The BCG40106 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) is one of a suite of 10 new higher level qualifications for the building and construction sector. It has been developed to meet the needs of builders and supervisors of small to medium building businesses in Australia. Building regulators are also considering recognising the BCG40106 as an appropriate qualification for builders' registration in some categories. As such, the qualification will have a wide appeal across the industry to two distinct learning cohorts - existing tradespeople looking to advance their building management skills and young people, specifically Year 12 graduates, keen to enter the building industry at a supervisory level.

The units for Toolbox development are:

  • Unit 1: BCGBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering
  • Unit 2: BCGBC4007A Plan building or construction work
  • Unit 3: BCGBC4010A Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions.

These are mandatory units within the BCG40106 qualification and represent core skills required by building supervisors and managers who are overseeing building projects. The unit BCGBC4010A has been selected for development because a solid understanding of structural principles is fundamental to undertaking building projects. Residential structural principles and construction techniques are not addressed in any other unit within the BCG40106 qualification.

Each competency also offers an express pathway to assist learners who feel they already have the necessary skills to collect the evidence required to apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).