Are you after a QLD or NSW builder's licence?

Do you need to complete the course required for the licence?

Then you're at the right place.

Course at a glance.

Study when it suits you.

No classrooms means you can enrol when you like, and study when you like. Fit your own schedule!

Trainer on call.

Our trainer is on call up until 8pm each night to help you through the course.

Simple to enrol.

Enrolment can be done online, or call us on 1300 859 091.

What are other's saying?

I cannot express my gratitude enough to you, before, during and after my training to make a wrong situation right (so to speak) If it wasn't for my persistence, your references and 'can do attitude', I would not be where I am today. Realistically it was only my licence status and formal qualifications holding me back, and the amount of work we have taken on since has far exceeded any expectation I had and it really has turned out to be a great success!

David S.

Thanks for all your help in the builders course. The BSA have sent through the licence. You have helped me achieve another life goal.

Dan F.

I would like to thank CTI for having such a talented trainer to help me through my units and I would also like to thank the admin staff for all their help. I am so grateful!

Mohamad T.

I have completed 2 courses (and am now going to do a 3rd) under CTI. CTI continued to support me on completion of my courses and went above and beyond any obligation that that was required. They offered all assistance that was available at their disposal to ensure that I was treated fairly and justly in regards to licencing and government departments. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Graeme, Leigh, Teresa and all the staff at CTI and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anybody that requires assistance in certification and training programs.

Brendan H.

I would firstly like to thank you for your swift response and secondly like to thank CTI for understanding. Truth be told, I am a little overwhelmed and extremely thankful and believe this is a testament to how professional you are as a company and will definitely be recommending you to any colleagues in the future.

Daniel A.

CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building & Construction

The business license course combines the most current industry practice theory with practical examples of workplace application. The Construction Training Institute team comprise of facilitators and assessors with extensive on-the-job experience across a broad range of trades. Our facilitators offer real world skills and knowledge to guide you through your course and open the doors to a thriving industry.

New South Wales Builders Licence

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who have many years experience in the construction industry, and would like to gain their Builder’s Licence in New South Wales. This course meets the requirement of the Office of Fair Trading for this licence type. Although there are no official entry requirements, it is recommended to be currently working in the building industry and have access to relevant building documentation, plans and resources required by licenced builders.

What does it cost?

The tuition fees are what you can expect to pay if you are commencing study in 2017.

The cost of your course will vary based on your eligibility for Smart and Skilled Funding. The total cost of the course for the full 16 units, subsidised by Smart & Skilled is $2820.00.

We offer this on a payment plan over 12 months. It consists of an upfront payment of $120.00 and fortnightly payments of $100.00.

Smart and Skilled Eligibility

To be eligible for funding under this program, you must be:

  • 15 years or older
  • No longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • Concessions apply

Non-funded Course

There are no eligibility criteria for a non-funded course. However, it is recommended to be currently employed in the building industry with access to relevant building resources required by licenced builders. The cost for the course is $4300. If you wish to also apply for RPL with your enrolment the cost is $4500.

Queensland Builders Licence

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who have many years of experience in the construction industry, and would like to gain their Low Rise Builder’s Licence in Queensland. This course meets the requirement of the QBCC licence type. Although there are no official entry requirements, it is recommended to be currently working in the building industry and have access to relevant building documentation, plans and resources required by licenced builders.

What does it cost?

For Queenslanders, this course is currently funded by the Department of Education and Training under the Higher Level Skills program. This program aims to retain the skills of existing workers in the building and construction industry by providing access to Certificate IV qualifications in building and construction. DET are providing funding to contribute towards the costs of the Certificate IV in Building, and the co-contribution fee (student fee) is only $750 for eligible building and construction workers who want to further develop their skills, instead of the usual $4300. There is eligibility criteria and specific requirements for this funding so please refer to our eligibility criteria for more information.
We offer this on a payment plan consisting of 10 fortnightly payments of $75.

DET Funding Eligibility

To be eligible for funding under this program, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training.
  • Have completed a Certificate III (trade certificate) within the construction industry (please include a copy with your application)

Non-funded Course

There are no eligibility criteria for a non-funded course. However, it is recommended to be currently employed in the building industry with access to relevant building resources required by licenced builders. RPL requires a $200 payment upfront for a total price of $4500.

Units in this course

CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
Access, interpret and apply relevant building codes and standards applicable to the construction processes of residential and low-rise commercial buildings (low rise’ licensing classification with reference to Class 1 and 10 construction and Classes 2 to 9 with a gross floor area not exceeding 2000 square metres, not including Type A or Type B construction)

CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
Conduct an OHS risk analysis, including the inspection of workplaces for hazards, develop and implement appropriate responses, including responses required by state or territory legislation and regulations, to mitigate the risks are also addressed

CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
Select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects.

CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
Establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins.

CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering 
Produce schedules of resource requirements so that orders can be placed for materials and labour for residential and commercial projects and to record and track costs as they are incurred.

CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
Supervise the systems through which materials are typically selected, acquired and stored on site for projects described by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as low rise building or construction work. It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for low rise projects.

CPCCBC4007A Plan building or construction work 
Plan on-site activities, including the employment of physical and human resources and the development of documentation and advice for relevant authorities concerning residential and commercial projects.

CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
Supervise implementation of administration processes relating to residential and commercial construction projects.

CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects of residential and low rise commercial buildings.

CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
Apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise residential structures using conventional methods. The unit addresses those structures classified by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as Class 1 and Class 10.

CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions 
Apply structural principles to the erection or demolition of low rise projects of a more complex nature than single residential dwellings.

CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
Read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

CPCCBC4017A Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project 
Procure the physical and human resources necessary to ensure the development of on-site facilities and the availability of personnel, plant and equipment, materials and other site-essential items for low-rise construction projects.

CPCCBC4018A Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
Conduct basic measuring and levelling techniques as part of the set-out procedures performed on building projects.

CPCCBC4024A Resolve business disputes 
Advise on or resolve business disputes that may arise in the course of activities in residential and commercial contracting projects. Dispute resolution procedures may be applied as one of the disputing parties or as an independent party.

BSBSMB406A Manage small business finance
Implement, monitor and review strategies for the ongoing management of a small business’s finances. It also includes day to day financial management of the small business.

How does it work?

Construction Training Institute offer flexible training and assessment options to allow you to complete your training program around work and other commitments.

This pathway requires completion of all units and the associated assessment activities. There are 16 units in total, split into 4 stages of 4 units. The units come express posted to your home or office, one stage at a time. You are required to work through the learning material and assessments as guided.  For any assistance or support, contact your trainer to help explain the course units. Once you have completed the first stage, then post it back to us and we post out the second stage to you. Simple!

When you have finished all the units and your trainer has marked them all competent, we will award your certificate. Then, you present this certificate to the QBCC or the Office of Fair Trading with your builder’s licence application.

How long does it take?

As most students have been in the industry for many years, they can usually get through the assessments in a short amount of time, although we do allow up to a year for students to complete. As the course is self-paced, you can progress through each stage as fast or as steady as you like.

Additional Information
Before you enrol in the course, please view our Student Handbook on our Terms of Service page for our policies on refunds, privacy and more.

Ok, how can I start?

Enrolment can be done one of three ways:

  1. Call us – Give our course advisors a call on 1300 859 091.
  2. Contact us form – Complete the form on this page and we will get in touch with you.
  3. Enrol online – If you’re ready to enrol, you can make your first payment through our secure online payment system and begin.