Holmesglen Institute - Chadstone Campus Background Image
Image of Holmesglen Institute - Chadstone Campus
Engineering and Technology
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

  • ID:HI610015
  • Level:Certificate IV
  • Duration:
  • Intake:

Fees (AUD)

Estimated Total/program:
Accept letter

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 level or the overseas equivalent.

  • Recognition of prior learning: You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

English Requirements

English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic).

Course Information

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) will give you the skills to supervise a small residential or commercial project construction business. This course has been designed for people looking to start a career in the building industry, or people looking to change careers or re-enter the workforce.

This course can be undertaken full time, part time, or online, or a mixture of all three so you can fit your study around your work and personal life commitments.

This qualification will give you the knowledge of building structures under the National Construction Code (NCC), the legislation that accompanies any building project. It may also assist you to meet the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to become a registered building practitioner in Victoria.

You will also learn about environmental management practices, safety and risk management, managing projects, contracts, structural principles and estimating and monitoring costs.

The strength of the program lies in its flexibility to adapt content to cover residential, industrial and commercial low rise and medium rise construction with special attention to management techniques, project work and prepare and evaluate tender documentation.

Upon completion, students can expect to have the knowledge and skills required of a builder, site manager, foreman or construction manager.

CRICOS 073684G

More info: Click here

Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 13 core units and three elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. The course has been designed to be completed in one year.

All learning and assessment resources will be provided through the Holmesglen learning management system, Brightspace, enabling the teacher to deliver units to either individual learners or small groups of learners. This will ensure that students' learning styles are accommodated and progress is structured to their skills, knowledge and understanding.


  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

  • Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions

  • Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions

  • Manage Occupational Health And Safety In The Building And Construction Workplace

  • Prepare and evaluate tender documentation

  • Apply Legal Requirements To Building And Construction Projects

  • Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects

  • Plan Building Or Construction Work

  • Produce Labour And Material Schedules For Ordering

  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

  • Select And Prepare A Construction Contract

  • Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects

  • Manage Small Business Finances

  • Apply project quality management techniques

  • Undertake project work

See moreSee less

Pre Courses

See moreSee less

Pathway Courses

Pathways to further study:

  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

See moreSee less

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Career opportunities, include:

  • registered builder

  • construction manager

  • domestic builder

  • building estimator

  • building/construction project supervisor

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

Same Courses

Close search