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Building and Construction


CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction


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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 CPCCOHS1001 covers this requirement.

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

Course code


Course name

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (Release 8)

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 CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from a WorkSafe Victoria approved RTO. (

Optimistic Futures is approved by Work Safe to deliver the Construction Induction Training.

Work Placement

Students are expected to spend at least 100 hours to undertake these activities. Students are expected to undertake practical tasks/activities in a real work environment for which Optimistic Futures has signed MoUs with the employers. Students will participate in the agreed practical placement program in the light of course competency requirements. Students are expected to travel to attend locations different from the delivery site.


Note: All students must possess the White Card (license from WorkSafe Victoria) prior to undertaking practical placement at building and construction site. Prior to applying for the White Card, students need to complete CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or the updated version CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

PPE (requirements prior to work/placement at building and construction site) to be managed by students on their own includes:

  • eye protection
  • hearing protection
  • hard hat
  • high visibility vest, shirt or jacket
  • Steel toe boots

Expected Duration

Students are required to undertake face to face, home study, Assessment and research over a period of 30 weeks. Delivery will conclude in 26 weeks and student will have four weeks to submit left over assessments.

Possible Career Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be eligible for registration as a licensed builder with the VBA. You may then find roles including:

  • Building construction
  • Supervision and management
  • Contracts administration.

We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.

Further Studies

After completing the qualification, learners would be able to further enroll in any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC60220 – Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Course Structure

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

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

Core Units

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

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours(Without Prior Experience) Scheduled Hours(With Prior Experience)
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances 60 50
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects 40 35
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace 40 35
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract 40 30
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60 50
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering 40 35
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects 40 30
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work 40 35
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects 40 30
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 50 45
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions 160 135
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions 80 65
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications 30 25

Elective Units

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

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours(Without Prior Experience) Scheduled Hours(With Prior Experience)
BSBITU301 Create and use databases 30 25
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness 50 40
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
to meet legislative requirements
50 40

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

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. Students are given two attempts without additional charge.


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

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed unit(s) at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer learners must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted. A Credit transfer will also result in reduction in duration of the course.

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

Cooling Off Period

The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook.

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


Note: For the avoidance of doubt face to face includes both in-class and online (due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions) delivery.

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
  • GST is not applicable.
  • The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
  • Students facing financial hardship may request a partial waiver of tuition fee. Optimistic futures reserve the right to accept or reject such application.
  • Please talk to us for payment plan.

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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