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Program Snapshot


12-18 months. While the majority of the course is delivered, practised and assessed in a workplace environment, you will be expected to commit about 10 hours per week to learning, practising and demonstrating the skills taught.

Delivery Options

Face to face classroom (or delivered in the workplace), supplemented by extensive workplace practice.

Online Course is available


It is required that learners be employed in a position in the construction industry that allows them to demonstrate application of process and management skills required by the program. Learners will need access to the internet for online research and activities. Learners must hold a White Card as evidence of their participation in the industry

LLN will be assessed prior to course commencement.


$9,000 full fee.
State Government funding may be available for eligible individuals. 

Contact us to see if you’re eligible for government funding.

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NSW click here

Course information:

The Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Site Management) is designed to meet the needs of people working in the building industry, and who intend to become Building Supervisors, Building Managers or Site Supervisors.

This nationally recognised qualification will increase your knowledge and skills in the Building Industry, and prepare you (or your staff) to better understand and respond to the responsibilities and duties of care in managing a construction site. The course is a mix of people management and building industry knowledge. It will develop skills in project supervision, building project management, building estimating, site supervision, people management and construction business management

Course outcomes:


Graduates of this course will develop and display a range of skills to effectvely and
efficiently manage building sites, focussing on the following core objectives

√ Implement continuous improvement systems and processes.
Plan, implement and lead projects ensuring successful outcomes.
√ Understand the legal requirements for residential and low rise commercial buildings projects.
√ Access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards to construction processes of residential and low rise commercial buildings.
√ Read and interpret plans and specifications so as to accurately estimate, plans and supervise low rise residential and commercial building and construction projects.
√ Implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in order to meet legislative requirements.
√ Apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential and low rise commercial structures.
√ Supervise implementation of administration processes relating to residential and commercial constructon projects.
√ Plan on-site activities, source resources and develop documentation for relevant authorities related to residential and commercial building and construction projects.

Course structure:

CPC40508 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Site Management) requires completion of 15 units of competency.  * Indicates core units.

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness*

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*

CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects*

CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects* CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions*

CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions*

CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications*

BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

CPCCBC4014A Prepare simple building sketches and drawings

More information:

Assessment Methods:

  • Theory & knowledge assessments
  • Case studies
  • Practical exercises
  • Project Work
  • Workplace observations
  • Workplace Supervisors’ reports

Resources Provided: Learning resources will be provided including; training manuals, powerpoint presentations, You-tube clips webinars etc.

Induction: Trainees will be introduced to the course, delivery and assessment methods, and expectations and rights of trainees prior to course commencement.

All trainees are expected to comply with worksite WHS procedures and policies during practical activities.  Safety procedures in the classroom will be explained at the commencement of the course.

RPL & Credit Transfer: Students who believe they have sufficient experience to demonstrate full competence against particular units may apply for RPL using the forms and processes available from the TME office. Students may apply for credit transfer for any units completed in prior qualifications, including for the elective units.

Funding: This program may be supported by Victorian State Government funding or subsidised by the NSW Government subject to eligibility. New employees may also be eligible for Commonwealth Government Funding. Contact us to check your eligibility.

Workplace Training: Programs can be customised to meet individual or workplace requirements. On the job training and assessment activities are built into our programs to benefit employers and enable learners to develop relevant workplace skills. 

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, and encourage all to apply. 

Information in this flyer is current at 21/6/2017 and may be subject to change. Contact us to ensure you have the most current information about this program.

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