CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction



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.

The unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is designed to meet WHS regulatory authority requirements for WHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site.


Successful completion of all units of competency will result in the award of a nationally recognised Certificate I in Construction from the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Training Package. Participants who do not successfully complete the full program will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for any of the unit/s of competency they have been deemed competent in. Recognition is available for this qualification – see the Participant Handbook or the Recognition Process page for more information.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled (NSW residents only). For more information and eligibility requirements see https://www.bsilearning.edu.au/funded-training/smart-and-skilled.

Core Units

CPCCCM1011 - Undertake basic estimation and costing

1. Gather information.

2. Estimate and cost materials for basic construction task.

3. Estimate and cost labour for basic construction task.

4. Document costs of basic construction task.

CPCCCM2004 - Handle construction materials

1. Prepare to handle construction materials.

2. Manually handle, sort, stack and store construction materials.

3. Clean up.

CPCCCM2005 - Use construction tools and equipment

1. Select and use tools and equipment.

2. Clean up.

CPCCOM1012 - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

1. Work effectively in a team.

2. Investigate construction industry employment pathways.

3. Identify and follow environmental and resource efficiency requirements.

CPCCOM1013 - Plan and organise work

1. Determine and plan basic work task activities.

2. Organise performance of basic work task.

CPCCVE1011 - Undertake a basic construction project

1. Review and prepare to undertake basic construction project.

2. Manufacture components for basic construction project.

3. Assemble project components.

4. Clean up.

CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

1. Identify health and safety legislative requirements of construction work.

2. Identify construction hazards and risk control measures.

3. Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.

4. Identify incident and emergency response procedures.

CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

1. Identify and assess risks.

2. Identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites.

3. Plan and prepare for safe work practices.

4. Apply safe work practices.

5. Follow emergency procedures.

Elective Units