Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of experienced tradespersons seeking to expand their skills in a diverse range of technical areas. The qualification also reflects the needs of tradespersons responsible for managing projects.
Occupational titles may include:
Building manager and supervisor
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry. An entry requirement for the Heritage restoration stream is completion of one of the following Certificate III qualifications or their equivalent:
Carpentry or Carpentry and Joinery
Painting and Decorating
An entry requirement for the Refractory bricklaying stream is completion of the Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying or equivalent.
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.
Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Additional units of competency may be required to meet builder registration requirements in various States and Territories.