The Certificate I in Construction is delivered within 12 months of commencement.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


National Code CPC10111
Study Areas Certificate I in Construction
Study Level Certificate I
Study Type Local
Campuses Wongutha CAPS


Wongutha CAPS is an Abstudy Funded school which students will need to be approved by Abstudy under Agriculture special courses

Class Days

Week days

Course Length

Full time – 12 months


Wongutha CAPS

Study Pathways

CPC20112 - Certificate II in Construction

Recognition of Prior Learning

Is available.


This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1.

Career Outcomes

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.


Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below will be delivered for this qualification.

CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipment
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
CPCCCM2004A - Handle construction materials
CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCCM2006B - Apply basic levelling procedures
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