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CPC41020 - Certificate IV in Demolition

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CPC41020 – Certificate IV in Demolition via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate IV in Demolition

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:



Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

Certificate IV in Demolition – CPC41020 will help you build your skills and become a specialist in the construction industry. With this certification, you could become a licensed demolisher. If you’re an expert with years of experience, this certificate will get you a level IV qualification in demolition. The qualification has competency standards that span both demolition skills, as well as specialised units relating to construction and safety management. This certificate can help people enhance their job prospects by allowing them to learn new skills and refresh their expertise.

This qualification will provide you with foundational and specialised skills, as well as a formal certification, to be able to work as a demolisher. This certificate proves that you know how to plan, supervise and conduct demolition work in a construction site, manage occupational health and safety, supervise projects on site, and operate all necessary equipment safely. With this qualification, you can work in both commercial and residential construction.

Certificate IV in Demolition – CPC41020 can help you develop your skills and become a specialist in the construction sector, whether you’re a contractor, a business owner, or a site worker. This certificate will ensure that you have the practical skills, industry knowledge and formal qualifications to be able to work on a construction site. With this certification, you can find employment as a site manager for demolition, project engineer or demolition supervisor. This certification can also provide you with the necessary abilities to start your own business.

Demolition licence is different from a builders licence. A demolition licence allows the holder to perform demolition work without supervision. If you have a registration and licence, people you work for can be assured that you are a reliable professional.

The Certificate IV in Demolition is aimed at team leaders, demolition supervisors, project managers and project engineers who oversee teams of demolition workers in the undertaking of specialist demolition work on large industrial, commercial, public or residential installations, structures or buildings that include chemical processing plants exceeding 15 metres in height. Some of the occupational titles that require this qualification, include Demolition supervisor or Site supervisor (demolition).

The Australian construction industry requires that training and assessment that leads to recognition of skills be undertaking in a real or closely simulated workplace environment. The Certificate IV in Demolition requires all competency units to be delivered in this context.

You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include:

  • Papers of your apprenticeship (if applicable)
  • ID
  • Resume
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Employment letter(s)
  • Photos or video of your work
  • Any current employment contracts
  • Reference letters from one or more tradesmen you’ve worked with
  • Evidence of your overseas qualifications
  • Assessments or transcripts of previous related qualifications
  • Safe work method statements 
  • Contracts
  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
  • Job cards
  • Maintenance reports/service sheets
  • Drawings and shematics
  • Safety manuals 

Once you are qualified, possible roles include:

  • Concreter
  • Concrete Pump Operator
  • You can be certified anywhere in Australia with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Have your certification within four weeks of evidence being received
  • Gain accreditation from a reputable Registered Training Organisation
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  • ​Career Skills Australia (RTO: 45254)


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Free Skills Assessment

Speak to ITEC Australia about your goals, and allow us to guide you towards the qualification that will help you reach them.

Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

You’re Qualified

ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

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.

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.

Prerequisite units of competency  

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit/s must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.


Core units 



Lead team effectiveness


Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Plan and prepare for activities on demolition sites


Plan demolition work to minimise risk to health, safety and environment


Supervise operational activities on demolition sites


Finalise demolition activities and supervise property handover


Apply structural principles to the planning of the demolition of a structure



Elective units 


Make presentations


Manage personal and professional development


Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects


Supervise communication and administration processes for building and construction projects


Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects


Resolve business disputes


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings


Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction


Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to three storeys


Apply structural principles to the construction of large, high-rise and complex buildings


Remove non-friable asbestos


Remove friable asbestos


Read and interpret demolition site plans and drawings


Demolish stressed panel structure and pre-cast panel structure


Manage waste streams


Supervise asbestos removal


Conduct air monitoring and clearance inspections for asbestos removal work


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Supervise and manage work with products and materials generating respirable crystalline silica


Respond to facility emergencies


Prepare traffic management plans and traffice guidance schemes


Conduct safety and health investigations

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