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CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Skills Recognition Program
Did you know that if you've been working in the Building and Construction industry for a number of years, then your experience can help you achieve a formal qualification!


The Skills Recognition Program at Construction Trade Qualifications (CTQ) enables individuals with vast experience in a specialised field the opportunity to receive a nationally recognised qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Typically, students for this Program will either be highly experienced builders who do not hold a current qualification or people new to Australia who wish to have their experience formally recognised.


The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction will provide graduates with a trade outcome in building and construction. As part of the Skills Recognition Program, students will be required to provide evidence of their skills and knowledge, which may include various documents, testimonials and workplace observations.


Here at CTQ we will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in the building and construction industry. Whether you’re interested in improving your job opportunities or achieving trade recognition, get your skills recognised by enrolling today!


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.


This qualification is one of the requirements for a NSW Building Licence as issued by the NSW Office of Fair Trading, other requirements for the Builders Licence can be found by clicking this link.


Entry Requirements



  • Students must be over the age of 18 years;
  • Have worked in the construction industry for at least six years; and
  • Currently working in the construction industry / have access to construction sites to allow for a demonstration of skills and knowledge as required for the units below.





Units of Competency
Students participating in the Skills Recognition Program will be required to demonstrate their current skills and knowledge against the following units of competency.


BSBSMB406A              Manage small business finances
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
CPCCBC4003A            Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A            Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005A            Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
CPCCBC4006B            Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
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
BSBPMG522A              Undertake project work
CPCCBC4018A            Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4024A            Resolve business disputes


Once the student has demonstrated that they have all the above skills and knowledge, a CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction will be issued to them.


The Skills Recognition Program provides students up to one (1) year to gather the required evidence to demonstrate their competency. Should the student elect to depart from the Skills Recognition Program before they have demonstrated all the required skills and knowledge, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been deemed competent.


Course Fee
The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction is being offered under the Smart and Skilled program, which is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Smart and Skilled funding is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to advance their careers. You can determine your eligibility for Smart and Skilled training via the Eligibility Checker.


Prior to being accepted into this course as a Smart and Skilled student, you will need to contact CTQ for a finalised eligibility entitlement quotation. Please note that enquiring about the Smart and Skilled subsidy does not guarantee you a position within this course.


Non-funded price: $4,500



  • $1,500 to be paid at the commencement of the Skills Recognition Program
  • $1,000 to be paid at the half-way point
  • $1,000 to be paid prior to any site visits
  • $1,000 to be paid on completion






CTQ provide a ten (10) day ‘Cooling Off’ period. If the student cancels their application in writing within ten business days of making their initial payment, they will receive a full refund of all fees paid. After this period of time CTQ does not offer any refunds.


In cases of extenuating circumstances an application in writing can be made to the CEO of CTQ to vary these terms. In the event that CTQ are not able to fulfil their agreement to the student, all monies paid will be refunded and a Statement of Attainment for all units in which competency was demonstrated.


Should a student not be successful in their first attempt at completing a unit, they will be offered a second opportunity to complete the unit at no additional cost. Should the student still not complete the unit satisfactorily they will be required to make a new application to sit the unit, at an additional fee of $125.00 per unit per submission.


How to Apply
Contact the CTQ office on 1300 270 539 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a cost / obligation free suitability interview.


In the interview the student will:



  • Review Course Information Sheets, Student Handbook and Enrolment Agreement.
  • Meet with a CTQ Skills Assessors to determine if the student has the necessary work experience and proficiency of English to complete the Skills Assessment process, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy component.
  • Review a sample RPL Kit with the Skills Assessor to ensure the student understands the skills and knowledge required to achieve the formal qualification, the method of evidence collection and to discuss any questions that they may have.





At enrolment, the student will need to provide 100 points of ID, such as a Drivers Licence or a Passport and a Medicare Card, as well as a Bank Debit/Credit Card. Please note that all items of ID must be in the same name.


All communication, confirmations and results will be provided in writing, typically by email. CTQ is flexible in the format and timing of assessment activities to ensure that students are provided with every opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. CTQ offers support to all students with learning needs and can tailor the Program to assist people with various learning needs.


Depending upon the results of the initial evidence submitted in the Program the student may be required to provide additional evidence of competency. If the student is not able to demonstrate the required skills and/or knowledge to meet the needs of the Skills Recognition Program they will not be provided with the requested qualification. It should be noted that CTQ does not provide ‘Gap Training’ and students will need to make their own arrangements to acquire any additional skills and/or knowledge to complete the Program. 


Before Enrolling
Do you have your Unique Student Identifier (USI) yet? It is like an account number that enables access to all your previous training records and results. The good news is you only need one USI number for all of your training – and it’s yours for life! If you do not have a USI, click here to visit the website and be sure to have one form of valid ID ready. Once you have a USI you will need to provide it to us upon enrolment, alternatively you can call on 1300 270 539 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help walk you through the process!


Due to the requirements of maintaining a safe learning environment, CTQ reserves the right to withdraw any student(s) on the grounds of safety.

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