Study online or on campus to launch your career as a builder or site manager. Learn to operate your own building enterprise, improve your understanding of national construction codes and standards, and develop your knowledge to progress your career further.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Plan, prepare, read and interpret building and construction plans, contracts, and specifications
Identify and estimate building costs
Schedule ordering of materials and labour
Interpret building codes and standards for residential and commercial constructions
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to create reports and construction contracts
Experience in following building codes and standards
Part of the eligibility requirements required to apply for a building licence
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Attend a pre-enrolment interview with your teacher who will evaluate your skills to determine how we can best support your success or if an alternative pathway is recommended
Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test to assist us in designing your individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course
This course can also be taken as a traineeship
There may be options to study this course as an apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Intermediate communication and math skills
Excellent organisational skills to coordinate construction
Problem-solving skills and high attention to detail
Ability to use a computer
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Building Associates supervise construction sites, and organise and coordinate the material and human resources required.
Other jobs include: builder, construction supervisor, site manager, site supervisor and estimator.
To be qualified as a licensed builder in NSW, you need to apply for a building licence. This course meets one of the requirements to apply for your building licence in NSW. Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 units of competency, including 11 core and 8 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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