Built Environment

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.  It is designed to meet the needs of self funded students wishing to develop a career in Building Management as builders and managers of small to medium-sized businesses and manage the construction of low rise building projects, this includes:  people currently working within the building industry and those who wish to develop a career to perform supervisory or management roles and/or building accreditation.

Career Opportunities

The qualification could lead to employment as a Trade contractor, Works Supervisor, Project Managers and Licensed builder.

Entry Requirements:  No specific requirements.

Selection Process

Potential students are required to undergo a Suitability Activity and to attend an interview. The Selection Activity includes an opportunity for the potential student to demonstrate they are suitable by checking reading, comprehension, research, computer literacy and maths levels. Examples of previous work or portfolios of work plus a Resume, where they exist, are also considered during the selection process. The results and work are rated using a Suitability Selection Tool developed for this qualification.

Please note: it is a requirement that students have ongoing access to a construction site to be able to complete some of the learning and assessment activities of this qualification. 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.

Dates and Times

Australia wide – Online – Information Booklet

  • Course Dates:  6 February – 31 October 2018

Clarence Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)
  • Information sessions for 2018 intake:
    • Wednesday, 22 November 2017 – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    • Venue: Clarence Campus, C Block, Room C2.07, 4A Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)
  • Information Sessions for 2018 intake:
    • Tuesday, 21 November 2017 – 11am to 1pm
    • Venue: Alanvale Campus, A Block, Room A2.39, 54a Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)
  • Information sessions for 2018 intake:
    • Monday, 20 November 2017 – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    • Venue: Burnie Campus, 41-43 Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest


Students undertaking flexible delivery and studying full time should complete the Certificate IV in approximately one year.

Full time study would require a commitment of at least 20 hours per week.  A part-time commitment (of approximately 10 hours per week) would result in most students completing the qualification within 2 years.

Areas of Study

  • Building codes
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Construction contracts
  • Estimating
  • Material scheduling
  • Material selection
  • Building planning
  • Supervision
  • Building law
  • Residential structural principals
  • Commercial structural principals
  • Financial management
  • Plan interpretation
  • Tender documentation
  • Risk management

Learning Options

Depending on your needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job, online or by eLearning or a combination of learning options that will include:

  • Online
  • Self-paced
  • Research activities
  • Individual projects
  • Print-based learning material
  • Responses to scenarios.

Staff from the Built Environment team, are available to advise you on which units best suit certain career paths.

All of our teaching staff have had extensive work experience within and in conjunction with building construction. In addition to this, our staff also hold a variety of professional and technical qualifications relevant to building.

Resources and Equipment

Students will need to have access to a computer with an internet connection, email and Microsoft Word or Microsoft Office (Windows 7).  The system will need the capability to run a web based learning platform (Fronter) and to read the Learning CD.

Assessment Process

Assessment Options include:

  • Observation,
  • Projects
  • Questioning
  • Evidence of activities in the workplace
  • Scenarios


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

Tasmanian Students:  $2,084
Tasmanian Concession Students:  $370
Commercial Students:  $9,660

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Qualification Requirements

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) comprises 16 units packaged as 13 core units and 3 electives.

All units below must be completed successfully to gain the qualification.


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