CPC40120 – Certificate IV Building & Construction
This qualification 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.
Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:
- Construction Supervisor
- Site Manager
- Site Supervisor
- Leading Hand
The qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as:
- Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or
- Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)
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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Builder and Site Supervisor licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
- 19 units of competency:
- 11 core units
- 8 elective units.
To achieve the occupational outcome of Builder electives must include:
- All Group A elective units
- Up to two elective units from either Group B or general electives.
- One elective unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome
To achieve the occupation outcome of Site Manager electives must include:
- All Group B electives
- Up to four elective units from either Group A or general electives.
- One unit may be from any training package or accredited course as long as it ensures the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome
An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.
Unit of competency
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.
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
Group A – Building
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
Group B – Site Manager
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
Supervise concreting work
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
Manage finances for new business ventures
Lead effective workplace relationships
Manage personal and professional development
Apply project risk management techniques
Undertake project work
Write complex documents
Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work
Use BIM processes to carry out construction work
Contribute to BIM deliverables for construction work
Prepare specifications for all construction works
Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
Supervise tilt-up work
Resolve business disputes
Arrange building applications and approvals
Prepare design brief for construction works
Manage building and construction business finances
Inspect the erection of prefabricated concrete elements
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills