Course Code and Name:
CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction
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 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 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.
Employability Skills Summary
|Employability skill||Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:|
|Initiative and enterprise||
|Planning and organising||
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
- 11 units of competency:
- 8 core units
- 3 elective units.
The elective units are to be chosen as follows:
- up to 3 units from the elective units below
- 1 unit from Certificate I or II qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Some units in this qualification have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
Plan and organise work
Conduct workplace communication
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Use construction tools and equipment
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Undertake a basic construction project
Undertake basic estimation and costing
Carry out measurements and calculations
Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work
Handle construction materials
Apply basic levelling procedures
Undertake a basic computer design project