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Certificate I in Construction - CPC10111

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Course area: VET 
Duration: One year

Qualification description:

Qualification Units: 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.

  • CPCCM1012A- Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCM1013A- Plan and organise work
  • CPCCM1014A- Conduct workplace communication.
  • CPCCM2001A- Read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • CPCCM2005B- Use construction tools and equipment.
  • CPCCOHS1001A- Work safely in the construction industry.
  • CPCCOHS2001A- Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.
  • CPCCVE1011A- Undertake a basic construction project.
  • CPCCM1015A- Carry out measurements and calculations.
  • CPCCM2004A- Handle construction materials.
  • CPCCM2006B- Apply basic levelling procedures.

Career Opportunities and Pathways: 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 CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry is designed to meet OHS regulatory authority requirements for OHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. A substantial period of work placement is recommended to ensure the unit outcomes are met.


Fees: There are no material fees for this qualification

Training & Assessment Arrangements: Assessment for this certificate is competency based, no levels of achievement are awarded. Students are determined as “competent” when their skills & knowledge meet the level required. All of the assessment in this certificate is through practical demonstration, oral/written assessment of the skills learnt through the projects on the Shalom Christian College grounds. Students can request assessment by way of RPL (recognition of prior learning) where possible.

Selection and Enrolment of Students: This certificate is available to students in year 10 and up.

Legislative and Occupational Licensing Requirements: There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Guarantee of Services: This is a 12 month course. The RTO guarantees that the student will be provided with every opportunity to complete the certificate. Provisions are available whereby this qualification can be undertaken over longer periods of time. Students successfully achieving all qualification requirements will be provided with a Qualification and record of results. Students who achieve at least one unit (but not the full qualification) will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Further Information: Contact the VET Coordinator, Mr Harvey Magnan, email: harveym@shalomcollege.qld.edu.au regarding support services and other general VET information consult the Student VET handbook.

For further information regarding support services and other general VET information consult the Student VET handbook.