CPC40508 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

An expert in site management? Get the recognition you deserve.

If you've been working in the Building and Construction Site Management field, your skills in structural principles for low rise projects, application of building codes and standards, and interpretation of plans and specifications may already qualify you for formal recognition.

An excellent path forward for those seeking to enter the field, wishing to become certified in it, or looking to improve construction job opportunities, knowledge of databases and spreadsheets, supervising concrete and asbestos work, and minimising waste on site are key.

Locate your skillset in Building and Construction Site Management and build a great future.

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$4,500* $14,000 $9,500

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

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.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core Units  

Unit code

Unit title


Promote team effectiveness


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


Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Plan building or construction work


Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions


Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions


Read and interpret plans and specifications

Elective Units  

Unit code

Unit title


Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Produce simple word processed documents


Create and use spreadsheets


Create and use databases


Implement continuous improvement


Apply quality management techniques


Apply risk management techniques


Undertake project work


Establish effective workplace relationships


Write complex documents


Produce labour and material schedules for ordering


Prepare simple building sketches and drawings


Prepare specifications for all construction works


Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project


Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects


Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems


Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures


Minimise waste on the building and construction site


Resolve business disputes


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Arrange building applications and approvals


Prepare design brief for construction works


Supervise asbestos removal


Supervise concreting work


Work safely in the construction industry


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers


Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Not applicable.

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

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