Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Building and Construction
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)
Part-time day(1 year)

Start Date(s): Wait list only
End Date(s): Full-time study option: 6 months from start date Part-time study option: 1 year from start date
Days and Time: Day course runs Monday - Thursday from 8.30am - 4pm for 6 months.
Evening course runs Wednesday nights from 5pm - 9pm for 1 year (Must have industry experience to enrol).

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is designed for those seeking to become registered as a domestic builder in Victoria. Traineeships are designed for team leaders, front line managers and professionals in the construction industry. This building and construction course offers skills ranging from site survey set out to sketching.


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.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSMB404AUndertake Small Business Planning50
BSBSMB406AManage Small Business Finances60
CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects40
CPCCBC4002AManage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace40
CPCCBC4003ASelect And Prepare A Construction Contract40
CPCCBC4004AIdentify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects60
CPCCBC4005AProduce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering40
CPCCBC4006BSelect, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects40
CPCCBC4007APlan Building Or Construction Work40
CPCCBC4008BConduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects40
CPCCBC4009BApply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects50
CPCCBC4010BApply Structural Principles To Residential Low Rise Constructions160
CPCCBC4011BApply Structural Principles To Commercial Low Rise Constructions80
CPCCBC4013APrepare And Evaluate Tender Documentation20
CPCCBC4016AAdminister a construction contract20

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

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. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


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 $3.16 $0.63 $12.65

^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 2020. 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?

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?

You will study face to face at the Broadmeadows campus.

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.

You can apply through VTAC. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

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

All direct entry applicants will be notified by mail regarding the outcome of their application status. All VTAC applications will be notified by VTAC of their selection status.