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  • Certificate I in Construction

    CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction

    We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

    Looking to gain foundational skills for a career in construction? This is the course for you.

    This qualification provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The units of competency cover essential work health and safety requirements, the industrial and work organisation structure, communication skills, work planning, and basic use of tools and materials.

    The qualification is built around a basic construction project unit that integrates the skills and embeds the facets of employability skills in context.

    One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate I in Construction (CPC10120).

    The qualification is suited to vocational education and training (VET) in Schools programs or learners with no previous connection to the construction industry or relevant employment history.

    There are no specific job outcomes to this qualification, but the skills achieved will assist in successfully undertaking a Certificate II pre-vocational program or job outcome qualification or will facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship.

    What do I need before I start?

    There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

    You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

    Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can check your LLN level right now.

    If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

    Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

    What will I need to provide to enrol?

    • Enrolment Form
    • USI
    • Photo Identification
    • Completion of LLN assessment
    • Payment

    To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 11 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of basic construction skills.

    Core Units

    • CPCCCM1011 Undertake basic estimation and costing
    • CPCCCM2004 Handle construction materials
    • CPCCCM2005 Use construction tools and equipment
    • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
    • CPCCVE1011 Undertake a basic construction project
    • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

    Elective Units*

    • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
    • BSBPEF101 Plan and prepare for work readiness
    • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication

    You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on

    We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

    After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

    • CPC20220 Certifcate II in Construction Pathways
    • Other relevant Certificate II qualifications.

    Student Testimonials

    The instructor was an absolutely amazing instructor. He had a wealth of knowledge and experience and delivered lectures with detail and a little humour which makes for a perfect learning environment..

    Michael SlorachFormer student

    Engaging. Everyone is part of the learning experience. I received support from everyone. The visual learning was easy to understand and acknowledge. Through their reassurance my motivation held strong throughout the course.

    Gail CarterFormer student

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