Stage 5 Construction

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

Qualification

CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction

Students who successfully complete all the units of competency in the Stage 5 Construction course will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment towards Certificate I in Construction.

Course Duration/Hours

This is a 100 hour course that runs over 1 year in either Year 9 or 10.

Year 10 students may be eligible to undertake an Early Commencement of the Stage 6 Construction course. Some schools may require the completion of the Stage 5 Construction course in Year 9 prior to enrolment in an Early Commencement program.

HSC Information

This is a Board Endorsed Course for Stage 5 students. It can contribute to the Record of School Achievement  (RoSA).

Work Placement

There is no mandatory NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) work placement component for Stage 5 VET courses.

Assessment

This course is competency based and the student’s performance is recognised against a prescribed industry standard. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Written tasks
  • Tests

Students are given a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence across the range of competency standards covered by this course.

Units of Competency

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete: 11 units, 8 core, 3 electives

  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (Core)
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (Core)
  • CPCCVE1002B Undertake a basic computer design project
  • CPCCCM1011A Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project (Core)
  • CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials (pre-requisite: CPCCOHS2001A
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have completed any training, either through your part-time work, TAFE or other school VET courses you have completed recently, or through experience gained in other ways you can apply for RPL. You should talk to your School VET Coordinator, Careers Adviser or course teacher for further information.

Units of Competency

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete:

11 units: 8 core, 3 electives

Core units undertaken as part of the Stage 5 course

  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project

Electives undertaken as part of the Stage 5 course

  • CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM1011A  Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCVE1002A Undertake a basic computer design project

Students who successfully complete all the units of competency in the Stage 5 Construction course will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment towards Certificate I in Construction.

Costs

A course fee is generally charged by schools to cover consumable materials. Your school will provide further advice.

Further Study

Students can continue into Stage 6 Construction to undertake Certificate II in Construction Pathways.

School Based or post school Apprenticeship, for example in

  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Shopfitting
  • Builder
Career Information

Job Roles

Trades; assistants work with carpentry tradespeople by handling construction materials, using tools and equipment, erecting and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground.

Duties and Tasks

Carpenters may perform the following tasks:

  • Construct formwork into which concrete is poured
  • Set out an outline of the building on the ground of the site, using string and pegs to allow for excavations
  • Build floors, wall frameworks (timber or metal) and roofs, and lay timber floors
  • Read plans and specifications to determine the dimensions, materials required and installation processes to be followed
  • Install metal and timber windows, sashes and doors
  • Construct and erect prefabricated units, such as cottages and houses
  • Cut materials with hand and power tools, and assemble, nail, cut or shape parts
  • Install door handles, locks, hardware, flooring underlay, insulating material and other fixtures
  • Maintain and sharpen tools

Personal Attributes

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to work with your hands
  • Good sense of balance and ability to work at heights
  • Good at mathematics
  • Good health and eyesight
  • Able to work as part of a team.

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