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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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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 

BSBSUS211Participate in sustainable work practices

CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication

CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCOM1017Prepare simple construction sketches

CPCCOM2001*Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCVE1002Undertake a basic computer design project

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.