CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, all face to face training for this course has been transitioned to online virtual classroom sessions until further notice. For more information, please contact Master Builders Victoria on 03 9411 4555

Master Builders offers a number of building construction courses across Victoria, including CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). This accredited course is delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935) and is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Successful participants will be issued with a Certificate by Master Builders Association of Victoria, RTO no 3935.

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For detailed course, approximate government contribution and fee information click on the Course Information Sheet 

Who is the course designed for?

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is designed for builders, site managers, forepersons, construction managers and other building practitioners involved in managing, or wishing to start, small to medium-sized building businesses. If this doesn’t sound like the right fit for you, we also offer a number of other building construction courses Melbourne wide.

Course overview

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is an accredited qualification, upon successful completion of which with relevant building experience, will support your application for registration in the class of Domestic Builder (Unlimited). The Master Builders qualification contains all prescribed additional units of competency required for registration in the majority of Domestic Builder (Limited) class.

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) considers the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification as part of a broader examination of the applicant’s knowledge and experience. Master Builders Association of Victoria can provide assistance with the VBA registration application and interview process. To speak to a Registration Consultant, phone (03) 9411 4555. For more information on Victorian builder registration, visit www.vba.vic.gov.au.

Simulation learning component

Master Builders have now incorporated an exciting session at our state-of-the-art Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) into the course for Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). You’ll be able to practice some of the skills learnt in this course, first hand in a simulated workplace environment, which has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to learn new skills. The technology and learning methods used in this facility are so realistic that you will feel like you are actually on a real construction site. This is unique to Master Builders, as the BLSC facility is one of only three centres of this type in the world.

Learning outcomes

Students who complete the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will have gained the skills and knowledge to:

  • apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • select and prepare major domestic construction contracts
  • arrange building applications and approvals
  • manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • plan building or construction work
  • produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
  • apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
  • apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • read and interpret plans and specifications
  • identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • undertake small business planning
  • manage small business finances.

Mode of delivery

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course has a blended delivery model. This includes attending both face-to-face classes and simulated scenarios.

The course is delivered over 47 weeks which includes the equivalent of 35 days face-to-face attendance. It is expected learners will allow 12 hours per week on average outside class time to complete training and assessment tasks to attain this qualification.

There are 12 non-attendance weeks that do not require face to face attendance. The non-attendance weeks allow learners time to undertake pre-reading activities, structured independent learning and assessments.

Entry Requirements

In order for students to follow and successfully complete the program requirements, Master Builders requires that they:

    • be successful at a Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN ) assessment & a pre-enrolment review
    • have basic computer skills


    • have three (3) years work experience in the Building and Construction industry


    • have CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in construction industry, if working on a building and construction site prior to course commencement


    • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or its equivalent.

At the Pre-Training Review, we need to verify that you have the amount and type of work experience that will enable you to successfully complete the Master Builders course.

For course details, approximate government contribution and fee information click on the Course Information Sheet.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


“I gained the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully in the ever-changing construction industry and am considering continuing my studies with Master Builders Victoria. They are very organised, have great trainers, are conveniently located and their courses run during the evenings to allow for flexibility when you’re working.” (2018)

Nathan Triffett, Qualified Carpenter

“The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) was an invaluable platform upon which to understand the operational framework of the building industry. With the goal of registration in mind, this course was an invaluable platform that gave me the skills I needed to tackle the VBA exams and interviews. Along the way, I gained pertinent knowledge about industry best practices and through classroom discussion and cooperation, I made many valuable contacts in the industry.
I was pleasantly surprised with the Master Builders Victoria team who were spectacular in guiding me through the enrolment process and exceptionally giving of their time and expertise throughout the course. Before I knew it, I was prepped and ready to begin and assured my workload would not impede excessively on my family life. Master Builders allows enough time for us to complete assignments without excessive intrusion into our work-life balance, are understanding of time pressures and happy to assist in easing any possibility that coursework may cause stress or disruption.
The trainers are hand-picked to thoroughly represent their area of expertise and for their affinity for conveying its most important aspects. They present well-rounded modules of study that contain feasible case studies. Trainers are also easily accessible should further inquiry be necessary after scheduled classes.”

Marc Bishop, Bishop Construction Group

“If you’re going to do your Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), only do it at Master Builders Victoria! The training staff and trainers are the best of best. They are understanding of both your business and personal life and are willing to help you every step of the way. If you really want your Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), Master Builders Victoria will help you achieve it. I would like to personally thank all the training staff and trainers for all their assistance in helping me achieve my Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).” (2017)

Raymond French, Home Inspections For A Better Peace of Mind

“The best grounding and registration preparation you could hope to receive.” (2016)

Jack Gardner, Commercial and Office Modifications

“My sister and I were enrolled in the Certificate IV Building and Construction Course (through Master Builders). Chi had actually obtained the Certificate IV course online (through another company). However, after completing all the assessments and doing the course, she concluded she hadn’t learnt very much.

I had just recently joined the family business so we decided to both enroll in the Certificate IV through Master builders. The best part about the course are the trainers and learning in a group. I learnt just as much from the carpenters and plumbers in the class as the class content.

The content helped us prepare for the examination but the class discussions solidified our understanding of building which was vital for passing the interview component. One of the trainers became our mentor (Steve Zorzi) and he actually came onto one of our sites and explained how flashings work and structural aspects of construction. Steve and other classmates were instrumental in our success in the building registration process.”

Ping Chih, Project Manager - C&C Developments

“A must do before starting your business.”

Greg Taylor

“An essential component for anyone considering a future in the building and construction industry.”

John Moonen - John Moonen (Aust) Pty Ltd)