Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC40110 Open Colleges
Up to 18 monthsself-paced
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Why study this course

  • Gain the technical skills and knowledge for a career as a Builder or Construction Manager 
  • Put theory into practice and gain real-world experience by completing workplace projects on a construction site
  • Enjoy the flexibility to study online and at your own pace

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This course is recognised as the minimum education requirement for registration as a Licensed Builder in QLD, ACT, TAS and NT. Students in NSW, VIC and WA may need to meet additional requirements.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent; OR
  • Successful completion of a Certificate III qualification or higher; OR
  • At least 3 years of industry experience in a role that requires use of written documentation and communication

In addition, you must have regular access to the internet and have a level of physical fitness that will allow you to complete tasks on a building site.

If you decide to complete the practical tasks of this course on a construction site, you will also need to obtain a White Card which will prepare you to work safely on a construction site.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Prepare building sketches and drawings
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Apply building codes and standards
  • Produce cost estimates
  • Create and prepare contracts
  • Manage site work health and safety requirements

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Open Colleges can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

As part of this course you will need to complete tasks on a construction site under the direction of a licensed builder.

Enquire with Open Colleges to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study online with Open Colleges, you will have access to:

  • A Student Support Team who are available via phone, live chat and email to help with any administration issues. They can provide assistance with enrolment, updates on your course progress and help with work placement queries.
  • A Learning Support Team made up of former teachers, trainers and academics who can provide study tips and tricks, advice on research strategies and help you use OpenSpace, your online campus
  • Academic assistance from your trainers who are available to help with any course content questions and will provide feedback on your assessments
  • Career support via a range of resources including resume tips, a career change guide, quizzes and information on career pathways

Find out more about this course

Open Colleges

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)CPC40110

You may wish to discuss the following with Open Colleges:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Open Colleges.

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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)CPC40110

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