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Always dreamed of making building people the home of their dreams?

This course is designed for builders and managers, wanting to gain the technical qualifications to apply for a Builder – Low Rise Licence. It covers the building construction theory and practices, relating to low-rise buildings and provides the knowledge and managerial skills required to manage a successful residential building business. (Post trade qualification). Course details


Cairns, Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info


Blended: 12 to 18 months / up to 6 weeks per unit

Course details


  • Full Fee $6,467
  • Subsidised $2,396
  • Concession $1,523

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns Any time up to 6 weeks per unit Blended
Townsville Trade Training Centre Any time up to 6 weeks per unit Blended

Entry requirements

This program does not have any specific entry requirements. However, completion of Certificate III in Carpentry or equivalent and Year 12 English and Mathematics is recommended.  Students must hold a Trade Qualification (Certificate III) in the Construction industry to be eligible for funding. The program meets the technical qualifications requirement of the QBCC Builder - Low-Rise licence


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Cairns Campus: Self-paced online study with fortnightly tutorials from 5.00pm to 8.00pm commencing Tuesday 6th Februray 2018.

Bohle Campus:  Self-paced online study with fortnightly tutorials from 5.00pm to 7.00pm commencing Tuesday 6th February 2018.


Students need to successfully complete 16 units to gain the qualification; 13 core and 3 elective units.

CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions Core
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions Core
CPCCBC4009A Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract Core
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace Core
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects Core
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects Core
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering Core
CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work Core
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects Core
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances Core
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
CPCCBC4013A Prepare and evaluate tender documentation Elective
CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects Elective
CPCCBC4016A Administer a construction contract Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

CSQ Funding: $150.  Eligibility kit available under "Relevant Documents" on the Course Details tab.




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Full fee

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Job prospects

  • Builder
  • Contract Administrator
  • Site Supervisor
  • Building Associate

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 18 January 2018

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