Certificate I in Construction - CPC10120


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.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.The unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is designed to meet WHS regulatory authority requirements for WHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site.


  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Undertake a basic construction project
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Participate in sustainable work practices
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare simple construction sketches
  • Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • Use construction tools and equipment
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Plan and organise work
  • Handle construction materials
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Undertake a basic computer design project
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Nirimba College No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Nirimba College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Tool Kit: $500

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