Qualification details

CPC10111 - Certificate I in Construction (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC10108 - Certificate I in Construction 20/May/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPC10120 - Certificate I in ConstructionSupersedes and is equivalent to CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction. 26/Nov/2020

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 09/Dec/2016
(View details for release 2) 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industryPrepare to work safely in the construction industrySupersededCore
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise workSupersededCore
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specificationsRead and interpret plans and specificationsSupersededCore
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communicationSupersededCore
CPCCCM1016A - Identify requirements for safe tilt-up workIdentify requirements for safe tilt-up workSupersededElective
CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipmentUse construction tools and equipmentSupersededCore
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculationsSupersededElective
CPCCVE1011A - Undertake a basic construction projectUndertake a basic construction projectSupersededCore
CPCCCM2004A - Handle construction materialsHandle construction materialsSupersededElective
CPCCVE1002B - Undertake a basic computer design projectUndertake a basic computer design projectSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9916-11 Construction Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building and Construction 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821113 Earthmoving Labourer 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9916-11 Construction Assistant 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0307 Mechanical And Industrial Engineering And Technology 09/Feb/201212/Nov/2013
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 13/Nov/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC10111

Addition of CPCCCM1016A to elective pool

Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

Version 3: Replace superseded core unit CPCCOHS1001A with equivalent current unit CPCCWHS1001


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. A substantial period of work placement is recommended to ensure the unit outcomes are met.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • Clear and direct communication
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal language
  • Questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant others
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Environmental and OHS requirements
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans and drawings
  • Specifications
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Designs
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks


  • Works as part of a team to prioritise and action tasks
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving 

  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes necessary remedial action
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Puts ideas into action
  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising 

  • Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Identifies requirements, applies relevant resources and sequences tasks using time management techniques

Self management 

  • Completes daily work activities
  • Identifies own roles and responsibilities
  • Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Uses calculators
  • Uses computers and relevant software
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 11 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 3 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 3 units from the elective units below
  • 1 unit from Certificate I or II qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Some units in this qualification have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Use construction tools and equipment


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Undertake a basic construction project

Elective units 


Undertake basic estimation and costing


Carry out measurements and calculations


Identify requirements for safe tilt-up work


Handle construction materials


Apply basic levelling procedures


Undertake a basic computer design project