Course Description

If you are wanting to enter the construction industry then the Certificate I is a great introduction to the trade. It is also perfect for people  who want to get the qualification, knowledge and skills to break out and start a repair / handyman business.

During your studies you will learn:

  • How to use basic construction tools and materials.
  • All the essential Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements, and how to apply them to your job on a day-to-day basis.
  • How to effectively communicate in the construction world.
  • The best ways to plan your work.

Once completed, you can use your Certificate I in Construction to apply for a NSW non-structural repair work license.

The Certificate I has been built around a simulated construction project. What this means is that you can practice and apply what you are learning to the simulated project.

The simulated project will also expose you to typical construction scenarios that you will face on real-world job sites, and all your assessments are constructed around real world examples.

You will be granted access to Trade Hub as part of your studies. Trade Hub is a literacy and numeracy support tool, which explains key concepts that you will need to understand to work in construction (area, volume, percentages, fractions, ratios, instructions, manuals and safety documents).

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region.

Potential career outcomes

  • Apply for an apprenticeship
  • Develop a handyman business
  • Enrol into a Certificate II pre-vocational program
  • Gain work as a casual labourer