Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)

National Code: CPC40120
TAFE SA Code: TP01342


If you would you like to work in the building and construction industry as a Site Supervisor or Site Manager, this is the course for you. Covering all the essential elements of communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organisation, self-management, continuous learning, and the use of technology, tools and equipment, this comprehensive course will have you job ready and eager to build your future career. You will gain the knowledge you need to apply for your SA Building Work Supervisor Registration, provided you have the necessary experience as required by Consumer and Business Services (CBS).

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
3 study options

  • online study
  • campus attendance
  • a combination of online and campus attendance

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
Students will be required to hold a current White Card or obtain one in the first term of the course. Currency must be maintained throughout your studies to enable access to live worksites where required.

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Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Building Site Manager, Building Site Supervisor.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management) (CPC40120)
    This qualification covers team effectiveness, building codes and standards, safety, legal requirements, structural principles and interpreting plans. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 8 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings 18
    Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings 22
    Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects 50
    Apply site surveys and set-out procedures to building and construction projects 40
    Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions 200
    Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace 40
    Minimise waste on the building and construction site 20
    Plan building and construction work 40
    Prepare simple building sketches and drawings 40
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 30
    Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projects 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Arrange resources and prepare for the building and construction project 20
    Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects 60
    Lead and manage teams in the building and construction industry 50
    Manage finances for new business ventures 60
    Prepare and evaluate tender documentation 20
    Resolve business disputes 20
    Select, prepare and administer a construction contract 50
    Supervise concreting work 50
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