The Master Builders Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building) will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to manage residential building projects and small to medium-sized businesses. It is also one of the qualification requirements for your pathway to a building licence.

This course covers building and construction theory and practices for residential buildings, as well as providing managerial knowledge for business finances, supervision, project planning and operations. 

To find out about the building licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW.

 
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COURSE FEES

Upon enrolment, an invoice is issued for $1,500. Please note this is not the full price of this course.

However, this table is a general guide to course fees for this qualification pathway. For more details about course fees including Smart and Skilled, please scroll further down the page.

NSW Government Smart and Skilled Subsidy Indicative Pricing

If you do not hold a previous qualification

from $2,440

If you do hold a previous qualification

from $2,850

Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy

Master Builders Member Rate

$3,950

Non-Member Rate

$4,250

Student fees may decrease if you are awarded Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning in any unit/s of competency and are no longer required to undertake classroom or distance-based training and assessment for these unit/s of competency.

Price

$1,500.00 Members $1,500.00 Non Members

Location

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WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM?

Instead of rushing from work to class, you now have time to go home, settle in, grab a snack, then simply login to learn. Virtual classrooms are just like a real class except from the comfort of your own home.

Be supported by our industry expert educators and our customer service team throughout your learning journey.

All you need is your laptop/tablet/computer, a quiet place, and speakers or headphones. Once you login to learn you'll be connected to educators and colleagues, as well as having access to our learning resources, videos and more!

HOW DOES THIS COURSE BENEFIT MY CAREER?

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course is designed to enable potential builders and others in the industry to improve their business skills and technical knowledge so that they can successfully manage their building and construction business and projects.
Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder from NSW Fair Trading.

Career benefits:

  • Start and grow your building and construction business
  • Expand your business capabilities
  • Be on the pathway to a building licence
  • Manage small to medium sized building and construction businesses
  • Spend less time on the tools and focus on business

Occupations may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business owner

The qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. The industry requires general employability skills such as:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self management
  • Technology
  • Learning
     

IS THIS TRAINING FOR ME?

To enrol in this course you must have the following entry requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years full-time experience in Building and Construction within the last 10 years
  • Minimum of 6 months supervisory experience in the building and construction industry
  • Valid White Card (general construction induction card)
  • Hold a current Contractor’s Licence OR provide details of 2 qualified/licensed referees within building to confirm your work history/experience who have worked with you for 12 months or more (Referees must be a current licenced builder, construction manager or site foreman)
  • Answer at least 65% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process
  • You are currently working on active construction projects

HOW LONG IS THIS COURSE?

  • This program is designed to be completed within 12 months.
  • The suggested commitment to studying is 5-8 hours per week.
  • The interactive online tutorials are scheduled as 2-hour sessions on weekday afternoons and evenings.

THE BUILDING LICENCE QUALIFICATION PROCESS

 

Qualification requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our previously completed students who are on the pathway have success with licence applications by NSW Fair Trading. Before making any training decisions we recommend you find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced builder from NSW Fair Trading.

Master Builders host Building Licence information sessions to provide more details. Please ask us when the next session is scheduled.
 

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MASTER BUILDERS?

Take your place in one of Australia’s largest industries and study with the Master Builders. As the leading education provider in the building and construction industry, why would you choose anyone else for your qualification pathway to a building licence? Within our building community, you will be supported by our industry expert educators and our customer service team throughout your learning journey.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Here is a brief overview of the subjects covered in the course:

  • Residential Site Safety
  • Legal and Regulations
  • Project Planning
  • Site Surveying and Setting Out
  • Contracts and Disputes
  • Supervision
  • Building Resources
  • Structures
  • Builders Quantities and Estimating
  • Financial Management

Here is a list of the full units of competency in this course:

CODE

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

CORE/ELECTIVE

CPCCBC4002A

Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

Core

CPCCBC4009B

Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

Core

CPCCBC4001A

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

Core

CPCCBC4012B

Read and interpret plans and specifications

Core

CPCCBC4026A

Arrange building applications and approvals

Elective

CPCCBC4018A

Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects

Elective

CPCCBC4003A

Select and prepare a construction contract

Core

CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

Elective

CPCCBC4007A

Plan building or construction work

Core

CPCCBC4008B

Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

Core

CPCCBC4006B

Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

Core

CPCCBC4010B

Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

Core

CPCCBC4011B

Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

Core

CPCCBC4004A

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Core

CPCCBC4005A

Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

Core

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

Core

HOW MUCH WILL THE COURSE FEES COST ME?

This course may be subsidised by the NSW Government Smart and Skilled initiative. If you are eligible for the government subsidy, your student fee will be determined by the NSW Government. Smart and Skilled prices are subject to funding availability. A quote of applicable fees and funding will be provided prior to enrolment.

A general guide to fees for this qualification pathway is as follows:

NSW Government Smart and Skilled Subsidy Indicative Pricing

If you do not hold a previous qualification

from $2,440

If you do hold a previous qualification

from $2,850

Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy

Master Builders Member Rate

$3,950

Non-Member Rate

$4,250

Student fees may decrease if you are awarded Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning in any unit/s of competency and are no longer required to undertake classroom or distance-based training and assessment for these unit/s of competency.

Fees are invoiced under the following payment structure: 

Invoice Stage

Amount

Invoice Issued

Enrolment

$1,500

On enrolment

Commencement

Up to $1,500 (not exceeding total course value)

On release of stage 1 resources

Progression

Remaining value (not exceeding total course value)

On release of stage 2 resources

Please note, relevant fees must be paid in full prior to progressing from one stage to the next. All participant fees are GST exempt. 
Visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au to learn more about the Smart and Skilled program. 

According to the Standards for RTOs 2015, at no stage will Master Builders charge more than $1,500 in advance of services being provided.

 

 

SMART AND SKILLED

The Smart and Skilled program provides subsidies from the NSW Government to support your training. Master Builders has a contract with the NSW Government (Department of Education) to offer subsidised training and assessment programs under the government's Smart and Skilled program.
Eligibility and course availability criteria apply. To find out if you are eligible visit the Smart and Skilled NSW website. The Master Builders customer service team will also assist you with your enquiries.