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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart Anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Career Outcome:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manage

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course is an online program that provides training in planning, coordinating, and completing the construction of residential and low-rise commercial buildings. It also includes units in small business management, leadership, and project management. 

The course is nationally recognized and has no prerequisites, although some on-the-job experience is recommended. The program is delivered online, allowing students to study at their own pace and on any device.

 The Certificate IV is a valuable qualification for those seeking to work in the booming construction industry in Australia as a Builder or Construction Manager. The course teaches skills such as interpreting plans and specifications, applying building codes and standards, creating and managing construction contracts, and managing site Work Health and Safety. 

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197))

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Job Outcomes


  • Builder
  • Construction Manage

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognized Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication


There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian or require guardian/parental consent.


All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • File compression software
  • Digital audio or video recording capability
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Telephone
  • Calculator
  • Photocopier (this could be a feature of printer/scanner).

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. 
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. 

Practical task

You will be asked to complete specific tasks outlined in the assessments. 

The work-based project should be at:

A construction site (see under ‘White card’ on this page for more information). 

The licensed builder that you use will need to have the following tools on-site:

  • Hand saw
  • Hand plane
  • Chisels
  • Electric plane
  • Electric drill
  • Circular saw
  • Nail gun
  • Air compressor



Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 7

Module 8

Module 9

Module 10

Module 11

Module 12

Module 13

Module 14

Module 15

Module 16


Assessment details

  • Case studies
  • Demonstrations and Presentations
  • Knowledge tests
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Oral questions
  • Portfolio
  • Projects
  • Scenario-based questions
  • Short-answer questions


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.