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  • CPC10111

Certificate I in Construction

At a glance

At a glance

Gain basic skills and increase your prospects for a career in a huge range of construction occupations with this entry-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Construction Apprentice
  • Construction Trades Workers
  • Construction and Mining Labourers
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

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Course overview

Course overview

Get started in your construction career with this entry-level course. This qualification will show employers you are ready for the next step. It will set you up with the foundation skills and knowledge to gain an apprenticeship in any construction trade.

Employers will be seeking an increased number of qualified workers and apprentices as construction enters a growth period over the next few years. Skills shortages are expected in specialised areas of construction, such as bricklaying and painting, where job prospects are high.

This course covers essential work health and safety requirements, and teaches you basic skills in the use of construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans, making measurements and calculations and communicating in the workplace. This hands-on qualification is built around a basic construction project that integrates these skills just like in the workplace. Our trade-qualified teachers are industry professionals who will show you what it's like to work in the construction industry and help you apply your skills.

Successful completion of this course gives you the skills you need to confidently seek an apprenticeship in a wide range of construction occupations such as bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating and wall and floor tiling. You may also look for employment as a trades assistant.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCCM1012A
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A
Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A
Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM2001A
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2005A
Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCVE1011A
Undertake a basic construction project

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2006B
Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2004A
Handle construction materials
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
CPCCCM2006B
Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM1011A
Undertake basic estimation and costing
CPCCCM2004A
Handle construction materials
Gold Coast
CPCCCM2004A
Handle construction materials
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
MSFFM2006
Hand make timber joints
Other
CPCCOHS1001A
Work safely in the construction industry

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

There are no specific entry requirements.  Learning materials and resources can be accessed online but all assessments must be completed at Ashmore. 

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, hair protection, and disposable dust masks. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 5m tape measure.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland