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CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction

Course Outline

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.

This Qualification is suitable for licensing with NSW Fair Trading for the following contractor licenses:

  • Pressure washing / graffiti removal / brick cleaning work.
  • Repair, resurfacing or application of a protective coating to bathroom tiles, baths.
  • Non-structural repair work.

MIBT’s training program is flexible and focuses on matching your learning progress, with any on-the-job experience you might gain week to week. The Certificate I in Construction qualification has 11 units of competency comprised of 8 core units and 3 elective units to be selected from the list below.

Depending on your location, MIBT offers blended on-site and online skills training that compliments workplace learning. MIBT trainers are directly available to all trainees – and their employers, throughout the training process. We come to you, to assess work activities and provide practical tutorials, on unit elements that might not be covered on the job.

Quality Training

MIBT's education group come from the building and construction industry. All MIBT trainers and assessors are qualified building professionals. We are therefore committed to providing quality outcomes for our students, their employers, and the people that live in the homes, or occupy the buildings, created through the work, skills and knowledge of our students, as applied throughout their career.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

For people currently working in the building industry, MIBT will appoint a specialist trainer/assessor, that will work with you to gather the evidence required, to transfer the knowledge you have already acquired as completed training units.

The time it takes to assess your qualifications for RPL is substantially up to you. MIBT’s trainer/assessor will meet with you as soon as is practical, to complete all unit assessments and identify any units that might require further study and assessment tasks to complete.

RPL Guides:
Please click here to view CPC10111 Cert I Construction RPL Guide

Qualification Cost


For all other States and Territories: $1,800 (Fee For Service)

Click here to read more about MIBT Qualification Costs

Useful documents to understand the MIBT Student Journey:
MIBT Information Kit for Students
MIBT Apprentice/Trainee Information
5 Stages of an MIBT Student's Journey

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Full qualification price is $1,800, the RPL price is $6,500. Depending on the amount of RPL achieved full student fee will be between these fees. RPL price includes funded student fee & RPL evidence package.

Student to complete any RPL within 13 weeks prior to standard pathway. RPL pathway is only available to experienced workers with minimum 3 years’ experience in your chosen qualification.

11 units of competency is required for award of this qualification:

  • 8 core units
  • 3 elective units


Core units (8)

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2005BUse construction tools and equipment
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCVE1011AUndertake a basic construction project


Elective units (3)

CPCCCM1011AUndertake basic estimation and costing
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM1016AIdentify requirements for safe tilt-up work
CPCCCM2004AHandle construction materials
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCVE1002BUndertake a basic computer design project


Note: Some MIBT programs may be delivered by or in conjunction with a third-party provider.



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