Make your mark with the practical knowledge you need to start your career in the building industry. This course gives you valuable skills to build your confidence and the opportunity to upskill for future learning.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Read simple plans to set out work
Carry out measurements and calculations
Prepare and use appropriate materials and industry tools
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in constructing small woodwork items such as bench hooks and small foot stools
The ability to undertake a basic construction project such as a dog kennel or cubby house
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career
Gain the skills and knowledge to enter the construction and building industry
Know-how to work on a construction site safely and productively
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card). You will need this before you can enter a construction site.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A positive approach to learning and acquiring new skills
A good attitude to early onsite meetings
Satisfaction in the challenges of physical work
Confidence working under supervision and enthusiasm to work in a team
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Labourer and Construction industry apprenticeship
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate I in Construction does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate I in Construction does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate I in Construction qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 8 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.