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CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Need Certificate IV in Building and Construction? Learn from the convenience of your own home with Back to Basics’ unique Distance Education program.

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is a possible starting point for those wanting a career as a Builder, Site Supervisor, Contracts Administrator, or Leading Hand. The course is suitable for one of the requirements for Builders Licensing or Builder Accreditation in most states and territories, including:

  • Office of Fair Trading (NSW),
  • Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QLD),
  • ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACT),
  • Workplace Standards Tasmania (TAS),
  • Consumer and Business Services (SA),
  • Building Practitioners Board (NT)
  • Victorian Building Authority (VIC) have specified arrangements – please contact Back to Basics for more information.

All applicants requiring builders licensing or builder accreditation are advised to consult with the licensing / accrediting body in their state or territory to confirm the experience and trade criteria they must meet.

NOTE: Applicants remain subject to other Government requirements with regard to relevant experience and other considerations at the discretion of the individual state or territories licensing / accrediting authority.

Australian Nationally Recognised TraininThe Qualification CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is made up of 16 Units of Competency – (13 Compulsory Units and 3 Elective).  The units are clustered and delivered over 6 Modules.  Back to Basics has prepared this qualification by grouping the Units of Competency that are required to award this qualification with further Units of Competency for clarity and content. The Qualification is prepared by clustering the units into six 6 Modules.

Module 1: Site Management

  • Property Development
  • The Approval System
  • Prepare and Implement a Construction Plan
  • Site Survey and Set Out
  • Site Preparation
  • Job File
  • Amenities and Security
  • Environmental and Waste Management
  • Meetings
  • Purchasing Procedure
  • Job Reporting, Site Procedures, Site Progress Report
  • Site Inspections
  • Site Personnel and Their Responsibilities
  • Safety Considerations
  • Safety Legislation State Variations
  • Demolition
  • Induction
  • Incident Investigation
  • Workers Compensation and Return to Work Programs
  • Safety Signs
  • First Aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Job Safety Analysis and Safe Work Method Statements
  • Emergency Procedures, Planning and Follow Up
  • Skin Cancer and Outdoor Workers
  • Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances
  • Risk Management
  • Workplace Health and Safety Management

Module 2: Construction

  • Regulations and Codes
    – Government Acts and Regulations
    – Australian Standards
    – National Construction Code
  • Design Principles
  • Safe Design Of Building and Structures
  • Liveable Housing Design Guidelines
  • Adaptable Housing
  • Structural Principles Applied
  • Building Materials
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Health and Amenities
  • Site Preparations
  • Demolition/Asbestos
  • Clearing The Site
  • Foundation/Site Classification
  • Excavation
  • Site Surface Drainage
  • Termite Risk Management
  • Footings and Slabs
    – Preparation
    – Retaining Walls
    – Footings and Slab Construction
    – Function of Piles
    – Reinforcing and Placing the Concrete
  • Masonry
    – Bricks/Blocks/Mortar Mixes
    – Full Brick, Brick Veneer, Blockwork
    – Masonry Accessories, Flashings
    – Damp Proof Courses, Weepholes and Termite Shields
  • Timber Framing
    – Sub Floor Ventilation, Flooring
    – Wall Framing, Bracing, Tie Downs
    – Roof Types
    – Trusses
    – Conventional Roofing
    – Durability
  • Steel Framing
  • Roofing
  • Glazing
  • Insulation
  • Wet Area
  • Stairs, Balustrades and Disabled Access
  • Fix Out, Finishes
  • Services, Fire Resistance and Safety
  • Landscape, Swimming Pool Compliance

Module 3: Quantities and Estimating

  • Introduction, Preparation Of The Estimate
  • Definition Of Terms Used In Estimating
  • Interpretation Of Drawings and Specifications
  • Maths Notes, Estimating and Workup Routines
  • Preliminaries, Overheads and Administration
  • Trade Order, Quantities Take Off
  • The Builders Take Off
  • The Tender Process, The Principles of Tendering, People Associated with the Tendering Process
  • Procurement, Resource Management
  • Finalising The Tender

Module 4: Legal Requirements

  • Licensing
  • Infrastructure and Planning
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
  • General Insurance, Home Warranty
  • Contract Requirements, Sub Contracting
  • Security of Payments
  • Legislation Relating to Financial Transactions
  • Laws Relating to Employment
  • Equal Employment and Anti Discrimination
  • Training
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Safety Issues
  • Workers Compensation
  • Australian Standards
  • Building Codes, Building Classifications
  • Fire Resistance and Safety

Module 5: Contracts Management

  • Australian Law
  • Australian Courts
  • What’s in a Contract, Choosing the Contract
  • Contract Documentation, Specifying Requirements
  • The Contract and Tender Procedures
  • Obligations of the Parties
  • Standard Contract Conditions
  • Risk Management
  • Breach of Contract, Suspension of Work
  • Termination
  • Subcontracting In the Construction Industry
  • Negotiation, Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Administration

Module 6: Financial Management

  • Business Records
  • Cash Book
  • Taxation
  • Ordering System, Job Costing
  • Developing the Builders Project Cash Flow
  • Financial Ratios
  • Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet

Core Units:

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

Elective Units:

CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on the building and construction site
CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes
CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

Assumed Knowledge: It is important that you have, or had access to a building site or are currently working in a building environment and have had or have current experience in the building and construction industry to be able to complete this program.

On the successful completion of all units of competency you will receive the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Employment Opportunities

  • Builder
  • Site Supervisor
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Leading Hand

You will receive professional support from Back to Basics’ experienced team. Back to Basics’ Trainers are available to assist you via email, in writing or by telephone throughout the duration of your course.  All of our tutors are qualified and have up to date ‘hands on’ industry knowledge.

All the support you need, to build your future now!

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