CPC10120 - Certificate I in Construction

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.




12 months part-time


Rockhampton City


11 units


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

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.



12 months part-time

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


2023 FebruaryRockhampton City
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

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.

There are no other entry requirements for this course.

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

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,653.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$1,199.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$814.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$423.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$109.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$74.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$55.20 (2022)
Fee for service$4,840.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$1,694.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$1,331.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$440.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$154.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$121.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$90.70 (2023)

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.

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