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CPC10120

Certificate I in Construction

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

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TIME 10 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 27 Jun 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$785
Subsidised
$1,065
Full Fee
$4,115
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,385 - $3,505
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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.

According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, there is currently a shortage of skilled workers across a number occupations in the construction sector. That means you'll graduate with in-demand skills, with employers currently struggling to find qualified candidates to fill vacancies. 

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.

What can I do?

  • Construction Trades Worker
  • Construction Apprentice
  • Construction and Mining Labourer

Course outcome:

CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Employment outcomes

TAFE Queensland will continue to assist you, even after you've completed your qualification. Utilising our strong industry connections, we link students with employers looking to hire our highly-skilled graduates. Once you have completed your Certificate I in Construction, register your interest in an apprenticeship with our Find Your Apprentice service.

What you will study.

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1011
    Undertake basic estimation and costing
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1011
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare a basic estimate of material, labour and costs for a construction project.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake basic estimation and costing

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2004
    Handle construction materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely handle and store commonly used construction materials manually or in preparation for mechanical handling.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle construction materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2005
    Use construction tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2005
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely select and use basic construction tools and equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use construction tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCVE1011
    Undertake a basic construction project
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCVE1011
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake a basic construction project using basic tools, equipment and materials.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Undertake a basic construction project

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS1001
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS1001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
27 Jun 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Alexandra Hills
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Alexandra Hills
04 Oct 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Bracken Ridge
04 Oct 2022
up to 10 weeks
Weeks 1 to 5: full time, 3 Days - Mon to Wed | Weeks 5 to 10: full time flexi, up to 5 days per week, Mon to Fri
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Ipswich
24 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
13 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Toowoomba
24 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Kingaroy
24 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Wet Trades: Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
13 Jul 2022
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
06 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Warwick
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
WesTEC Trade Training Centre
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Kingaroy
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Bundaberg
06 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday,Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Hervey Bay
06 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Hervey Bay
06 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Nurunderi
06 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
27 Jun 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Alexandra Hills
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Alexandra Hills
04 Oct 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Bracken Ridge
04 Oct 2022
up to 10 weeks
Weeks 1 to 5: full time, 3 Days - Mon to Wed | Weeks 5 to 10: full time flexi, up to 5 days per week, Mon to Fri
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Ipswich
24 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
13 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Toowoomba
24 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time 3 days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
Kingaroy
24 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $785
  • Subsidised: $1,065
  • Full fee: $4,115
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Bracken Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Ipswich
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Acacia Ridge
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Wet Trades: Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
13 Jul 2022
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,385
Ashmore
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
06 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Warwick
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
WesTEC Trade Training Centre
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Kingaroy
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Bundaberg
06 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday,Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Hervey Bay
06 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Hervey Bay
06 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Nurunderi
06 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,505
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

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 may include 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 - no singlets. 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 stationery (pens, pencil, eraser, etc.), a USB (minimum 8GB), a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 8m tape measure.

Placement

Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study. We recommend that all students undertake work experience, you will be provided more information in class.

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.

Pathways

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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