For Domestic Students in Australia only

Tradecraft Academy (RTO#46039, CRICOS #04157B) offers the nationally recognised CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers.

Upcoming Programs

There are currently no openings available for this course.

The CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is the latest nationally accredited unit for individuals who wish to gain the skills and knowledge required in applying 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.

This course is perfect for learners who want to become a:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
  • Site Manager*
  • Site Supervisor*
  • Leading Hand*

*Graduates of this course may need to obtain additional units of competency in order to achieve these occupational outcomes.

Training is delivered mainly via online learning with some face-to-face sessions.

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed up to 39 weeks (including holidays).

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend 682 hours depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read the Tradecraft Academy Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

This course is designed to develop your expertise in building and construction.
Many topics will be covered including how to:

  • 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
  • Select, prepare, and administer a construction contract
  • Select, procure, and store construction materials for building and construction projects

All learners will be assessed through:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play/simulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Structured Activities may include Projects, Case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks

Student must:

  • Be a domestic student
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be physically fit to conduct site monitoring and supervision
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent where suitability will be determined utilising Tradecraft Academy’s LLN Assessment Tool prior to enrolment*)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have finished CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry** and possess a valid White Card

*Learners who do not meet the LLN requirements may still be enrolled to a course if endorsed by the trainer/assessor, and corresponding additional support strategies are in place.
**This unit of competency may have additional entry requirements.

Students must have obtained CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or its successor prior to enrolling to this course.  This course is offered at Tradecraft Academy here.

One unit in this course has a prerequisite requirement.

Unit of Competency

Prerequisite requirement

CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions

    • CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
    • CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings

This course has been designed to meet the prerequisite requirement in the way subjects/units are ordered.

To support you in your new course with Tradecraft Academy, we will provide the following:

      • learner guide
      • assessment workbooks
      • a safe and suitable site for training and assessment activities, along with buildings and structures necessary for the course
      • construction plans, drawings and specifications and other quality documentation
      • project documentation used for quality management purposes
      • project records
      • various construction industry contracts
      • relevant government building and construction and contract legislation
      • government building and construction regulations
      • WHS legislation and regulations
      • current building and construction codes and standards
      • National Construction Code
      • relevant workplace policies and procedures
      • workplace incident data and incident reports
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        • organisational style guides
        • organisational surveying, set-out and associated documents
        • manufacturer reports on materials
        • digital devices, applications and software relevant to the building and construction industry
        • levelling devices and survey equipment to enable site survey and set-out for a building and construction project
        • calculating technology
        • business and safety equipment and materials
        • office equipment and resources
        • opportunities to work as part of a team under direct supervision and observation

To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:

    • A computer or laptop with Internet access that can run applications and software relevant to the building and construction industry
    • Word and Powerpoint or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
    • Hand drawing equipment
      • Personal protective equipment, including:
      • Shielding hand gloves
      • Eye protection, e.g., safety glasses
      • Foot protection, e.g., boots
      • Hard hat
      • Hearing shield, e.g., earplugs
      • Respiratory shield, e.g., mask
      • Safety vest/coat/jacket

This course covers 19 units of competency (11 core units and 8 elective units).

The CPC40120 course is available for only $5,850.00.

Initial deposit of $1,500 + remaining balance to be paid in 8 monthly instalments of $543.75, prior to course completion.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

Learners may also consider additional training to complement their skills in information and communications technology, with courses such as:

  • CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Possible Occupational Outcomes: Builder, General Foreperson, Building Inspector
  • CPCC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Possible Occupational Outcomes: Project Manager (Building and Construction), Construction Manager, Sales Manager (Building and Construction), Estimating Manager

Learners who would like to conduct training in Building and Construction should complete the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment*.

*This qualification is not offered by Tradecraft Academy


Tradecraft Academy has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist Learners to progress faster through a unit of competency or allow the student full credit.

Prospective learners are informed of the RPL Policy and procedures prior to enrolment in the course and through a variety of means, including the Student Handbook and Tradecraft Academy’s website.