Course Info

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

National Course Code: CPC40110


The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will further your career as a builder or construction manager. Youll learn how to own and operate your own building enterprise and take your expertise to the next level with industry-standard skills and knowledge.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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
  • Supervise projects
  • Follow building codes and standards for residential and commercial constructions


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for working on building and construction projects
  • An interest in working in a variety of environments indoors and outdoors
  • A strong work ethic
  • An aptitude for working with their hands
  • Effective communication and people skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • High attention to detail


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Eligibility to apply for a Builders Licence (if you meet additional requirements)
  • A pathway to owning and operating a licensed building enterprise

Career opportunities:

  • Builder
  • Construction manager


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Building Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building Design

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 2 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Good communication and people skills
  • A love of working outdoors
  • An interest in hands-on work, in a variety of work and work conditions

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. Assessments in this course are theory based.

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is the qualification you need to apply for your NSW Builders licence.

Its important to note that you must have also completed a Certificate III in Carpentry or a Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying to be eligible to apply for your NSW Builders licence.

This is an in-demand qualification for construction site or project managers who have completed a Certificate III trade apprenticeship qualification.

The Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) is also an entry requirement into the Diploma of Building and Construction (Building). The Diploma is designed to give you the skills you need to become a foreman, site manager or project manager.

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the building industry.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Construction contracts, plans, sketches and drawings and specifications, reports, tenders, schedules, building applications and submissions and file notes

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. Work on real world projects, such as:

  • Simulated plans and specifications for designing of small building projects

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Classrooms for theory knowledge content
  • Onsite projects for site set out and levels

Building and construction qualifications and skills continue to be in high demand; with employment of building associates in New South Wales forecast to increase to approximately 15,040 jobs to 2024/25.
As population growth continues to drive employment in the residential construction sector, in both new dwellings and renovations, this qualification will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to meet demand and be industry ready.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Combination, Virtual classroom on campus
  • Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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  • Duration: 2 years

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