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CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

Free TAFE Building Trades

Next intake To be advised
DurationFull-time: 9 months

Course description

This course is specifically designed for you to pursue a career in site management. Learn the skills and knowledge required to apply structural principles, codes, standards, and legal requirements to small to medium-sized residential and commercial construction projects.

Site Management involves effectively managing various factors surrounding construction, including deploying crews with specialised skills, ensuring product compliance, managing contract specialised skills, and effectively handling factors such as weather and site location.

In addition to site management, this program covers essential skills such as planning and supervising safe building and construction work. You will develop proficiency in contract preparation and administration, ensuring smooth project execution. Additionally, you will learn how to apply quality principles to building and construction projects, ensuring high standards are met.

Visit Building Design and Construction Management for more information on all available courses.

Possible career outcomes

  • Site manager
  • Construction supervisor
  • Site supervisor

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • Applicants must have some industry experience to be eligible for the night classes intake.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings CPCCBC4001 18
Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings CPCCBC4053 22
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects CPCCBC4009 50
Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects CPCCBC4018 40
Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions CPCCBC4010 200
Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace CPCCBC4002 40
Minimise waste on the building and construction site CPCCBC4021 20
Plan building or construction work CPCCBC4007 40
Prepare simple building sketches and drawings CPCCBC4014 40
Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCBC4012 30
Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects CPCCBC4008 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project CPCCBC4017 20
Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects CPCCBC4004 60
Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry CPCCBC4052 50
Manage business risk BSBOPS504 60
Prepare and evaluate tender documentation CPCCBC4013 20
Select prepare and administer a construction contract CPCCBC4003 50
Select procure and store construction materials for building and construction projects CPCCBC4006 40
Supervise concreting work CPCCCO4001 50


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Written short answer questions 
  • Assignments 
  • Case studies 
  • Evidence portfolio 
  • Group work 
  • Observations of demonstrations in classroom 

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.70 per hour 890 AUD $623.00 AUD $10,718.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.52 per hour 890 AUD $3,133.00 AUD $10,718.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.00 per hour 890 AUD $11,570.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $665.00
Education Levy AUD $133.50


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 16/04/2024 2:02:11 PM