Certificate I in Construction

CPC10111 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 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 CPCCWHSS1001 Work safely in the construction industry is designed to meet OHS regulatory authority requirements for OHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site.


The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. A substantial period of work placement is recommended to ensure the unit outcomes are met.


Entry Requirement

This RPL and skills recognition program is available to worker with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

  • A minimum of  one and  a half  (1.5) years of experience
  • Hold a current General Construction Induction (White) Card
  • Candidate must ensure required worksite, Construction tools, equipment, materials available for your RPL assessment



With the guidance of our dedicated assessors you can gain your qualification within a relatively short period of time. The RPL evidence process will normally take between 4 – 8 weeks after BTA completed the Free Pre- Enrollment Review depending on your chosen qualification and how quickly you gather your RPL evidence.




Depend on application

  • Anywhere in Australia
  • The RPL assessment include workplace observation, and will conduct at candidate’s jobsite.


Assessment condition

This qualification could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.



Mode of Delivery


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway – this pathway involves assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).




Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for this program, experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.


Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience in an building and construction environment.




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Student Information


For more details and student obligations, services provided and general information pertaining to your chosen course refer to the student information handbook on BTA Website.


Cost For RPL

Refer to Candidate Application Kit



Unit of Competency


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

CPCCCM1011A  Undertake basic estimation and costing

CPCCCM2004A  Handle construction materials

CPCCPD2013A   Remove and replace doors and door and window components


How to get a builder’s or contractor licence or registration

To work as a builder or trades person in Australia you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). A licence or registration may require a combination of technical qualification, experience, skills and knowledge prior to application. Read more 


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