CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Registered Training Organisation

RTO 0860

Unit/s of Competency

CPCCWHS1001  Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.

This unit meets the general construction induction training requirements of:

  • Part 1.1 Definitions and Part 6.5 of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations;
  • Division 11 of Part 3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 for Western Australia; and
  • Division 3 of Part 5.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 for Victoria.

It is expected that site-specific induction training will be conducted prior to conducting construction work.

Licensing/Legislative Requirements

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit. Relevant work health and safety state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm jurisdictional requirements.


This training is delivered from 8.00am to 4.00pm with 30 minutes for lunch.

Pre-requisites and Entry Requirements

There are no Pre-Requisites or Entry Requirements for this course.

ISAustralia Job Central requires that participants must attend with, as a minimum, the following Personal Protective Equipment including Hi-Vis Clothing, Safety Boots, Safety Glasses and Sunscreen Protection as well as possessing basic literacy and numeracy skills (assessed at the Pre-enrolment Interview).

Failure to comply with the above will result in the participant being unable to participate.

Prior to Enrolment and Support Services

Prior to enrolment, in addition to providing the participant with information regarding suitable course/s, course content, mode/s of delivery and assessment, pre-requisites and entry requirements, course fees, payment terms and conditions, subsidy/funding support eligibility, duration, venue and commencement date, ISAustralia Job Central conducts an interview to determine if tailored support is required by the participant, including the provision of specialist in-house services to those participants with specific needs.

Participants are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI). To register or for more information visit https://www.usi.gov.au.

Participants are required to read and familiarise themselves with ISAustralia Job Central’s Participant Handbook and Participant Code of Conduct.

Delivery and Assessment

The delivery mode is face to face.

The ISAustralia Job Central Participant Handbook provides participants with clear, concise and comprehensive information about assessment.

The assessment for this unit includes a theory test and a practical observation.

Course Award

The participant will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of this course.

Providing all agreed fees have been paid, ISAustralia Job Central will issue Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certification documentation within thirty (30) calendar days of the participant being assessed as meeting the requirements of the training product in which the participant is enrolled.

Venue and Commencement Dates

Courses commence at regular intervals and ISAustralia Job Central will discuss the most appropriate location/venue and commencement date with each participant prior to enrolment.

Fees, Payment Terms and Conditions

ISAustralia Job Central will provide the participant prior to enrolment with a Quotation detailing course fees, administration fees, material fees, any other charges and payment options.

ISAustralia Job Central accepts cash, all major credit cards and bank transfers.

ISAustralia Job Central accepts payment of up to $1,500.00 prior to the commencement of the course.

The balance owing can be paid throughout the duration of the course, with each payment being to a maximum of $1,500.00.

The balance owing must be paid before a Testamur or Statement of Attainment will be issued.

Commercial terms are offered for Industry or corporate bookings on approval of account.

Information on reprinting and reissuing can be found in the ISAustralia Job Central Participant Handbook.

More information on payments, cancellations, deferrals and refunds can be found in the ISAustralia Job Central Participant Handbook or discussed with ISAustralia Job Central