CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction &

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)


The dual qualification in building and construction is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small and medium-sized businesses.

This practical course is delivered by registered builders in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment. You will cover common practical skills and knowledge required for the building and construction industry.

After successfully completing the dual qualification, you will have all the required knowledge to apply to become a registered builder in the class of Domestic Builder (Unlimited), with the Victorian Building Authority. Additional criteria applies, please visit the Victorian Building Authority website for more information.

This course is delivered by National Construction Training (NCT), a trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 21254).


The maximum duration for this program is 18 months.


Career outcomes after completing this course may include:

  • Builder
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Project Manager


    This dual qualification is suitable for those who are new to the building and construction industry. If you have experience or you are currently working in the industry, the Diploma Qualification is recommended.


    There are no prerequisites, however you should be employed within the building and construction industry.

    You should also hold the unit CPCCWHS1001 Work Safely in the construction industry (White Card) before commencing this program, or within four weeks of commencing. NCT can refer you to quality providers that deliver this unit.


    National Training Services can access state government funding for this qualification through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required, please contact NTS for details on fee for service costs.


    You may be eligible for Skills First Funding if you are:

    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and
    • under 20 years old;


    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and
    • over 20 years old and enrolling into a qualification higher than the highest qualification already held

    Statement of fees for Skills First funded students

    Contact National Training Services to inquire about your eligibility for State Government funding. Phone 03 9988 7948.


    To be awarded the CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction competency must be achieved in ninteen (19) units of competency. These are comprised of:

    • Eleven core units of competency
    • Eight elective units of competency

    To be awarded the CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) competency must be achieved in twenty seven (27 units of competency*. These are comprised of:

    • Twenty four (24) core units of competency
    • Three (3) elective units of competency

    Participants enrolled in the dual qualification will receive credits towards the Diploma qualification for fourteen (14) units which are  completed in the Certificate IV qualification. These 14 units are identified in the list of units which can be accessed via the link below.

    View the full list of units here  →




    Classes are conducted using Zoom to deliver remote learning. The learning and assessment resources are in digital format, available to be downloaded on to your computer. Students will require their own computer and must have an internet connection in order to be able to participate in the classes and access the learning and assessment materials.


    National Training Services has online learning standards to help assure students they can engage with and fully participate in online learning for the dual Diploma of in Building and Construction (Building) and Certificate IV in Building and Construction. See the online learning standards here →


    • Short answer questions
    • Classroom activities
    • Projects related to building codes; structural principles; risk management; project management; project quality; contract management; legal requirements; Victorian Building Authority requirements; and preparation of plans and drawings


    • Classroom presentations
    • Research
    • PowerPoint delivery
    • Practical demonstration and practice
    • Group discussions
    • Class activities


    Regular classes are conducted remotely using Zoom | Classes are two nights per week, either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday | All classes are from 6 pm to 9 pm | Access to learning and assessment resources is via a Student Portal or a cloud folder system | Assessments can be completed and submitted as soft or hard copies | Individual support is available – Contact the Enrolment Officer to arrange individual support | email construction@nationaltrainingservices.edu.au phone 03 9988 7948

    Helpful links

    training.gov.au  –  for detailed course information.

    vba.vic.gov.au  –  Victorian Building Authority.


      Brokering Arrangements
      National Training Services has appointed brokers to identify and recruit workplaces and individuals wishing to undertake this training. See the National Training Services Brokers List on our Compliance page for details.
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      For eligible students this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.