Certificate IV in Building & Construction


This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small-medium building businesses.

A builder is the person who coordinates the construction of a building taking responsibility for the overall completion of the job, including selected contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with the client.

This qualification covers building theory and practice related to low rise buildings and associated light steel structures .

EIB’s Builders RPL course has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners…..

Who is this course for?

One of the requirements for an appropriately licensed person within the building industry is holding the relevant technical qualification. This qualification is Nationally Recognised and can be used in all States and Territories of Australia.

The most common use of obtaining the qualification in CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction through Education In Building is for obtaining a licence in Queensland.

  • Builder Low Rise
  • Builder Restricted to Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Installation
  • Builder Restricted to Shopfitting
  • Builder Restricted to Special Structures
  • Builder Restricted to Structural Landscaping
  • Site Supervisor Builder Low Rise

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification however candidates typically should have more than four years of hands-on experience as a building supervisor.

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  • Has experience with reading and extracting information from plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
  • Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs and internet search engines.
  • Have a demonstrated capacity in literacy and numeracy
  • Has experience as a tradesperson who want to attain formal licensing or registration as a Builder

Equivalency Assessment

If you have moved from overseas you may already have a qualification, but it’s not the exact qualification you need for the licence class you want, you can apply for an equivalency assessment.

We will assess your skills, knowledge and experience, and compare your qualification with the one you need for your licence class.


We offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway to obtain this Nationally Recognised Qualification which allows you to show skills you have developed, specialist skills and knowledge in areas such as planning, drafting, quantities take off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, OHS, site supervision, surveying, cost control and business management.

The facts about this course

At Education In Building we believe that formal training should be affordable. As such, we offer our lowest price promise..

To ensure you are given the most suitable and economical fee possible we will give you an individual quote.

As a guide, here are some of our fee examples:

Our RPL fee

For our students that are granted full RPL for all the units of competency their fee is just……


Our price promise:

  • Our fee for this course is GST free
  • The Recognition of Prior Learning price, above, is based on RPL of the full qualification. The reason for the low price differentiation is due to the fact that RPL is an assessment only pathway. In other words, the training component is not provided where a learner is applying for RPL.
  • The total price per student may vary from the prices specified above, in instances where a portion of the qualification (measured in Units of Competency) is completed via a combination of Learning Pathway and RPL.
  • Our RTO does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500.
  • For your convenience monthly Payment Plans are available

The Units of Competency are

This course contains 17 Units of Competency. Click to Show.

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
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4018A Apply site survey and set out procedures to building and construction projects

Nationally Recognised Training

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