Certificate IV In Building And Construction (Building)


Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Free TAFE, Building and Construction, Carpentry
Course Length
Part-time(12 months)

Start Date(s): March 2022
End Date(s): March 2023
Days and Time: Thursdays 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Course Overview

This course aims to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium sized building businesses. The course is designed to teach you the regulations and rules of the Australian building and construction industry and assist with applications for registration with the Victorian Building Authority, however completion of this course does not guarantee registration. For licencing requirements please look at the VBA’s website first at www.vba.vic.gov.au/building/registration.

Pathway outcomes for this course are building site supervisor, construction manager, registered builder (refer to www.vba.vic.gov.au/building/registrationfor licencing requirements).

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

Online Delivery
The Online Delivery model is designed for those who already have industry experience/working in the industry.  
This course is held online on Thursday evenings and runs for 12 months.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer
You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSMB406AManage Small Business Finances (BSBSMB406A)60
CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects (CPCCBC4001A)40
CPCCBC4002AManage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace (CPCCBC4002A)40
CPCCBC4003ASelect And Prepare A Construction Contract (CPCCBC4003A)40
CPCCBC4004AIdentify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects (CPCCBC4004A)60
CPCCBC4005AProduce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering (CPCCBC4005A)40
CPCCBC4006BSelect, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects (CPCCBC4006B)40
CPCCBC4007APlan Building Or Construction Work (CPCCBC4007A)40
CPCCBC4008BConduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects (CPCCBC4008B)40
CPCCBC4009BApply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects (CPCCBC4009B)50
CPCCBC4010BApply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions (CPCCBC4010B)160
CPCCBC4011BApply Structural Principles To Commercial Low Rise Constructions (CPCCBC4011B)80
CPCCBC4012BRead And Interpret Plans And Specifications (CPCCBC4012B)30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404)50
CPCCBC4013APrepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation (CPCCBC4013A)20
CPCCBC4016AAdminister a construction contract (CPCCBC4016A)20

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.

Additional comments

At the completion of this study you can make application to the Victorian Building Authority who will assess your eligibility to become a building practitioner in Victoria.

What will I study?

Building, structural, legal sustainability, site surveying, estimating, plan reading, supervision, produce labour and material schedules, contract preparation, occupational health and safety, codes, Australian standards, storing of materials.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
840 840 $3.48 $0.70 $13.61

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

You must have industry experience to enrol. There are no set prerequisites for this course. However you will be required to attend an Information Session and sit a numeracy and literacy skills assessment - LLN Test to ensure you will be able to complete the course with ease.

The Australian Core Skills Frame work provides a national standard of required core skills and levels of performance when seeking to enter training. Kangan Institute has the Certificate IV in Construction listed as a Level 4 for Literacy and Numeracy. All students will be required to complete a pre training review if they intend to enrol into the course after the information session on the day.

Where and how can I study?

This course is undertaken online - one evening per week. 

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the building industry. The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) provides an excellent opportunity for individuals providing the skills and a sound knowledge of; building law, structural behaviour, regulations, codes and standards, small business, estimating, efficient sustainable structures.

This course may lead to employment as a registered builder, construction manager, building supervisor etc.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in building law, site survey set out, sketching, structural principles, estimating, building codes contacts, Australian standards, supervision, planning, environmental, plan reading, OHS etc.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies. Credit transfers may be available into our Diploma of Building, or at an Advanced Diploma in the building surveying sector.

How do I apply?

You can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button above.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will complete a Literacy and Numeracy LLN Test to determine eligibility.