CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction

CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction

 RPL & Skills Recognition


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.

 Course Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to undertake assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected
Unit Outline

Train n Trade will offer a standard package of units of competency but alternate units will be made available as required if they are within the capabilities of the organisation and the assessment staff. The suggested package is:


Code Title Core/Elective
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project Core
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry Core
Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are additional units that you will need to complete on top of your Certificate I in Construction in order to apply for certain licences in NSW. Make sure you advise us which licence you are wanting to apply for so that we can make sure you meet the qualification requirements for the licence you want.

These are the general category of licence you may wish to apply for in NSW:

Minor Maintenance /Cleaning

For licensing purposes, the class of minor maintenance/cleaning refers to the non-structural maintenance (including minor repairs) or cleaning of existing works/structures/buildings

Pressure washing / graffiti removal / brick cleaning work
Completion of Certificate I in Construction, including:
CPCCCM2004A Handle Construction Materials
CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing

Repair, resurfacing or application of a protective coating to bathroom tiles, baths, etc
Completion of Certificate I in Construction, including:
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials
CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing.
Plus CPCCPD3030A Apply protective paint coating systems; or
CPCCWF3004A Repair wall and floor tiles

Non-structural repair work
Completion of Certificate I in Construction, including:
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials
CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing.
Plus CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components


For licensing purposes, the term fencing means the erection of fences and gates, irrespective of the construction materials used, within or on residential property boundary lines.

Completion of Certificate 1 in Construction with following electives and additional units:
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations and
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials or MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting and
CPCCCM2006A or B Apply basic leveling procedures and
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition and
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components and
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Minor Trade Work

For licensing purposes, the class minor trade work refers to works involving new, repair or replacement work which cannot be readily ascribed to an individual specific trade area.

Kitchen / Bathroom Bench Installation

Completion of CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction, including:
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials
CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing.
CPCCST2001A Prepare for stonemasonry construction process
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002A or B Use carpentry tools and equipment

Shade sails and shade systems installation
Completion of CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction, including:
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials
CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing.
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM3003A Work safely around power sources, services and assets

LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Train N Trade we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.

 Credit Transfer

A credit transfer recognises previous learning undertaken at one institution or provider as being equivalent to the learning undertaken at another institution or provider. Credit transfer may be granted for individual units of competence which are deemed to be equivalent. In general, the outcome of a successful application for credit transfer is advanced standing into your desired course. This means that you may be granted an exemption for a particular unit of competence for the course in which you are enrolled. In this way, you will not be required to repeat your previous learning. Credit transfer reduces unnecessary duplication and increases your capacity to maximise your career and employment opportunities. If you think you are eligible for credit transfer please contact our office to arrange an application form being provided.

 Participant Outcomes


Surveyed graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.


Surveyed graduates of this course who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.


Surveyed graduates of this course who have enrolled in additional training or education.



Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

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RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.


1. Skills Review

You need to have current industry experience that can be validated in order to qualify for this RPL program.
When you contact us we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether the RPL process is right for you.


Evidence of your skills and knowledge may take a variety of forms and include existing qualifications or statement of attainment you may hold from prior training, resume, references from current and past employers, work samples.
You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your competence in each unit of competency in your chosen qualification.

Your assessor will explain the documents and evidence required to be submitted to Train n Trade as part of your portfolio. You will also be required to have a detailed competency conversation with your assessor, also your assessor may choose to perform a practical observation at your work site.


You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our assessor. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation
Where gap training is required you will need to complete a theory or practical assessment as required.


Upon successful completion of all units of competency within the qualification, you will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification. Alternatively, a National Recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units of competency that have been successfully completed, if you do not meet the full qualification criteria.

Select your funding for details
Fee for Service

RPL & Skills Recognition:
Price: $2,800
(You will only be required to make a payment of $1500 upfront. The remainder will be paid via weekly instalments over a period of 6 weeks after commencement.)