The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - CPC40110 - is a nationally recognised qualification that addresses the knowledge and skills required in areas that relate to the construction and management of residential and commercial low-rise building projects.

It is the minimum technical qualification requirement in most states in Australia for becoming a building contractor and operating a small to medium construction business.

During this course, you will learn about Building Codes and Standards, Legal Requirements of operating a building business, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Quantities and Estimating, Planning Construction Work, Preparing Building Contracts, Supervising Construction work, Structural Principles of Construction, Construction Site Surveying and Setting-out and the Financial Management of Small Businesses.

ARC Institute of Business offers this course via an online format with direct contact and assistance from a designated trainer, as well as fortnightly face-to-face classes.

Units of Competency

There are 16 units of competency in this qualification. The units have been chosen in consultation with industry experts along with our trainers who draw upon real-life experience and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to your role.

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 finances

CPCCBC4014A  Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4016A  Administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4024A  Resolve business disputes

Study Options

Online/Classroom Study with support 

This course is offered via an online platform with fortnightly face-to-face classes. Studying online has never been easier or more convenient than through ARC’s online learning centre. You can take each step of your qualification with your designated trainer and receive online learning support from ARC’s student support teams.

Course Details

It is intended that this modality (online and onsite classroom) will be delivered over a six-month period. Students are provided with this time frame, however there is flexibility to take a longer period to complete if required as the program is self-paced.

You will be supplied with all relevant learning materials, assessments and assessment templates required to complete the course, including instructions on how to navigate the online platform.

You will be required to complete a range of assessments during the course. These include theoretical and skill assessments. As the course is delivered online, access to a computer will be required for completing all assessments.

By successfully completing this course, you will have demonstrated the skills and knowledge required to receive the qualification CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). All certification documentation is issued directly by ARC Institute of Business to you.

Entry Requirements

There are no listed entry requirements for this qualification, however students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate an adequate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills (to read and interpret building plans, specifications, contracts, codes and standards.
  • Have undertaken the required general induction training program before being able to enter a work site.
  • Comply with ARC Institute of Business’ code of conduct requirements, directions on work, and health and safety matters.

Experience within the building and construction industry would be helpful but not essential.

Fees and Charges

The total fee for service cost of this program is $4,000.

Please contact ARC Institute of Business for payment options

(ARC Institute of Business does not hold a Tuition Assurance Scheme and therefore will never collect more than $1,500.00 in advance from our students).

Recognition of Prior Learning

ARC Institute of Business offers recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this qualification. If you have experience and are currently working as a building contractor or supervisor you may qualify for RPL. Once you have enrolled, you can request to participate in an RPL Assessment.

To attain recognition, you will need to compile and present evidence that shows you can meet the variety of requirements as outlined in the qualification.

How to Enrol

Simply click on the "Enrol" menu item at the top of the page and complete the online enrolment form, answering all questions and providing details as requested.

You will need to attach specific documentation to confirm your identity - these are detailed at the end of the form.

Qualification Code:     CPC40110

Duration:                       6 months

Structure:                      16 units

Delivery Mode:              Online/classroom

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