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.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards

Anywhere in Australia, you can obtain a certification with a nationally acknowledged credential.
Get certified within four weeks of receiving the evidence
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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.

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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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