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 including: 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 CPCCOHS1001A 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.

Government subsidies for training programs vary by State and Territory jurisdictions. Government subsidised training places are generally available to those without a qualification up to a Certificate III level especially for those referred through an employment service provider.

There may be subsidies available to employers to support the cost of training their employees. Employers are usually expected to contribute to the cost of training.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated through completion of eleven (11) units made up of:

Eight (8) 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

PCCCM2005B, Use construction tools and equipment

CPCCHS1001A, Work safety in the construction industry

CPCCOHS2001A, Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCVE1011A, Undertake a basic construction project

Three (3) elective units

(Which could include, but not limited to the following units)

CPCCCM1011A, Undertake basic estimation and costing

CPCCCM1015A, Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM1016A, Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work


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