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Build a career in the construction industry from basics.

Giving you introductory skills, you will learn how to read and interpret plans and specifications, use construction tools and equipment and undertake a basic construction project. A General Safety Induction (White Card) also forms part of this course and once successfully completed, you will be issued with a White Card – a mandatory industry requirement to enter and work on a construction site. Course details

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Cairns, Mt Isa, Townsville Trade Training Centre

Key dates and info


Full time: 8 weeks / 3 days per week, 9 weeks / 3 days, Express your interest today / 5 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,760
  • Subsidised $930
  • Concession $620

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Key dates

Cairns Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
Mt Isa Full time / 3 days Classroom
Townsville Trade Training Centre Full time / 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Students are required to be at least 16 years of age. Year 10 or equivalent is desirable. Students will be required to wear long trousers or jeans, collared shirt with sleeves and enclosed shoes.

A literacy and numeracy assessment will be conducted to identify any areas a student may require learning support.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Students are required to have their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work stationary. This will include:

  • Approved safety glasses
  • Steel capped work footwear
  • Appropriate work clothing (no singlets)
  • Pens, pencils and notebook.


Cairns campus: Eight weeks full time, three days per week, Monday to Wednesday, 8.00am - 4.00pm and includes one week of work experience

Mount Isa campus: Ten weeks, three days per week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.30am - 3.30pm.

Bohle campus: Ten weeks full time, five days per week, 8.00am - 4.00pm ( six weeks on campus, four weeks structured work placement).


Students are required to successfully complete 11 units; 8 core and 3 elective units

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment Core
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Elective
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Elective
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials Elective
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Elective Cairns / Townsville


Not all electives available at all campuses

Subsidised training places are available for eligible students under Certificate 3 Guarantee for this pre-apprenticeship program.



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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

Job prospects

  • Labourers
  • Construction Trades Workers

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 11 April 2018

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