TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - CPC40110

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the state or territory. Builder licensing varies across States and Territories and additional requirements may apply.


  • 16 units: 13 core
  • 3 elective


  • Establish effective workplace relationships
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Arrange building applications and approvals
  • Plan and undertake site inspection and assessment of asbestos products and materials
  • Create and use databases
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • Plan building or construction work
  • Administer a construction contract
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Produce simple word processed documents
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Manage small business finances
  • Select and prepare a construction contract
  • Manage projects
  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • Plan small business finances
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Apply risk management techniques
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Supervise tilt-up work
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Create and use spreadsheets
  • Apply quality management techniques
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Write complex documents

Study pathways

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Tonsley International: $13,900 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 12 months

Further information

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

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