CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Build your career by studying the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). This 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).

Refer to the Course Information Sheet for more information.

Course Overview

Are you a qualified tradesperson, site manager, construction manager or other building professional? Are you seeking to run your own small to medium-sized building company and apply for domestic builder registration? This course will provide you with the essential knowledge you need. With a focus on low-rise residential construction, you’ll learn from experienced industry professionals about all aspects of the domestic building process including:

  • Domestic building contracts and legal obligations
  • The building permit application process
  • Low-rise structural principles
  • Estimating
  • Plan reading
  • Planning and supervising low-rise construction work
  • Safety management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Sustainability Principles
  • Applicants will be required to attend a Pre-Training Review to ensure they have the necessary industry experience, as well as sufficient literacy and numeracy skills, to successfully complete the course.

    Builder Registration

    Along with relevant building experience, this course can support your application for registration in the class of Domestic Builder (Unlimited). This course also includes the prescribed units of competency required for registration in the majority of Domestic Builder (Limited) classes. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) will consider this qualification as part of a broader examination of your knowledge and experience.

    Members of Master Builders Victoria can also receive assistance with the VBA registration application and interview process. To speak to a member of the Registration Team, phone (03) 9411 4555 or click here to learn more about our Builder Registration Program.

    Simulation Learning

    Using our state-of-the-art Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC), this course includes a unique simulated learning experience. Set up as a realistic construction site, participants are immersed into real-life scenarios, typical of construction workplaces, giving you the opportunity to practice new competencies in a controlled environment.

    Individual Cluster Enrolment

    You can choose to enrol into individual parts of this course if you do not wish to enrol into the full qualification.

  • Legal Obligations
  • Building Permit Applications
  • Applied Plan Reading
  • Low Rise Structural Principles
  • Estimating Principles
  • Supervise Low Rise Construction
  • Occupational Health and Safety Obligations
  • Plan Low Rise Construction
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Low Rise Sustainability Principles (Green Living)

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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.”

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).”

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)