CPC10120 - Certificate I in Construction

Looking to kickstart your career in the construction industry? The Certificate I in Construction can help you get started with foundational knowledge and skills, paving the way for potential career pathways including construction trades worker, construction apprentice, and construction and mining labourer. Start your journey today!


Course Overview

Begin your construction career with our entry-level course which provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to pursue an apprenticeship in any construction trade. This qualification showcases your readiness to take on the next step in your career to potential employers.

Currently, the Australian Government's MySkills service has identified a shortage of skilled workers in various construction occupations, making this course highly valuable. You will graduate with in-demand skills, and employers are seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies.


The course focuses on essential work health and safety requirements, and provides training in construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans, making measurements and calculations, and effective communication in the workplace. The course also incorporates a basic construction project, allowing you to apply these skills practically, just as you would in the workplace.


Our trade-qualified teachers are industry professionals who will provide insights into the construction industry and guide you through the course. Successful completion of this course equips you with the skills and confidence to pursue apprenticeships in various construction occupations, such as bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating, and wall and floor tiling. Additionally, you may seek employment as a trades assistant.



6 - 9 months


Face to face training. Gain real world skills.

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11 units of competency | Nationally recognised

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites | RPL available


Apprenticeship | Diploma or university | Various industry pathways


Experienced industry experts


Combination of online theoretical assessments and hands-on practical assessments in person.

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Course Delivery and Duration

Our guides and assessments have been uniquely developed to best equip you for the real world! We have ensured you will remain engaged while completing your studies and provide real life, relatable scenarios to set you up for your future!


This course can take up to nine months to achieve the Certificate I in Construction. The course is designed for in-person learning and is conducted at any of our training centres located in Queensland. Based on demand, other training venues and locations may become available throughout the year.  

Career Opportunities and Pathways

The Certificate I in Construction provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue entry-level positions in the construction industry. Some of the potential career opportunities and pathways for graduates of this program include:


Career Pathways:

  • Construction Trades Worker: A construction trades worker is a skilled tradesperson who performs specific tasks in the construction industry, such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical work. To become a construction trades worker, individuals often need to complete an apprenticeship or vocational training program in their chosen trade.
  • Construction Apprentice: A construction apprentice is an individual who is training to become a skilled tradesperson in the construction industry. Apprenticeships typically involve a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction and can take several years to complete. Apprenticeships are available in a range of construction trades, such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and bricklaying.
  • Construction and Mining Labourer: A construction and mining labourer performs manual labor tasks on construction and mining sites, such as loading and unloading materials, operating machinery, and cleaning up job sites. This role does not typically require formal education or training, but some employers may prefer candidates with previous experience or relevant certifications.
Study Pathways:
  • Apprenticeships: An apprenticeship is a formal training program that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Apprenticeships are available in a range of construction trades, such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and bricklaying.
  • Bachelor of Construction Management: The Bachelor of Construction Management is a degree program that prepares students for careers in construction project management. This program provides training in project planning, design, construction, and management.
These are just a few examples of the study pathways available to graduates of the Certificate I in Construction. Depending on their career goals and interests, students may choose to pursue further education and training in a range of construction-related fields.


In total, you need to complete 12 nationally recognised units of competency. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and upon completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.


Core units:


BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace


Plus 6 Elective units:

BSBMKG434 Promote products and services

BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies

BSBMKG431 Assess marketing opportunities

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however students will require:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to a computer and internet

Support and assessments

Our online courses include the support of experienced industry professionals and support staff to guide you through the program. Our trainers are dedicated to helping you succeed and will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your progress. They will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fully understand the course material, as well as offer suggestions for further learning opportunities.


Furthermore, you will have access to a wealth of up to date, easy to understand online course materials, including videos, tutorials, and practice exercises, which will help you to deepen your understanding of the course material.

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Upon completion of the course, you will possess not only real-world skills and understanding, but also a nationally recognized and accredited qualification. Apply your skills in a dynamic new position or pursue a new exciting career path - start your future now!

Upcoming Programs

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Certificate I in Construction - CS Internal Weipa $0.00
Certificate I in Construction - Mapoon Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council $0.00