Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Course Code: CPC40120 | CRICOS Code: 103786D


Building and Construction

Delivery Mode



52 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: CPC40120 | CRICOS Code: 103786D


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.

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.

Pre-Requisite Requirements

No pre-requisite requirement for this qualification as per course training package.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 52 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $14,000
(Includes Materials/ Training & Enrolment fee)
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Intake Dates
5th April 2021
28th June 2021
20th September 2021

*This course is available at River Road & Perth Campus.

Entry Requirement

The following are the Admission requirements of Lead college:

International Student
1. 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment
2. Must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
3. IELTS Overall 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 / TOEFL IBT 46 / PTE Academic 42 / CAE 162 / OET B/ GE Upper Intermediate Level/ MOI Certificate or equivalent or CERT III level in Australian
4. Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN Support
5. Must complete the FaceCruit Interview test with Lead College Admissions Officer


You will be assessed in the classroom and online. Assessments include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, written work, practical in simulated environment (workshop), work-based projects.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

Career Pathway

This qualification enables the student to seek employment as Builder in the Construction industry.

Essential Information


Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au. The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Pathway From Qualification

After completing CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction, you might like to think about a pathway into the CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (103756K).

Units Of Competency

The CPC40120 Certificate IV Building and Construction requires the completion of the following 19 Units (including 11 core and 8 electives).

Core Units 
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4014Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
CPCCBC4018Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information before enrolling.

Elective Units 
Group A – Building
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCSUS4002Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
Elective Units 
Group B – Site Manager
CPCCBC4013Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
CPCCBC4017Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
CPCCBC4052Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry
CPCCCO4001Supervise concreting work
General Electives  
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
BSBESB406Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures
BSBLDR413Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBPMG426Apply project risk management techniques
BSBPMG430Undertake project work
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBWRT411Write complex documents
CPCBIM4001Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work
CPCBIM4002Use BIM processes to carry out construction work
CPCBIM4003Contribute to BIM deliverables for construction work
CPCCBC4015Prepare specifications for all construction works
CPCCBC4019Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
CPCCBC4020Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
CPCCBC4022Supervise tilt-up work
CPCCBC4024Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4026Arrange building applications and approvals
CPCCBC4028Prepare design brief for construction works
CPCCBC5019Manage building and construction business finances
CPCSUS4001Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CPCSUS4003Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills

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CPC – Packaged Courses

5 Packaged Courses

Application for Enrolment – International Students

Prospective students are required to complete and submit this duly filled form (Application for Enrolment – International Students) to Lead College Pty Ltd with the supporting documents as stated.

1. Please read through the International Student Handbook and Policies and Procedures which can be found on our website at: https://leadcollege.edu.au or with an authorised agent of Lead College.

2. No enrolment will be processed unless this form is fully completed. You will need to sign the declaration at the end of this document to acknowledge your understanding and agreement of the enrolment conditions.

3. For more information on the eligibility requirements for the student visa processing, please visit the Australian
immigration website at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500

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