TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate IV in Building and Construction - CPC40120

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 104666D

This qualification reflects the role of builders, site managers and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses who apply knowledge of structural principles, codes, standards and legal requirements to Class 1 and 10, to a maximum of two storeys and Class 2 to 9 Type C constructions, and who plan and supervise safe building and construction work, prepare and administer contracts, and who apply quality principles to building and construction projects. Building relates to construction and Site Management is about managing the factors around construction, such as the deployment of crews with specialised skills (including builders), product compliance, deployment of contract specialised skills, weather and site location.Occupational titles depending on packaging options selected may include:BuilderConstruction SupervisorSite ManagerSite SupervisorLeading HandThe qualification is designed to enable two specialised occupational outcome pathways depending on elective options which will be reflected as: Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Builder and Site Supervisor licensing varies across States and Territories and requirements additional to the attainment of this qualification may be required.


  • Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings
  • Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills
  • Manage building and construction business finances
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Write complex documents
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions
  • Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
  • Plan building and construction work
  • Supervise concreting work
  • Select, prepare and administer a construction contract
  • Apply project quality management techniques
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects
  • Select, procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project
  • Arrange building applications and approvals
  • Prepare design brief for construction works
  • Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • Undertake project work
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Manage finances for new business ventures
  • Supervise tilt-up work
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • Prepare simple building sketches and drawings
  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Tonsley International: $20,120 No
  • Full-time : 78 weeks
  • Full-time : 52 weeks

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