CPC40110 Certificate IV
in Building and Construction
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:
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 CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.
Employability Skills Summary
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Initiative and enterprise
Planning and organising
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
The elective units must be selected as follows:
Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.
Manage small business finances
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
Select and prepare 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 low rise projects
Plan building or construction work
Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Promote team effectiveness
Produce simple word processed documents
Create and use spreadsheets
Create and use databases
Implement continuous improvement
Apply project quality management techniques
Apply project risk management techniques
Undertake project work
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Plan small business finances
Undertake small business planning
Monitor and manage small business operations
Lead effective workplace relationships
Write complex documents
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
Prepare specifications for all construction works
Administer a construction contract
Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
Minimise waste on the building and construction site
Supervise tilt-up work
Resolve business disputes
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Arrange building applications and approvals
Supervise asbestos removal
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace