Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - CPC40110

VOCATIONAL

Get registered as a licensed builder in as little as six months in this fast tracked program.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years
Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

This Qualification has been superseded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and will change in 2023.

You can still apply for this program and you will be supported to transfer into the new qualification once it becomes available. This may result in changes to the program structure, content and fees.

Designed for those seeking formal registration as a builder after at least three years of industry experience, you'll examine the principles, techniques, and regulations of the building and construction industry primarily related to residential construction.

This certificate is offered in a blended teaching model via workshops and tutorials, and is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), the registration body for builders in Victoria.

*Programs may change as training packages are updated.

*This is a Free TAFE priority course. Check your eligibility.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

Each cluster in this course includes at least one workshop involving industry speakers and facilitation.

You’ll also have access to ongoing online and face-to-face support.

Assessments include reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects, practical assignments and quizzes.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including seminars, workshops, presentations, and group discussions. You'll have access to online resources through the student portal.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

Throughout this certificate, you will have the opportunity to engage with professional industry speakers from a variety of organisations and contexts.

While undertaking the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), students can expect to be on campus for two days per week, totalling approximately 15 hours per week.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

This certificate offers learning organised into specialised clusters.

Each cluster is entirely independent of the others, and they can be completed in any order, allowing students to enter the program at any stage of the year.

Major clusters include:

  • understanding contracts
  • project estimating
  • project planning
  • structures
  • building codes and standards
  • occupational health and safety requirements
  • tendering
  • business management.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Program code: C4274
National curriculum code: CPC40110

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
City Campus
2 years part time
C4274
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years part time
Plan code
C4274
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
City Campus
1 year
C4274A
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year
Plan code
C4274A
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
City Campus
6 months flexible mode
C4274C
Location
City Campus
Duration
6 months flexible mode
Plan code
C4274C
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
City Campus
12 months
C4274D
Location
City Campus
Duration
12 months
Plan code
C4274D
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
City Campus
12 months
C4274E
Location
City Campus
Duration
12 months
Plan code
C4274E
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
City Campus
1 Year
C4274B
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 Year
Plan code
C4274B
CRICOS

Career

On completion of this certificate, you will be eligible for registration as a licensed builder with the VBA.

You may then find roles including:

  • building construction
  • supervision and management
  • estimating
  • purchasing
  • contracts administration.

You may also find employment in related fields, either on a building site or in a head office environment, or start your own business.

This program is currently recognised as a learning pathway for domestic builder registration through the VBA, subject to meeting their licencing, knowledge, and application requirements.

On completion of this program you may apply to the VBA to be granted qualifications as a Registered Building Practitioner (domestic builder and/or commercial builder). This is subject to you meeting their application requirements.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

This program is recommended for school leavers (year 11 or 12), or those who have completed a Certificate III in Building and Construction, or those who have relevant experience with the minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Additional information

Direct application: If you want other information to be considered with your application, you must complete and submit a personal statement.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.

Fees

Free TAFE for priority courses

The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$1,150.00* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$5,750* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$15,250* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.