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CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction

National ID: CPC10120 State ID: BGB6
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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:

  • Bricklaying/blocklaying
  • 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.


This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.


National ID Unit title
CPCCCM1011 Undertake basic estimation and costing
CPCCCM2004 Handle construction materials
CPCCCM2005 Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCVE1011 Undertake a basic construction project
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications

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.

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

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.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Wyndham Campus

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