Accredited courses from leading Australian universities, TAFEs and colleges

Certificate I in Construction

  • Qualification:

    Certificate I

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Maximum 12 months

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    TAFE NSW North Coast (RTO 90010)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Casual Labourer | Handyman | Construction Apprentice | View all

Want more course info?

Grey pdf icon

And get a free course guide

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate I in Construction, offered by Open Colleges, is the ideal course for anyone wishing to gain the knowledge, skills and qualification to enter the construction industry.

Throughout this online course, you'll learn how to use basic construction tools and materials; essential WHS requirements, and how to apply them to your job on a day-to-day basis; effective ways of communicating in the construction world; and the best ways to plan your work.

This course has been built around a simulated construction project, allowing students to apply their learning to typical construction scenarios that you will face on real-world job sites. You will also be assessed on practical tasks undertaken in a workplace (a construction site or a friend or relative's workshop).


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian; AND
  • Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level. If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
    • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; OR
    • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication; AND
  • If you decide to complete the practical tasks of this course on a construction site, you will be required to have a white card.

Areas of study

In this building & construction course, the subjects you may study include:

  • CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM1011A - Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCCM2004A - Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise work
  • CPCCVE1011A - Undertake a basic construction project
  • CPCCPD2013A - Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communication
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate I in Construction from Open Colleges.

Graduates can use their qualification to apply for a NSW non-structural repair work license in order to develop a handyman business or seek work as a casual labourer. Graduates may also seek an apprenticeship or pursue further study in a Certificate II pre-vocational program.

Curious about where a career in building & construction could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $57.00 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $1721.60 upfront payment

Ready to Get Started?

Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

Your details will only be shared with the provider listed above.
View our privacy policy

WAIT! Are you sure this isn't the right course for you?

Thank you email icon


we'll be in touch