Certificate I in Construction

Certificate I   NRT
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Start date:
Thu 8 Jun 2017
 –   Randwick
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    Course description and aims

    This course is for those with no previous employment or connection to the
    construction industry. It provides the educational requirements for those
    seeking a 'Fair Trading' Minor Maintenance/Cleaning non structural repair

    You will learn about Work Health and Safety, planning for work,
    following basic instructions and using tools and materials.

    It is also suited to those undertaking VET in schools programs.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Construction industry worker, building maintenance worker.

    Expected Outcomes

    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 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.

    On 1 January 2012 the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) was implemented in
    NSW. Delivery and assessment of this course must be based on this legislation.

    Work Health and Safety (WHS) was referred to in NSW as Occupational Health and
    Safety (OHS) and in some countries people know it as Occupational Safety and
    Health (OSH). Please refer to the Work Health and Safety heading in Section B
    6.1 Delivery Modes for more information.

    TAFE NSW trainers and assessors must meet the requirements specified in the
    Standards for NVR Registered Training

    Entry requirements

    There are no educational entry requirements for this qualification.

    However, before enrolling in this course you must successfully complete the WHS
    Induction Training (White Card) which will allow you entry into a construction

    Enrol at any location

    Full Time
    Course type:
    Brick Cleaning
    Course start:
    Thu 8 Jun 2017
    Course duration:
    1 Week
    16 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Thursday 8 June 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at Randwick College, Main Campus, Corner of Darley Road & King Street, Building B, Level 2, Room B2.27.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 2 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Day 1&2 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry16
    CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication8
    CPCCCM2004AHandle construction materials40
    CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work12
    CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications16
    CPCCPD3029ARemove graffiti and apply protective coatings24
    CPCCVE1011AUndertake a basic construction project40
    CPCCCM1011AUndertake basic estimation and costing36
    CPCCCM2005BUse construction tools and equipment40
    CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry12



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