Certificate IV in Demolition (CPC41020)

This programme/course is undertaken in partnership with and under the auspice of the Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the MTO Group (RTO No: 32493).




ANZSCO Identifier


Building Associate

ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier



Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier

Certificate IV

Taxonomy – Industry Sector


Building Trades

Taxonomy – Occupation



Scheme: ANZSCO Identifier

Code: 312112



Scheme: ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier

Code: 0403



Scheme: Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier

Code: 511



Scheme: Taxonomy – Industry Sector

Code: N/A



Scheme: Taxonomy – Occupation

Code: N/A




3-6 months


$5000 + GST per person

Delivery Method

Blended delivery with face to face and distance learning or recognition of prior learning (RPL) or face to face

Qualification Description

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of project engineers, project managers, demolition supervisors and leading hands responsible for the oversight of a team of demolition workers undertaking specialist demolition work on large public, commercial, industrial or residential buildings, structures and installations, including chemical processing plants.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Demolition supervisor
  • Demolition project manager

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to demolition work in different states and territories. Please consult with the relevant regulatory authorities.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


  • 15-January
  • 15-March
  • 1-May
  • 1-July
  • 1-Sep
  • 1-Nov

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 7 elective units.

Elective units are to be selected as follows:

  • All 7 elective units can be selected from the electives below.
  • Up to 2 units can be selected from any training package or accredited course, as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and supports the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units

  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness 
  • CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCDE4001 Plan and prepare for activities on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE4002 Plan demolition work to minimise risk to health, safety and environment
  • CPCCDE4003 Supervise operational activities on demolition sites
  • CPCCDE4004 Finalise demolition activities and supervise property handover
  • CPCCDE4005 Apply structural principles to the planning of the demolition of a structure

Elective Units (7 required)​

  • BSBCMM411 Make a presentation
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • CPCCBC4004 Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4008 Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • CPCCBC4024  Resolve business disputes
  • CPCCBC6014 Apply structural principles to the construction of large, high-rise and complex buildings 
  • CPCCDE3014* Remove non-friable asbestos
  • CPCCDE3027 Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings
  • CPCCDE3027 Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings 
  • CPCCDE4006 Demolish stressed panel structure and pre-cast panel structure
  • CPCCDE4007 Manage waste streams
  • CPCCDE4008* Supervise asbestos removal
  • CPCCDE5001 Conduct air monitoring and clearance inspections for asbestos removal work
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • PUAFER004 Respond to facility emergencies
  • RIICWD503E Prepare traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes
  • RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations

Delivery Methods

This program can be delivered in the following methodologies:

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If you have a history of work in the demolition or building industry, we may be able to give you RPL for the skills and knowledge you already have. If you believe this might be the case, please contact us  and we will send you further information on the RPL process.

If you currently hold AQF qualifications please let us know of this. It may be possible to cross credit some units towards your Certificate III in Demolition.

Face to face delivery

These programs typically run for 5 to 8 days dependent on class numbers, trainees’ English language skills and previous experience.

There is also assignment work to be completed in the evenings and after the course.

A minimum of six trainees is required to run such a program.

Self-paced distance learning

The trainee completes the program on a unit-by-unit basis as follows:

Learning and assessment materials for an individual unit of competency is e-mailed to the trainee. The trainee then completes the assessment/assignment and returns them to us. The assessment is marked and feedback is supplied.

Once completed the next set of materials are sent and the cycle start over again.

Blended delivery with face to face and distance learning

As the name suggests we can offer a program that is a blend of both face to face and self-pace distance learning.

This programme/course is undertaken in partnership with and under the auspice of the Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the MTO Group (RTO No: 32493).
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