CPC40120- Certificate IV in Building and Construction

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1 Year


73 Sarton Rd, Clayton-3168

Delivery mode

Face to face

Course Price


Course Information

This Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in Building and Construction course enables you to enter the construction sector and manage small residential as well as commercial projects. Students get the expertise to perform a variety of tasks such as studying plans and applying legal requirements as well as structural principles to them. Career opportunities include:
  • Registered builder
  • Construction manager
  • Domestic builder
  • Building estimator
  • Building/construction project supervisor
  • The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:


    Who Should Apply and Why?

    Target groups for the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction are international students who are:
  • Seeking to pursue a career as a builder or site supervisor
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.
  • What Can I Expect?

    Students who undertake our Certificate IV in Building and Construction in Melbourne can expect the following when it comes to units:


    Unit Code Title
    Core Units
    CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
    CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
    CPCCBC4007 Plan building or construction work
    CPCCBC4008 Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4009 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
    CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
    CPCCBC4014 Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
    CPCCBC4018 Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4021 Minimise waste on the building and construction site
    CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
    Electives Group A – Building
    BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
    CPCCBC4003 Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
    CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
    CPCCBC4005 Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
    CPCCBC4006 Select, procure, and store construction materials for building and construction projects
    CPCSUS4002 Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
    Group B
    CPCCBC4013 Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
    CPCCBC4017 Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project

    Training and Assessment Information

    The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:
    • 4 terms of 10 weeks each (40 weeks total)
    • Holiday breaks amounting to 12 weeks (as specified in the timetable).
    • Students are required to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week.
    • Homework is expected to be approximately 5 – 7 hours a week.
    Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards. Assessment methods include:
  • Knowledge Tasks
  • Practical / Simulation Tasks
  • Course Progress and Attendance

    Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements.

    Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

    Student Support

    We offer the following in relation to support and welfare for students undertaking the Certificate 4 in Building and Construction:
  • One-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • Support with personal issues
  • Access to additional learning resources
  • Reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • Social events
  • A buddy program
  • Information about external sources of support.

    Resource Requirements

    You are required to bring your own laptop with Office 365 (or similar program) to all classes. These costs are not included in your course fees.

    Course Credit

    You can 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 Handbook, which is available at avtraining.edu.au.

    What Are the Entry Requirements?

    Australian Vocational Training has the following entry requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • 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. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    Our Certificate IV in Building and Construction in Melbourne has the following costs:

    Enrolment fee

    $200 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

    Course fees

    Total cost is AUD $16,180

    Non-tuition fees
    (GST inc)

    Total course materials – $990.00

    Where to From Here?

    If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement You should make sure you read through this document carefully to ensure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us.

    Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice for the first payment.

    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 Australian Vocational Training International Student Handbook. This can be found online at avtraining.edu.au.

    How Can I Apply?

    To apply for the Certificate IV in Building and Construction course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence, including copies of your:

    • High School Certificate
    • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.

    Contact our professional support team today for more details, advice and assistance.


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