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.
There are no entry requirements for this course. It is recommended that participants:
- Be at least 15 years of age
- Have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – including steel capped safety boots, hi-vis work clothing, hard hat, gloves, ear and eye protection
Delivery is face-to-face in the classroom with practical exposure. The classroom component of the qualification is customised to suit the individual client needs. The length and complexity of training sessions will differ and be dependent on the progress of individual participants. Accelerated learning is open to all participants providing that they are able to demonstrate competency in all units required to gain the qualification.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
Total number of units = Eleven (11)
- Eight (8) core units
- Three (3) elective units
- Up to three (3) units from the list below
- One unit from Certificate I or II qualifications in the CPC Training Package or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome
- CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
- CPCCOHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
- CPCCCM2004 Handle construction materials
- CPCCCM2005 Use construction tools and equipment
- CPCCCM1011 Undertake basic estimation and costing
- CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
- CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
- CPCCVE1011 Undertake a basic construction project
- BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
- CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
- TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
Participants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessment tasks which may include a written exam, practical demonstration / observation, case studies, assignments and group activities.
Applicants may be eligible for VET in Schools Program (VETiS) Funding.
CSTC offers competitive pricing for those who don’t meet the funding criteria, as listed in the table below:
|Service||Fee for Service Price|
|Recognition of Prior Learning||$900.00|
|Full course (Classroom)||$2,110.00|
Please contact the CSTC office on 07 3373 8888.
HOW TO ENROL
Interested applicants should download a copy of the Student Enrolment Form, complete and submit it along with payment. Course prices listed on the website are subject to change without notice.
Download the Student Handbook and access information on:
- Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
- Fees and Charges
- Payment terms and conditions (including refunds)
- Complaints and appeals process
- Student Support