Hours 705 Hours

Assessment Marking System

  • Satisfactory (S) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register
  • Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘not yet satisfactory’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

National Recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the “Construction, plumbing and Services Training Package (CPC08)”. Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and construction will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants can apply for recognition of prior learning of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of unitsrequired to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Credit Transfer

Applicants can apply for a credit transfer for any units successfully completed, as part of AQF qualification, at any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE. Credit transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application prior to the commencement of training.

Student Information

Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.


On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will be issued to learners within 30 days of completion of the qualification.Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully

Eligibility for Concession Rate

To be eligible for Concession rate to be eligible for the concession rate, you must hold anyone of the following:

  • Valid Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Valid Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans Gold Card

Please provide a copy of any one of the above stated identity document prior to the commencement of training. If you need to apply for a HCC, please ask us for a form or visit your local Centrelink office. You will need to apply as soon as possible and provide a copy to recruitment or the trainer before your course commences.

Concessions also apply for;

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander or
  • An Asylum Seeker/Victim of Human Trafficking (ARC/ASRC referral must be presented)

Cooling Off Period

Students are eligible to cancel their enrolment by placing a formal notice of cancellation in writing to the CEO (Letter or email) within 10 business days of enrolment, without attracting a cancellation fee, unless the student has already commenced the training.


Refund Policy

For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.

Mode of Delivery

Optimistic Futures has a Blended Delivery System including:

  • Classroom/Online Delivery and Practical Work Placement

Unique Student Identifier

Each participant enrolling in a course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certificate or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statements of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees: $5000


  • Optimistic Futures requires a minimum deposit of $500 to secure your enrolments.
  • The above fees include student amenities and services
  • All fees are paid upon enrolments
  • The above fees are inclusive of GST.
  • The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
  • If you are going through a financial hardship and you wish to waive the tuition fees please fill in the hardship form for consideration. Optimistic futures reserve the right to accept or reject such application.

For fee terms and conditions, payment plans and refund, please contact office or refer to the student handbook.

Complaints and Appeal Process

If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action

For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

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