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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building Specialisation)

Course Overview

The CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects.

Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.







Course Breakdown

Core Units


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings


Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Plan building or construction work


Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


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


Minimise waste on the building and construction site


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

Elective Units


Apply project quality management techniques


Select, prepare and administer a construction contract


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects


Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings


Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project


Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry

Career Outcomes

Face-to-face Schedule

For scheduled course dates, please contact Alana Kaye on: 1300 25 26 25 or email

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


Students may enter directly into the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction. Graduates may choose to study a CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) or CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management).

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can apply for RPL if you have the knowledge and skills gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences. If you feel that you may qualify for RPL, please contact our office for further information about the process to demonstrate your experience and knowledge.

Resources Required

Students are required to have access to a computer (or use an Alana Kaye computer) to complete assessment tasks. Alana Kaye are conscious of the environment and where possible, provide resources and assessments through our online learning portal. If possible, please bring a laptop to workshops.

Distance learning students must have access to a computer and internet.

Course Fees


(this includes $400.00 non-refundable enrolment fee)


  • Course learning and assessment material
  • Coffee and tea
  • Certification upon successful completion

Payment Plans

Alana Kaye believes that everyone should have access to quality education, which is why we have a range of payment options to choose from.

Up-front Payment

A payment of $1,400 is required prior to commencement of your course. This includes the non-refundable enrolment fee of $400 paid on enrolment. The remainder of the course fees can be paid on commencement or a payment arrangement can be negotiated by completing a Payment Plan Agreement.

We accept payments via VISA, MasterCard or bank deposit.

The Qualification will not be awarded until all payments are received.