Our ‘Construction Services’ qualifications are designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small and medium-sized construction businesses and trade workers in formwork / falsework, concreting and construction waterproofing.

Registered or experienced builders deliver the Certificate IV and Diploma courses.

Experienced trades people deliver the Certificate III courses. Delivery is mainly on the job. Competencies in common skills required for all trades are included.

All trainers are certified to deliver and assesses in the VET sector and hold the current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification.

Building and Construction

Completing the dual qualification, Certificate IV and Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) means you will have gained the required knowledge to submit an application 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.

Registration and Licensing of Building Trades

Recent amendments were made to the Building Act 1993 to:

  • Provide the registration of building trade contractors and sub-contractors; and
  • The licensing of building employees

A registration or a license will be required to perform certain building work which will be prescribed in building regulation (‘prescribed work’).

Priority areas of building work include:

  • Carpenters (and framers)
  • Plasterers
  • Footing and foundation workers
  • Bricklayers and
  • Water proofers

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National Training Services offers Certificate III level qualifications in Formwork / Falsework,  Concreting and Construction Waterproofing to assist trade workers meet registration and licensing requirements.

Diploma and Certificate IV courses in Building and Construction are offered via scheduled on-line training sessions and in classrooms at our training centre in Thomastown.

Certificate IV and Diploma courses in Building and Construction are offered via scheduled online training sessions.  All Certificate III trade courses are offered as an on the job training and assessment program.  National Training Services also has a training facility in Thomastown for students who require flexibility and/or for units that cannot be delivered and assessed onsite.

Building and Construction Industry courses are delivered by National Construction Training (NCT), which a trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 21254).

Transition Arrangements

Building and Construction courses are being replaced in 2021 and 2022. Students who have not completed their current qualification before it expires will be transitioned to the new qualification with credits for equivalent units. Transitioned student may have additional units to complete which mean it will take longer to complete.

Below are the transition dates for each qualification.

Transition date 25/11/2021

CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting

CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

Transition date 27/11/2022

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Currently there are no transition arrangements for CPC31511 All students enrolling in this qualification will have to complete by 25/11/2022.


CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting (Transitioning 25/11/2021)