CPCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Course Overview

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, 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.

Jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements must include at least one of the following state and territory Acts or their equivalent:

  • Australian Capital Territory: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • New South Wales: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • Northern Territory: Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011
  • Queensland: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • South Australia: Work Health and Safety Act 2012
  • Tasmania: Work Health and Safety Act 2012
  • Victoria: Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Western Australia: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984

For General construction induction information:
https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/work-health-and-safety-licences and

Copy of Work Health and Safety Act 2011

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Course Fee


Total number of units: 1

1 Core Units 0 Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Name
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Duration : 1 Day
  • Total Fees : $100
  • Mode of Delivery :
    Face to Face
  • Campus :
    QLD: Salisbury

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