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 vocational education and training (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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is designed to meet WHS regulatory authority requirements for WHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site.
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Some elements of the course include
- Undertake basic estimation and costing
- Handle construction materials
- Use construction tools and equipment
- Work effectively and sustainably
- Plan and organise work
- Undertake a basic construction project
- Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
- Apply WHS requirements
- Participate in sustainable work practices
- Apply basic levelling procedures
- Conduct workplace communication
- Carry out measurements and calculations
- Prepare simple construction sketches
- Read and interpret plans and specifications
- Undertake a basic computer design project