Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Want to become a builder?

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

It will give you the technical qualification you need to apply for a Low Rise Builders Licence through the QBCC.

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.

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 time with teachers means our students gain a greater depth of knowledge.
  • We may 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.
  • 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 and Construction course is based on the issues we know are important in the building and construction sector today.

The course covers:

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

Face-to-face course details

DurationFace-to-face delivery - approximately 10 months
OutcomeCPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction



Face-to-face learning or RPL*

*Call us on 1300 13 60 02 if you believe you have the relevant experience to qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Costs and funding

Face-to-face full price:

  • Members: $6,620 (GST exempt)
  • Non-members: $6,820 (GST exempt)

Face-to-face funded price:

  • Members: $950 (GST exempt)^
  • Non-members: $1,150 (GST exempt)^
  • Fully subsidised for current active apprentices, cancelled apprentices or those that completed an apprenticeship less than a year ago^

^CSQ funds to a maximum of $5,670 or $7,087.50 for eligible apprentices (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria). Click here for more information or call 1300 136 002 to check your eligibility and to enrol.

Face-to-face eligibility

To enrol students must:

  • Have significant building and construction sector experience or 12 months post trade certificate experience
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Have access to internet and email
  • Have a modern laptop (preferably Windows based) with Microsoft programs and Adobe Reader, that can be used throughout the course duration for class work and assessments.

RPL course details

DurationRecognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - up to a period of 90 days
OutcomeCPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


DeliveryRecognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Costs and funding

Full RPL (16 units) prices:

  • Members: $3,310 (GST exempt)
  • Non-members: $3,510 (GST exempt)
RPL Site Supervisor (10 units only) prices:
  • Members: $2,732 (GST exempt)
  • Non-members: $2,932 (GST exempt)
RPL eligibilityCall our team on 1300 13 60 02 to discuss our RPL eligibility criteria.

Upcoming courses starting

  • 16 November 2021 | Sunshine Coast
  • 22 November 2021 | Brisbane
  • 30 November 2021 | Gold Coast
  • 1 December 2021 | Brisbane
  • 12 January 2022 | Townsville

To enrol, or for more information call 1300 13 60 02.

Terms & conditions

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

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