{{ propApi.closeIcon }}
Our industry
Our industry $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Economic research and forecasting Economics Housing outlook Tailored market research Economic reports and data Inspiring Australia's building professionals HOUSING The only place to get your industry news Newsroom
Business support
Business support $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Become an apprentice host Hire an apprentice Why host an HIA apprentice? Apprentice partner program Builder and manufacturer program Industry insurance Construction legal expenses insurance Construction works insurance Home warranty insurance Tradies and tool insurance Paperwork gone digital Contracts Online HIA Tradepass HR Docs SafeScan - managing workplace safety Planning and safety services Building and planning services How can HIA Safety help you? Independent site inspections Trusted legal support Legal advice and guidance Professional services Industrial relations
Resources & advice
Resources & advice $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Building it right Building codes Australian standards Getting it right on site See all Building materials and products Concrete, bricks and walls Getting products approved Use the right products for the job See all Managing your business Dealing with contracts Handling disputes Managing your employees See all Managing your safety Falls from heights Safety rules Working with silica See all Building your business Growing your business Maintaining your business See all Other subjects COVID-19 Getting approval to build Sustainable homes
Careers & learning
Careers & learning $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
A rewarding career Become an apprentice Apprenticeships on offer Hear what our apprentices say Advice for parents and guardians Study with us Find a course Get your builder's licence Qualifications Learn with HIA
HIA community
HIA community $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Join HIA Sign me up How do I become a member? What's in it for me? Get involved Become an award judge Join a committee Partner with us Get to know us Our members Our people Our partners Mates Rates What we do Mental health program Charitable Foundation GreenSmart
Awards & events
Awards & events $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Awards Australian Housing Awards Awards program National Conference Industry networking Events
HIA products
HIA products $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight
Shop @ HIA Products Digital Australian Standards Contracts Online Shipping and delivery Purchasing terms & conditions
About Contact Newsroom
$vuetify.icons.faMapMarker Set my location Use the field below to update your location
Change location
{{propApi.text}} {{region}} Change location
{{propApi.successMessage}} {{region}} Change location

$vuetify.icons.faPhone1300 650 620

Certificate I in Construction - CPC10111

{{ tag.label }} {{ tag.label }} $vuetify.icons.faTimes
HIA’s nationally recognised certificate course will prepare you for a career in building and construction. Learn the basics of construction and using tools.
Enrol Now

Registration starts from $0*

*Funding available to eligible students

There are currently no dates available for your region, try changing your region or enquiring now

Enquire now $vuetify.icons.faComments Browse training $vuetify.icons.faArrowRight


120 hours

Delivery model

Study in-person or online

CPD Points

NSW 36, VIC 18, TAS 18


Essential information

What's it all about?
{{ propApi.expandedIcon }} {{ propApi.collapsedIcon }}

Equip yourself with an understanding of 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 combines the skills and job requirements in context.

This training is part of a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience. The short course series includes the following:

  • Basic Workplace Skills
  • Construction Project
  • Using Construction Tools – Basics

On successful completion you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification:

  • Certificate I in Construction - CPC10111

Please note that this qualification was superseded on the 26th of November 2020 and replaced by CPC10121 - Certificate I in Construction. HIA Training will commence enrolments in CPC10120 - Certificate I in Construction in 2022, however the new course is currently not available.

What do I need before I start?
{{ propApi.expandedIcon }} {{ propApi.collapsedIcon }}

HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your career goals, current skills and experience.

To start this program, you must have:

  • a competent level of English; reading, writing and numeracy
  • suitable interpersonal and communication skills
How long will it take?
{{ propApi.expandedIcon }} {{ propApi.collapsedIcon }}

The program will take 120 hours to complete. This may be delivered in 3 x 40-hour blocks or spread out over 15 weeks (8 hours per week).

* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses also require self-directed learning through assessment tasks for successful completion.

The duration of short courses may vary dependant on the HIA region delivering this course – some short courses may have a longer face-to-face duration than those indicated above. A detailed training schedule will be discussed with you before confirmation of your enrolment.

What resources will I require?
{{ propApi.expandedIcon }} {{ propApi.collapsedIcon }}

Participants are required to have a copy of the Pearson’s Basic Building and Construction Skill Participant Guide.

What are the core and elective units?
{{ propApi.expandedIcon }} {{ propApi.collapsedIcon }}

HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience.  The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.

The elective units [E] listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.

Certificate I in Construction - CPC10111

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

11 nationally recognised units of competency - 8 core units [C] and 3 elective units [E]

HIA Short courses Unit of competency Minimum face-to-face duration*
Basic Workplace Skills Work safely in the construction industry [C] - CPCCOHS1001A 4 hours
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry [C] - CPCCOHS2001A 4 hours
Plan and organise work [C] - CPCCCM1013A 8 hours
Conduct workplace communication [C] - CPCCCM1014A 8 hours
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry [C] - CPCCCM1012A 8 hours
Carry out measurements and calculations [E] - CPCCCM1015A 8 hours
Using Construction Tools Use construction tools and equipment [C] - CPCCCM2005B 32 hours
Handle construction materials [E] - CPCCCM2004A 8 hours
Construction Project Read and interpret plans and specifications [C] - CPCCCM2001A 8 hours
Apply basic levelling procedures [E] - CPCCCM2006B 16 hours
Undertake a basic construction project [C] - CPCCVE1011A 16 hours

* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.

Who would do this training?

This course is suitable for school leavers doing pre-vocational training in general building and construction before they choose a trade or alternate career path. It would also suit workers or job seekers wishing to gain basic skills in the construction industry.

Got any questions?

If you're still looking for more information on training, give us a call or hit enquire now and we'll get back to you.

1300 650 620

Enquire now

Participant Handbook

Government subsidised funding