At Master Builders, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality training to produce the highest quality builders. As such, we expect our students to have sufficient knowledge and experience in the construction industry prior to enrolling in our courses. The knowledge and experience required differs between the two courses as they both have different workload requirements. So, even though you think you might want to pursue the Diploma, not everyone will be suited for this, but choosing the Certificate will be just as beneficial to you.

The CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) consists of 29 face-to-face delivery days, spread over approximately six months. It also requires about 15 hours per week of self-paced study and assessment. There are 16 nationally recognised units in the Certificate IV and you must achieve competency in all units to be awarded this qualification.

Master Builders entry requirements for this course are:

• the required level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
• at least three years post-apprenticeship doing relevant work in the building and construction industry
• hold CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry (white card).

The CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) is a much longer and more demanding course. It consists of 45 face-to-face delivery days, spread over approximately two years. It also expected that students will need to allow about 15 hours per week to complete homework activities and assessments. There are 19 nationally recognised units in the Diploma and you must achieve competency in all units to be awarded this qualification.

Master Builders’ entry requirements for the course are:

• the required level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
• a minimum of five years work experience in the Building and Construction industry
• currently working on a construction site in a management/supervisory role
• in a position to trial and evaluate management systems, processes and procedures in a construction workplace.
• hold CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry (white card).

All applicants must undergo a Pre-Training Review, during which Master Builders will collect evidence to verify that applicants have met the entrance requirements, including the work experience that will enable successful completion of this Master Builders course. Our entry requirements may be strict, but we want you to succeed, and we want you to come out with a qualification you have earned, not just been given. We want Master Builders to be the best builders in practice.

If you are having trouble trying to decide which qualification is right for you, call us to speak with one of our Learning and Enrolment Officers who will be able to talk you through the two different courses and give you a brief assessment of what may work best for you based on your current knowledge and experience.

For further information, please call the Training Department on (03) 9411 4555, email us at training@mbav.com.au or visit our website at mbavtraining.com.au.