Certificate IV in Building & Construction

This is your first step towards starting your own business and/or preparing to apply for a builder’s licence in Australia.


36 weeks with one night workshop per week + self-study & assessment


Online – study anywhere, anytime

Expected Salary

$75,000 industry average salary¹

Job Growth

4.1% projected job growth (5 years)²

Course Overview
Certificate IV in Building & Construction

This qualification is designed for builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. Its core units cover essential skills you need to succeed in the construction industry.

Industry Skills
  • Supervise on-site construction work
  • Team leadership
  • OHS management
  • Contract preparation
  • Plan reading
  • Small business financial management

Nationally Recognised and Accredited Certificate

Our Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120) qualification is recognised across Australia.

Builder’s Licences are only recognised in the state you registered with, so you will need to apply for a new licence if you want to work in a new state.

However, you will not need to repeat the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, since the qualification is accredited no matter where you choose to work in the country.

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Course Details
Certificate IV in Building & Construction

36 weeks.

1 night workshop per week + self-study & assessment.

This course is delivered online. Study made to work for you – whether you are combining study with a full-time job, balancing life commitments, or need to further your education to achieve career goals. All course content, resources, and materials can be easily accessed at any time, and our trainers are always available to provide online support to you when necessary. 

Class times (adjusted for daylight savings time).
  • QLD: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • ACT: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • NSW: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Graduates who earn a Certificate IV in Building Construction can pursue employment in roles such as:
  • Builder
  • Building Supervisor
  • Site Manager
  • Carpenter
  • Building Estimator
Each state has different regulatory requirements. Check with your state’s licencing and regulatory authorities to find out how you can earn a builder’s licence in your state. We’ve also compiled this information at ctiaustralia.edu.au/how-to-get-your builders-license.
  • Students are expected to have a general understanding of Building & Construction.
  • Students need to complete an LLN test to demonstrate a satisfactory level of language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) abilities.
  • Classes are delivered online via Zoom. Students must have a laptop, computer, or smartphone available, as well as internet access.
Fee for Service: $5,820
Training Fund Authority (ACT): $3,120
Smart and Skilled (NSW): $2,850
With all of Capital Training Institute’s courses, we can offer a payment plan so that you can start studying immediately to achieve your goals sooner. For more information about funding and our pricing structure, enquire here
This training is subsidised by ACT Training Fund Authority and the NSW Government. To find out if you are eligible, visit www.ctiaustralia.edu.au/funding-and-fees.
CPCCBC5019 Manage building and construction business finances
CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4021Minimise waste on the building and construction site
BSBPMG422Apply project quality management techniques
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
CPCSUS4002Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4007Plan building or construction work
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C Buildings
CPCCBC4010Apply 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
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4013Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

Nothing from February 21, 2024 to April 21, 2024.


Peter Keane
Peter Keane
Excellent training provider. I completed my Certificate IV in Building and Construction over 18 weeks. Mal was an excellent trainer and helped me through understanding all aspects of the units. The structure is challenging, but having the ability to complete the course after work hours made this more convenient. I would highly recommend CTI.
Robert Pizzie
Robert Pizzie
I completed Cert IV in Building a couple of years ago. The course was well defined and notes provided were clear and easy to follow. Fast forward to now and after a couple of house moves my course certificates are in a "safe place." I contacted CTI and they again were extremely helpful in providing replacements. Exceptional training company.
Mehmood Nowrozi
Mehmood Nowrozi
Capital Training Institute is on of the great place for the ex construction supervisors to evaluate their experience and get the qualifications they need.
chirag shah
chirag shah
Highly recommended!! Very friendly and helpful staff. Right guidance is provided through out the course. Thanks Vijay and Roy for assistance and guidance through out the course. Also achieving my Cert 4 in Building
Chen Jacky
Chen Jacky
Great and helpful course! Very friendly and professional teacher and staff! I highly recommend this course.

Why CTI for Building and Construction?

Learn from experts

CTI is recognised as a leading private training provider in Australia for its standard of excellence. Every trainer is fully equipped with formal qualifications and relevant real-world experience.

Decades of experience

We have advanced hundreds of students’ careers through training produced in collaboration with the Australian Department of Education, Skills, and Employment. 

Nationally recognised

Our Nationally Recognised courses give students the expertise required to gain employment and start businesses as business professionals.

Dual Degree Pathway

Earn two qualifications and improve your career sooner with CTI’s dual qualification program. This program removes overlapping units and extra credit transfer forms. Dual qualification students can graduate for a lower fee and in a more efficient timeframe.

CTI is offering the following courses in its dual qualification program:
  • CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building & Construction and
  • CPC50220 – Diploma of Building & Construction (Building).
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