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.

Study and Career Pathways

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.


This program is delivered over 26 weeks of a 6 month traineeship program.   Intakes are at the commencement of each semester.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to this qualification, although, it is suggested that students should have a reasonable level of year 10 attainment.

Packaging Rules

This qualification consists of 11 units of competency including 8 core units and 3 electives.

Unit List


  • 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
  • CPCCCM1013A Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies, procedures in construction industry
  • CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project


  • CPCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCM1016A Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work
  • CPCCM2004A Handle construction materials
  • CPCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCVE1002B Undertake a basic computer design project

How to Enroll

If enrolling by distance, download and complete the enrolment form from the Yalga-binbi  and email to

Completed enrolment forms can also be posted to; PO Box 2773, Bundaberg, Q, 4670, or forms can be submitted in person at; 2 Marina Drive Burnett Heads, 4670.

Enrolling students will be considered for a place on the program and if accepted, will be provided with Yalga-binbi bank details for the transfer of enrolment fees.