Certificate I in Construction

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This qualification provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations.

General Course Information

Course CodeCPC10111
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate I
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2017 - Intake offered for new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)0.5
Units RequiredTotal 11Core 8Elective 3
Nominal HoursMinimum 290Maximum 330
Last updateWednesday, 15 February 2017 11:10 am
Department: -

Course Information Contact

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Fax(08) 8939 7327
Emailstudent.support@batchelor.edu.au

Course's Descriptors


Course Objectives

This qualification provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The units of competency cover essential occupational 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.


            Admission Requirements

            There are no admission requirement for this course.

              Course Structure

              To achieve a Certificate I in Construction a total of ELEVEN (11) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of EIGHT (8) core units of competency and THREE (3) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules.

                Statement of Attainments

                A Statement of Attainment is issued by a Registered Training Organisation when an individual has successfully completed one or more units of competency from nationally recognised qualification(s)/course(s).

                An individual can be issued with this if they have not completed and do not intend to complete the entire qualification(s)/ course(s), as per the completion rules for the specified qualification(s).

                Registered Training Organisation Identifier

                0383

                Electives

                The offering of electives in this qualification will be subject to the decision of the relevant Directorate that offers this qualification.

                Course Fees for NT Residents

                Students will be liable to pay the VET Tuition fee of:
                $2.00 per nominal hour for enrolment
                $0.00 per nominal hour for RPL

                Students may be eligible to apply for a fee exemption
                Students are not eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan


                Course Fees for Insterstate Students

                Students will be liable to pay the VET Full fees.
                This amount is determined by the band rate the specific course belongs to. See Batchelor Institute website for more information
                www.batchelor.edu.au/students/course-fees

                Students are not eligible to apply for a fee exemption
                Students are not eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan



                Unit Summary

                Unit CodeTitleHours
                Core Units
                CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry6
                CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry20
                CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work20
                CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication20
                CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications36
                CPCCCM2005BUse construction tools and equipment*96
                CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry20
                CPCCVE1011AUndertake a basic construction project*40
                Elective Units
                CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations20
                CPCCCM2004AHandle construction materials 16
                CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures*8

                Individual Unit's Descriptors


                Core


                Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

                Code - CPCCWHS1001 Contact Hours - 6
                This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

                Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

                Code - CPCCCM1012A Contact Hours - 20
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

                Plan and organise work

                Code - CPCCCM1013A Contact Hours - 20
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work.

                Conduct workplace communication

                Code - CPCCCM1014A Contact Hours - 20
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

                Read and interpret plans and specifications

                Code - CPCCCM2001A Contact Hours - 36
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

                Use construction tools and equipment*

                Code - CPCCCM2005B Contact Hours - 96
                *This unit has a pre-requisite of: CPCCOHS2001A. This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use construction tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, and plant and equipment.

                Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

                Code - CPCCOHS2001A Contact Hours - 20
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others

                Undertake a basic construction project*

                Code - CPCCVE1011A Contact Hours - 40
                *This unit has a pre-requisite of: CPCCOHS2001A. This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake a basic construction project to provide elementary skills applicable to the construction industry. It includes completion of a project using basic tools, equipment and materials.

                Elective


                Carry out measurements and calculations

                Code - CPCCCM1015A Contact Hours - 20
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

                Handle construction materials

                Code - CPCCCM2004A Contact Hours - 16
                This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely manually handle, store and apply environmental management principles associated with construction materials and components. It includes preparing material for mechanical handling.

                Apply basic levelling procedures*

                Code - CPCCCM2006B Contact Hours - 8
                *This unit has a pre-requisite of: CPCCOHS2001A. This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment.
                Course Authorisation
                Last updateWednesday, 15 February 2017 11:10 am
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                Review DateMonday, 27 February 2017 10:36 pm