CPC10120 - Certificate I in Construction

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
On-campus and Rockhampton City
Next intakeFebruary, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units11

Overview

Are you wanting to start constructing your career in Construction? By completing Certificate I in Construction as part of the Start TAFE Now (STN) high school students program you will be able to be on the right track to reach your goal of a career in the construction industry. This course provides an introduction to the construction industry. You will obtain knowledge and skills in the use of construction tools and equipment, plan and organise work, and prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

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 Start TAFE Now (STN) programs or learners with no previous connection to the construction industry or relevant employment history.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship within construction industry, including: Bricklayer or Blocklayer, Ceiling or wall plasterer, Carpenter, Joiner, Painter decorator, Roof tiler, Shopfitter, Solid plasterer, Stonemason

Structure & Availability

STN

Duration:

12 months part-time


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1011Undertake basic estimation and costing
CPCCCM2004Handle construction materials
CPCCCM2005Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCVE1011Undertake a basic construction project

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations

RPL / Credit

Duration:

RPL/Credit


All units

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCCVE1011Undertake a basic construction project
CPCCCM1011Undertake basic estimation and costing
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2005Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCCM2004Handle construction materials
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

STN

IntakeLocations
February, 2023On-campus, Rockhampton City
February, 2024On-campus, Rockhampton City

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

To successfully undertake this course students must also complete the unit CPCWHS2001. This is undertaken at the commencement of training & has legislative requirements in regard to identification. This Evidence of Identity (EOI) information must be provided at enrollment. All students are required to supply the full EOI requirements with the exception of First nations people & Secondary School students, who may choose to supply reduced documents as per Worksafe Qld guidelines below.

Secondary school students may be identified by producing one (1) of the following EOI documents;

Australian birth Certificate

Australian Citizenship Certificate

International Travel documents (including a passport)

Australian Learners Permit

& a Written statement outlining current enrollment at the school (on official school letterhead) signed by one of the following.

Principal or Deputy Principal, Head teacher or Deputy Head teacher, Secretary or Deputy Secretary /: or Chief Administrator or Deputy Chief Administrator.

 

First Nations people may be identified by producing at least one (1) Category A or B EOI document & written statements from two (2) Authorised representatives.

 

All other people shall provide either;

One (1) Category A & Two (2) Category B EOI documents, or

Two (2) Category A & One (1) Category B documents

Up to date Worksafe.qld.gov.au EOI document list here - https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/work-health-and-safety-licences/apply-renew-or-replace-licences/evidence-of-identity

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$4,840
Fee for service per unit$440
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$90.70
Co-Contribution Fee$1,694
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$1,331
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$154
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$121

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$5,082
Fee for service per unit$462
Co-Contribution Fee$1,782
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$1,419
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$162
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$129

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding.

For high school students you may be eligible for the Queensland Government’s VET in Schools (VETiS) program which is fee-free. Course specific costs may be applicable, an example would be high vis clothes and safety boots for trade courses.

If you are unsure, please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. This includes proof of your:

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Start TAFE Now Application Documents

If you are applying via our Start TAFE Now Program you will need to ensure you attached the following documents to your application:

  • A signed Start Now Study Authorisation Form and
  • Australian birth Certificate; or
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate; or
  • International Travel documents (including a passport); or
  • Australian Learners Permit; and 
  • A Written statement outlining current enrollment at the school (on official school letterhead) signed by one of the following. Principal or Deputy Principal, Headteacher or Deputy Head teacher, Secretary or Deputy Secretary or Chief Administrator or Deputy Chief Administrator.

First Nations people may be identified by producing at least one (1) Category A or B Confirmation of Identity document & written statements from two (2) Authorised representatives.

All other people shall provide either;

  • One (1) Category A & Two (2) Category B Confirmation of Identity documents, or
  • Two (2) Category A & One (1) Category B documents

Up to date Worksafe.qld.gov.au confirmation of Identity document list here

Step 4: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.