Are you after a QBCC or NSW restricted builders 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.

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Daniel A.

Restricted Builder Licensing –
Certificate IV in Building & Construction (CPC40110)

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 a specific Builders Licence Type but not complete the full Certificate IV in Building & Construction Qualification. This course meets the requirement of the QBCC for the relevant licence types. 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.

How does it work?

This course is self-paced. Meaning you can work through it at your own pace to work around your schedule. There are 16 units in total for the full course and we would normally split the course up into 4 stages of 4 units. The units come express posted to your home or office, one stage at a time. You work through the learning material and assessments and if you are unsure about anything, you can call your trainer to talk through it. 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 post our your certificate in the mail to you. Then you take this certificate to the QBCC with your builder’s licence application.

How long does it take?

Depending on the licence type and the number of units involved, most people take about 3 months to complete it all although we do allow up to a year. But if you’re in a big rush, you can do it as quickly as you like.

What does it cost?

The cost will vary depending on the licence type you are pursuing and the amount of units you are required to complete. For the full course, the total cost of the course is $4300.00

Payments can be made through bank transfer, credit card, or through our online payment system. Through all methods, we offer payment plans set up in stages relating to how far you are through the course.


Ok, how can I start?

Enrolment can be done one of three ways:

1. Call us

Give our couse 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 roll you can enrol right away and make your first payment through our secure online payment system.

Licence Types

This course is the required course for the following licence types with the QBCC as Contractor or Nominee Supervisor or Site Supervisor:

  • Builder – Low Rise
  • Builder Restricted to Kitchen Bathroom and Laundry
  • Builder Restricted to Shopfitting
  • Builder Restricted to Structural Landscaping
  • Builder Restricted to Swimming Pool Construction
  • Builder Restricted to Special Structures

Units in Certificate IV in Building & Construction (CPC40110)

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.