Accredited Course




Non member $5712 unless eligible for funding. Contact HIA for further information.

Key information for this course


Gain the skills and knowledge needed by professional builders in the residential and low rise sector of the building industry. It may also assist in Builder registration or licence applications.

This program covers the skills and knowledge needed by professional builders in the low-rise residential sector of the building industry. The training will also assist in your application for a Builder’s Licence or Builder’s Registration – Contact the licensing or registration body in your state or territory for application requirements.

Learn to run a small to medium construction business and take overall responsibility for completing the construction of a building. Understand the processes involved in selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and successful client liaison.

Learning outcomes:

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:
16 nationally recognised units of competency
13 core units [C]
3 elective units [E]
HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience. The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.
The elective units [E] listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.
HIA short course Units of competency Minimum face-to-face duration *
Legal Requirements CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and Construction projects [C] 14 hours
Managing your Finances BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances [C] 14 hours
Interpreting Plans and Specifications CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications [C] 7 hours
Residential Building Codes CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects [C] 21 hours
Building Structures CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions [C]
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions [C] 28 hours
Building Contracts CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract [C]
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract [E] 14 hours
Estimating and Tendering CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects [C]
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation [E] 21 hours
Planning Building Work CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects [C]
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering [C] 21 hours
OH&S CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace [C] 14 hours
Site Set Out CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects [E] 14 hours
Supervising Building Work CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work [C]
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects [C] 14 hours
* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses also require self-directed learning through research, project work and assessment tasks for successful completion.
The duration of short courses may vary dependant on the HIA region delivering this course – some short courses may have a longer face-to-face duration than that indicated above. A detailed training schedule will be discussed with you prior to confirmation of your enrolment.


HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience.
Suitable level of English reading, writing and numeracy skills
The ability to research, access and interpret complex documents
Knowledge of building terminology
Access to a building site
at least basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing

Resources Required

During this training, participants must have access to specific resources. Resources may include various codes and standards that are relevant to the subject matter. You may already have some or all of these resources, however it would cost approximately $960 for HIA members to purchase them all (correct at time of publishing). Your regional HIA Training staff can provide you with a list of these required resources and their indicative costs.

Course Credits


More information about this course

Training Provider

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Who to contact

Marina Tyrrell
(03) 6230 4602


Non member $5712 unless eligible for funding. Contact HIA for further information.


HIA 30 Burnett Street North Hobart TAS 7000

Who is this for?

Experienced building trade personnel working towards their application for a Builder’s licence or registration and/or looking to gain additional skills and knowledge in residential and low rise building and construction projects.

Course Date

From Sep 27th at 5:00 PM
to Nov 28th 2022 at 8:30 PM


Up until Sep 20th

This course is also available subject to customer demand.

Contact the training provider for more information.


182 hours per attendee

Minimum Attendees


About the Training Provider

HIA - Housing Industry Association

Contact the Training Provider

Marina Tyrrell
(03) 6230 4602


Training providers are solely responsible for the quality and accuracy of content and delivery of training courses listed on the Industry Training Calendar. Keystone Tasmania provides the Training Calendar in good faith as a service to industry practitioners. Please note that by taking the option of applying for funding you are not securing a booking for the selected course. All bookings must be made directly with the training provider.

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