Your pathway to a building licence could be quicker than you think!

You have the skills, you have the knowledge and you have the industry experience. Now all you need to do is be assessed!

On-site RPL is the pathway you need to the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification. To find out about the building licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you already have. Our industry expert assessors come to your workplace to conduct the skills assessment.

With On-site RPL you can complete the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) in as little as 3 months. 
 

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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 $1,240

If you do hold a previous qualification

from $1,450

Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy

Master Builders Member Rate

$3,500

Non-Member Rate

$3,850

Price

$1,500.00 Members $1,500.00 Non Members

Location

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WHAT IS ON-SITE RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. Simply follow our On-Site RPL kit and provide video and photographic evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you have. Plus, our industry expert assessors come to your workplace to conduct the skills assessment, so there’s no time off-site.

HOW DOES THIS COURSE BENEFIT MY CAREER?

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) on-site RPL program is designed to enable potential builders and industry professionals to formally recognise their skills in business, their technical knowledge and managing building and construction 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 5 years full-time experience in carpentry or building within the last 10 years                                                                                                            
  • Minimum of 1 year 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 
  • Answer at least 80% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process 
     

HOW LONG IS THIS COURSE?

This on-site RPL program is designed to be completed within 3 months.

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 for when the next session is scheduled.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MASTER BUILDERS?

Take your place in one of Australia’s largest industries, study with the Master Builders. Backed by the original Building and Construction Association, 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 BE ASSESSED ON?

Here is a brief overview of the subjects you will be assessed on:

  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Manage OHS procedures in the workplace
  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
  • Manage small business finances, inventory and produce estimations                                                                                                                          
  • Arrange building applications and approvals
  • Negotiate and resolve business issues                                                                            
  • Knowledge testing and practical observations                                                                                                
  • Preparation of your portfolio of evidence

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

CODE

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

CPCCBC4002A

Manage occupational health & safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4001A

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

CPCCBC4012B

Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCBC4009B

Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4003A

Select and prepare a construction contract

CPCCBC4007A

Plan building or construction work

CPCCBC4008B

Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

CPCCBC4006B

Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

CPCCBC4010B

Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

CPCCBC4011B

Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

CPCCBC4004A

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

CPCCBC4005A

Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

CPCCBC4026A

Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

CPCCBC4018A

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

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 $1,240

If you do hold a previous qualification

from $1,450

Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy

Master Builders Member Rate

$3,500

Non-Member Rate

$3,850

*Student fees will increase if you are assessed as ‘not yet competent’ by Recognition of Prior Learning in any unit/s of competency and are required to undertake classroom or distance-based training and assessment. Fees may increase on a pro-rata basis per unit of competency to a maximum of $2,850.


Fees are invoiced under the following payment structure: 

Invoice Stage

Amount

Invoice Issued

Enrolment

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

On enrolment

Commencement

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

On release of online assessment

Progression

Remaining value if applicable (not exceeding total course value)

On receipt of knowledge questions and portfolio of evidence

You will not be permitted to move from one assessment stage to the next until the accompanying fees are paid in full. 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 $1,500.00 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.