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 Low Rise Builders 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 WHS
  • 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  (RPL)
OutcomeCPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification (upon completing all 16 units)
Course code

CPC40110
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DeliveryFace-to-face learning, self-paced learning or recognition of prior learning
Costs and funding

Face-to-face unfunded prices:

  • Member full price: $6,420 (GST exempt)
  • Non-member full price: $6,620 (GST exempt)

Face-to-face funded prices:

  • Member price: $750 (GST free)^
  • Non-member price: $950 (GST free)^
  • FEE-FREE for current active apprentices, cancelled apprentices or those that completed an apprenticeship less than one (1) year ago*

RPL prices:

  • Member price: $4,335 (GST exempt)
  • Non-member price: $4,835 (GST exempt)

Self-paced prices:

  • Member price: $6,420 (GST exempt)
  • Non-member price: $6,620 (GST exempt)

^CSQ funds to a maximum of $5,670 for this course (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria).
*CSQ funds to a maximum of $7,087.60 for this course (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria).
Call 1300 136 002 to check your eligibility and to enrol.


Eligibility

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.

Enrolment

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 starting

  • Thursday 30 January 2020 | Brisbane
  • Saturday 1 February 2020 | Toowoomba

To enrol in a course phone 1300 13 60 02.

Upcoming dates

Choose a date and venue that suits you by choosing whether you're eligible for a fully funded option or can take advantage of our member price. Not sure which to choose or no dates that suit? Give us a call on 1300 13 60 02 for assistance or to register your interest for the next course date in your area.

Non-funded: non-member

If you are not a Master Builders member and not eligible for funding, choose from the below course options to book. The non-member full price for face-to-face and self-paced options is $6,620 (GST exempt). Please note the self-paced option is not available in all regions. Check here to see if you're eligible for funding, or call us on 1300 13 60 02.

Non-funded: member

If you are a Master Builders member but not eligible for funding, choose from the below course options to book. The member full price for face-to-face and self-paced options is $6,420 (GST  exempt). Please note self-paced option is not available in all regions. Check here to see if you're eligible for funding, or call us on 1300 13 60 02.

Funded: non-member

If you are not a Master Builders member but are eligible for funding, choose from the below course options to book. The non-member funded price is $950 (GST exempt)^. Check here to see if you're eligible for funding, or call us on 1300 13 60 02.

^CSQ funds to a maximum of $5,670 for this course (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria).

Funded: member

If you are a Master Builders member and eligible for funding, choose from the below course options to book. The member funded price is $750 (GST exempt)^. Check here to see if you're eligible for funding, or call us on 1300 13 60 02.

^CSQ funds to a maximum of $5,670 for this course (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria).

Funded: apprentice

The below course options are for eligible students who qualify for the following: FEE-FREE for current active apprentices, cancelled apprentices or those that completed an apprenticeship less than one (1) year ago. Check here to see if you're eligible for funding, or call us on 1300 13 60 02.

^CSQ funds to a maximum of $7,087.60 for this course (subject to funding availability and eligibility criteria).


Terms & conditions

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


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