About the course

About the course

Develop your career and employment options. If you’re already in the building and construction industry and would like to step up into supervisory roles or you’re a tradesperson seeking to become a subcontractor then our building course will give you the skills to achieve your career aspirations.

Through our building course with current industry professionals you will gain the skills and knowledge:

  • to coordinate the construction of low-rise buildings
  • to select and prepare major domestic construction contracts
  • to plan and prepare project estimates and schedules
  • to manage occupational health and safety
  • to apply the National Construction Codes and Australian Standards to building systems
  • to manage small business finances

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Part time: 12 months (Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:30pm) (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)


For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

On successful completion of this qualification you may be considered for positions within a construction company such as:

  • site supervisor
  • foreman
  • or you may operate as a sub-contractor.

With relevant industry experience, a graduate may apply to the Building Practitioners Board (BPB) to become a registered building practitioner under the domestic builder category.

Please note the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is not a prescribed qualification under the Building Regulations 2006.

Where an applicant has obtained a qualification that is not prescribed, or accepted as an equivalent qualification, such as CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), the Board will consider this as part of a broader examination of the applicant's knowledge and experience.

To find out more about becoming a registered building practitioner please refer to the Victorian Building Authority website.

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Entry Requirements

You must have basic computer skills (be able to navigate the internet and use basic functions of Microsoft Word)


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Pathways & Accreditation

Students who wish to do further studies may progress to the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). Credit transfer is available for students who successfully complete the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,063.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $613.00
Full Tuition Fee $11,929.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$644.80
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure

You must complete 16 units

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