Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Want to become a builder?

Our Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) is for trade contractors, site supervisors and foremen, and tradespeople.

It will give you the technical qualification you need to apply for a Builder Low Rise Licence through the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

This program covers building construction theory and practices related to low rise buildings, providing the knowledge and managerial skills required to manage a successful residential building business.

We regularly run free information evenings in various regions throughout Queensland, with upcoming dates listed below. Or, you can contact us for details on upcoming info nights near you on 1300 136 002.

For funding information, see Course Details below or contact us (eligibility applies).

Phone 1300 13 60 02 Enquire now

Why enrol?

Our Certificate IV in Building and Construction course has been designed and developed in consultation with industry leaders, so you can be confident what you’re learning is relevant.

  • Master Builders trainers are recognised experts in their field
  • Our Cert IV course has a reputation for delivering superior outcomes – often exceeding industry standards.
  • We focus on face-to-face training because we know more one-on-one time with teachers means our students gain a greater depth of knowledge.
  • We run free information evenings prior to the start of our Cert IV courses to ensure our students have a thorough understanding of what to expect and to ensure an easy transition into study.
  • Students who find it hard to get to one of our nine training centres benefit from the flexibility of self-paced learning.
  • Our recognised prior learning (RPL) service means we can assess your skills and experience and, in some cases, help you gain formal qualifications quicker.

Master Builders offers more than just training. Our courses are open to everyone, but our members enjoy the added value of ongoing support when applying for licenses, as well as help with career planning and value pricing.

Course outline

Our Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) course is divided into eight clusters of learning that are based on the issues we know are important in the building and construction sector today.

These clusters include:

  • Managing OH&S
  • Building principals and codes
  • Project site surveys
  • Resource management
  • Project management
  • Planning building and construction work
  • Contract management
  • Managing small business finances.

Course details

Duration 10 months – face-to-face delivery/self-paced learning OR 6 months recognition of prior learning
Outcome Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification (upon completing all 16 units)
Course code


DeliveryFace-to-face learning, self-paced learning or recognition of prior learning
Costs and funding

Face-to-face prices:

  • Member full price: $5,970 (GST free)
  • Non-member full price: $6,170 (GST free)

Self-paced price: $5,970

RPL price: $4,335

Call 1300 136 002 to check your eligibility and to enrol.


For distance and face-to-face delivery, prior to enrolment, candidates should be able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 months post carpentry and/or bricklaying trade (24 months for all other trades) and demonstrate a minimum level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

For RPL, prior to enrolment, candidates must be:

  • For carpenters and bricklayers: at least two years post trade experience on-site supervising all trades with a licensed builder, in domestic construction, and commercial construction to one storey.
  • For all other trades: at least four years post trade experience on-site supervising all trades with a licensed builder, in domestic construction, and commercial construction to one storey.

It is expected that all participants have access to internet and office technology and able to produce photographic identification, including a general safety induction card.


To enrol, candidates will need to meet the eligibility criteria, participate in a phone interview with Master Builders and undertake a LLN assessment.

Students must:

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 12 months experience post trade qualification
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Have access to internet and email
  • Have a laptop (preferably Windows based) that can be used throughout the course duration for class work and assessments.

Upcoming courses

For upcoming course dates, phone 1300 13 60 02 today!

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Terms & conditions

Please read Master Builders training and licensing policies prior to enrolment.

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