Builder Restricted – Self-paced Learning


Kitchen Bathroom Laundry renovations
Structural Landscaping
Special Structures (shade sails)
Special Structures (signs)


To obtain a Restricted Builder Licence in Queensland, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission requires Evidence of successful completion of the below Units of Competency.  
These Units of Competency form part of, and can be counted towards, CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

You can complete these Units through our Selfpaced Learning program


 What are the entry requirements?

There are no Pre-requisite requirements, however Candidates should have a minimum 2-3 years current Construction Industry experience. Candidates should be familiar with current construction procedures and terminology.

Students should note that this course requires you to conduct Workbased Tasks within an active Building and Construction environment, and will require tasks to be conducted on an active building site.

What are the career Opportunities?

Once Assessment and Gap Training has  been successfully completed Students will attain a Statement of Attainment listing the completed Units of Competency. 
Successful Students may use this Statement of Attainment to support their application for a Builder- Restricted Licence, or continue your study and work towards your Building Supervisor Licence, or full Builder Low-Rise Licence.

What study pathways are available?

CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction

What is the program duration?

Students will be required to complete up to 10 Units of Competency from the Qualification depending on which Licence you wish to apply for..

The Units are Clustered into relevant groups. It is expected that Students will be able to complete the required Units in 6 Months. If you have prior experience in some Units, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, which may reduce the amount of time required.

When does the program start?

Students can enrol into the Self-Paced course at any time

 What is the delivery mode?

Self-Paced. Students can undertake workbased tasks and Study in their own time. You should allow a minimum of 15-20 hours per week Study time and completing Assessment Tasks. You will also be required to complete Work Tasks for some Units. Students will require access to a suitable Construction workplace, and complete a Journal of their work activities.

 How much time will I be in class each week?

Students completing the Self-Paced Course will not be required to attend Classes on a regular basis. Our Trainer / Assessor will be in regular contact with you throughout the Course to monitor your progression,

Students will be required to participate in regular tutorial sessions either by phone, or via Web-conference/ Skype / Teamviewer

 How much extra study will I be required to undertake?

As required.

Do I need to provide any of my own resources?

You will need to provide or have access to certain resources to complete this Course.

You will need your own computer / laptop / tablet to carry out tasks in the course. As a minimum, you will be required to operate and produce Word Documents and Excel Spreadsheets.

You will be required to access information from various websites.

It is preferable that you have your own internet access, and a suitable email account, to send and receive Learner Resources, Assessment Tasks etc, and to participate in video conferencing with your Assessor.

You will need to gain access to National Construction Codes, Legislation, and Australian Standards etc

If you do not have regular internet or computer access, please advise ASFT prior to enrolment, and we can discuss possible alternatives

Where is the program offered?

The Course is available to eligible Students anywhere in Australia.

To be eligible for this Course, you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or holder of a Humanitarian or Student Visa.

How much does this program cost?

You may be eligible to apply for a subsidised place in the course. Please contact ASFT for further information.

How can I apply for this program?

Contact Australian School of Finishing Trades on 0418 443 276 or visit our website at

How do we recognise your skills?

Prior to enrolment we will conduct a Pre-Assessment to determine your skills and experience.

If you have previous Qualifications, formal or informal Training, or can demonstrate current experience, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 What information do I need to provide?

You will need to provide ASFT with certain personal information when you enrol into this Course.

All personal information is dealt with in strict confidence, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, and its Amendments, and the Australian Privacy Principles, as amended.

We will need to collect information regarding your full name, address and contact details, and contact information for your next of kin. We will also need to collect information regarding your work history, including past and present employers.

What ID do I require?

 Students are required to provide information to create or verify your Unique Student Identification code. (USI)

Students must provide at least 100 points of Identification, including:

  • Drivers Licence* 80 points          * must include your Current address.
  • Medicare Card 30 points
  • Birth Certificate 40 points
  • Passport 50 points
  • Visa 30 points         
  • Other current photo ID 10 points

 How is the Course Structured?

 This Course is Clustered into 2 or 3 groups.

Each Cluster is aligned to conduct similar or related Tasks and Activities, and the duration of each Cluster varies depending on the amount of hours required.

ASFT will work with you, and if applicable, your Employer, to compile a Training and Assessment Plan.

The Plan breaks down the Qualification into manageable components, and provides a helpful guide in determining the work tasks, and the amount of study time required to complete the Cluster and Course.

Students are enrolled into one Cluster at a time, and are provided with upfront Learning Resources and information, and the Assessment Tasks for that Cluster.

You can return your completed Assessments via email, or if you can’t access the internet, you can post them to us.

The Course Clusters are detailed below. 

Clusters 1 and 2 are required for the QBCC Builder Restricted to:   
Kitchen Bathroom Laundry renovations Licence
Structural Landscaping Licence
Special Structures (shade sails) Licence
Special Structures (signs) Licence

Clusters 1,2 and 3 are required for the QBCC Builder Restricted to:

Shopfitting Licence

CPC40120 Certificate IV Building and Construction.

10 Weeks

CPCCBC4002Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplaceCore
CPCCBC4003Select, prepare and administer a construction contract    Core
CPCCBC4004Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projectsCore
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business venturesCore
10 Weeks
CPCCBC4006Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projectsCore
CPCCBC4008Supervise site communication and administration processes for building and construction projectsCore
CPCCBC4009Apply legal requirements to building and construction projectsCore

Cluster 3 – Shopfitting only
6 Weeks

CPCCBC4001Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 Buildings
CPCCBC4053Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C BuildingsCore
CPCCBC4010*Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructionsCore
Nationally Recognised Training

Australian School of Finishing Trades
CPC40120 Builder Restricted
QBCC Builder Restricted Licence

Kitchen Bathroom Laundry renovations Licence
Structural Landscaping Licence
Shopfitting Licence
Special Structures (shade sails) Licence
Special Structures (signs) Licence
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