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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

CRICOS Code: 081209A   |   Course Code: CPC40508



This training program is appropriate for a participant interested in working as a site manager or Supervisor in the building and construction industry.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. See notes below.

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Career Pathway

  • Project manager
  • Construction manager
  • Estimating manager
  • Sales manager
  • Registered Building Practitioner

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,250
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)

Text Book: $300
Safety Equipment: $200 (Includes Safety Glasses (to AS1337), Safety Boots (steel toe cap), Combination Overalls (khaki), Hearing Protection (ear muffs/ear plugs), Sun protection equipment, Safety Helmet, Hair Restraint (long hair needs to be restrained)

Fee for Service:
Domestic and International.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
  • CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction Workplace
  • CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work
  • CPCCBC4008A Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4009A Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4010A Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
  • CPCCBC4011A Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
  • CPCCBC4012A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

Course Duration

52 weeks at a minimum of 20 hours scheduled classes per week.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

  • CPCCBC4017A Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
  • CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • all six elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below
  • two of the six elective units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed
  • Training Package or from CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
  • one of the six elective units may be selected from either Certificate III or Diploma level

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.


After achieving the CPC40508 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management), candidates may undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package, or other Training Packages. The main progression pathway is to CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management).


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.