Engineering, Construction and Mining

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Managing finances and materials
  • Planning construction work
  • Supervising and managing a construction team

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

Interested in supervising low-rise building and construction projects?  This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work as a site manager/supervisor in the building industry.

Course Overview

Course Code:W609 (National ID: CPC40508) 
Careers:Registered builder, Building site manger 
Duration:Duration may be flexible. 

International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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This course is all about exposing you to site management in a real working environment. You'll gain a diverse range of skills enabling you to read and interpret plans and specifications, plan for construction work and lead and supervise work teams.

You will also learn about building codes and standards and structural principles related to low rise residential and commercial buildings.

View our brochure to see the course and career pathways Central offers in the building industry.

Where this course can lead you

With public infrastructure and housing needs rising, now has never been a better time to join the building and construction industry.

Your Certificate IV Building and Construction (Site Management) prepares you for roles such as:

  • Building and Construction Estimator

  • Building Site Manager

  • Construction Supervisor

Your Certificate IV in Building and Construction opens the door for further qualifications at Central with the Diploma of Building Surveying. Further career opportunities include  becoming a building surveyor.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's building design and construction qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Manage resources and prepare for construction

  • Assess the site and set out building and construction procedures

  • Plan construction work

  • Apply structural principles to low rise constructions

  • Manage and enforce OHS procedures in the workplace

  • Manage labour and material schedules

  • Confidently read construction plans and supervise construction projects

  • Understand legal principles in relation to low rise constructions

Your Certificate IV Building and Construction (Site Management) gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in building or for further study at Central. The Diploma of Building Surveying will increase your understanding of building materials and building surveying.

Connected with industry

As a part of this qualification you may have the opportunity to take part in work placements, giving you real experience in the industry. Building design and construction students have worked with Pindan, a leading building and construction company in Perth.

Central seeks industry input in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills you obtain are relevant in the workforce. Our lecturers are building design and construction professionals providing you with valuable insight into the industry.

The software and practices this industry uses are replicated within Central, ensuring that when you leave, you'll be working with familiar technology and processes.

Course Structure

Plan:W609 - CU1509 - FEES 
Description:Learners to complete 15 units: 9 core and 6 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 01 - STAGE 1

Description: Complete all the units listed below

NumberNational IDTitle
D1031BSBWOR402APromote team effectiveness
D7336CPCCBC4008BConduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
D7338CPCCBC4010BApply structural principles to residential low rise constructions
W9239CPCCBC4002AManage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
W9251CPCCBC4014APrepare simple building sketches and drawings
W9254CPCCBC4017AArrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project


Description: Students to complete CPCCOHS1001A as an industry requirement before undertaking work placement units. This unit can be completed as an additional unit to this qualification and is offered as face-to-face delivery; RCC or RPL.

NumberNational IDTitle
W9434CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry

Title: GROUP 02 - STAGE 2

Description: Complete all the units listed below

NumberNational IDTitle
D7337CPCCBC4009BApply legal requirements to building and construction projects
D7339CPCCBC4011BApply structural principles to commercial low rise constructions
W9238CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
W9242CPCCBC4005AProduce labour and material schedules for ordering
W9244CPCCBC4007APlan building or construction work
W9255CPCCBC4018AApply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects
W9261CPCCBC4024AResolve business disputes
WE971CPCCBC4012BRead and interpret plans and specifications

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology. 

Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.

Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for  International students.

Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.  

For more information about apprenticeships or traineeships please contact Central Institute of Technology'sTraineeship, Apprenticeship and Workplace Training (TAWT)  on 6211 2035, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office (the Apprenticeship Office)

Getting into this course


Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate well developed maths and developed communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.

Entry into Apprenticeships & Traineeships

The process for gaining a traineeship or an apprenticeship is quite different to entry into a full time or part time course studied on campus. The first, and most important, requirement is for you to find an employer who will take you on. With this employer you will then set up a training contract which specifies your work, your training and the length of time you will be contracted for. Training will be a combination of "on the job" training and in class study. One of the best places to start looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship is the ApprentiCentre. They can be also be called on 13 19 54.

The Application Process

The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.

Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.

Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

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