Build your future in the construction industry.
The Certificate I in Construction is an entry-level course, providing participants with foundation skills and knowledge of the building and construction industry. This qualification provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations.
Participants will learn a broad range of practical skills through a basic construction project, to help them decide which area of building and construction to follow.
Participants will learn about:
- Carpentry and joinery
- Painting and decorating
This course is available at other campus locations upon request.
- Handling construction materials
- Using construction tools and equipment
- Quoting and estimation
- Basic construction projects
- WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
- You are looking to gain employment in the construction industry
- You are interested in an apprenticeship in the future
This course is offered through face-to-face delivery over one year, in eight blocks of one week duration each.
Students attend for 7 hours each day, meaning each block provides 35 hours of face-to-face training and assessment.
The total amount of face-to-face training is 280 hours.
Entry-level positions in the building and construction industry, or a pathway into further study.
This qualification provides a pathway to the pre-apprenticeship for primary trades in the construction industry.
Delivery locations and study options
Available all year
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Our estimated fees are based on:
- Full time study in 2022
- A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
- The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa
These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.