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CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction – School Based

Successfully complete this school based pre-apprenticeship course with Gold Coast Trades College to kick start your career in the construction industry.

Learn skills that will help you to be a valuable member of any construction crew or fast track your chances for a trade apprenticeship of your choice.

Subjects in this qualification include:

  • work safely in the construction industry (white card)
  • WHS requirements, policies and procedures
  • plan and organise work
  • use of construction tools, equipment and materials
  • read and interpret plans
  • work effectively with others
  • conduct workplace communication
  • undertake a basic construction project

Gold Coast Trades College will assist you with work experience placement and support your transition into a school based apprenticeship of your choice.

Delivery Options

Our campus: Y
School based: Y

Career Outcomes

Successful graduates can progress on to Certificate II or III qualifications and apprenticeships in trades such as carpentry, electrical and bricklaying.

The Certificate I In Construction is your starting point to becoming a:

  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Bricklayer/Blocklayer
  • Builder
  • Building Designer
  • Building Inspector
  • Building Surveyor
  • Carpenter
  • Concreter
  • Construction Manager
  • Estimator
  • Floor Layer
  • Foreman
  • Formworker
  • Glazer
  • Hardware Assistant
  • Labourer
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Painter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Project Manager / Director
  • Project Supervisor
  • Renderer
  • Roof Plumber
  • Roof Tiler
  • Scaffolder
  • Site Supervisor
  • Soil Tester
  • Telecoms Technician
  • Tiler
  • Trades Assistant
  • Waterproofer

Total number of units = 11

8 core units plus

3 elective units, of which:

1 unit from Certificate I or II qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Some units in this qualification have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

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

CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment

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


Elective units

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials

CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Participants do however need intermediate language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

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