Course Description

Take the next step in your building career. Turn your existing skills and experience into a CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification along your pathway to a Builder's licence. This course will teach you the necessary skills to manage a small building and construction business.

  • You could complete the course in just over 7 months
  • Learn from our industry professional trainers
  • Minimise impact on the working week with classes scheduled on weekends
  • Meet relevant industry and licensing requirements - See Fair Trading NSW licensing criteria

This course may be subsidised by the NSW Government through the 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 fees 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


Non-Member Rate


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


Invoice Issued



On enrolment


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

Week preceding stage 1 of class schedule


Remaining value (not exceeding total course value)

Week preceding stage 2 of class schedule

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 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.



$1,500.00 Members $1,500.00 Non Members


Master Builders Association - Newcastle
Level 1
165 Lambton Road



Our classroom training and assessment course will only take up to 10 weekends over a 7-month period.


Check our course class schedules for starting dates.


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

  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time experience in building and construction 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 (Referees must be a currently 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


For full units of competency see the course information guide. Here is a brief overview of the assessments that will take place:  

  • Residential Site Safety  
  • Plans, Specification, Codes & Standards      
  • Site Surveying and Setting Out        
  • Structures and Material Handling      
  • Builders Quantities and Estimating
  • Managing Finance  
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Knowledge testing and practical observations  
  • Written project-based tasks


Upon successful completion a nationally accredited CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification. Project Management and supervisory career outcomes. Pathway to a Builder's licence. For licensing contact Fair Trading NSW.