Course Details

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry




This course specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The course requires the candidate 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 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 course 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.



Upon successful completion of all assessments, students will receive:

Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)
  • CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Induction Card
  • Construction Industry Card


Participants may wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the construction industry by enrolling into other High Risk Work courses.



The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Overview of roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders are according to jurisdictional health and safety legislative requirements
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Identify construction hazards and risk control measures
  • Health and safety communication and reporting processes
  • Incident and emergency response procedures

Entry Requirements

Including Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N):

Participants will undergo an LL&N assessment at the commencement of the course.  This course requires participants to have LL&N levels to be able to:
  • Numeracy skills to locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signs
  • Read and follow simple pictorial safety instructions
  • Read and follow simple safety instructions that are written in English
  • Communication skills to ask questions to clarify instructions
  • Listen to instructions to identify key safety information
  • Communication skills to tell another person about a construction problem or hazard

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used within this course:

  • Theory assessment
  • Practical assessment

Delivery Method

  • This course is facilitated via a face to face workshop
  • Cost: $150



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