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Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry Course


Course Objectives

This unit of competency (UOC) 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:

  • Work Health and Safety Act 2020, Western Australia

The target audience for this UoC will be those either undertaking training to enter the security industry or those currently employed within the security industry which are required to undertake security functions on construction sites, either locally or on remote mining, oil and gas sites.



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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and understand roles, responsibilities and rights of duty holders
  • Understand OHS communication and reporting processes
  • Apply the principles of risk management
  • Identify common hazards and control measures
  • Interpret and apply safety information and documentation
  • Use safe work practices
  • Respond to OHS incident
  • A person carrying out construction work, including site managers, supervisors, surveyors, labourers and trades persons
  • People who access operational construction zones unaccompanied or not directly supervised by an inducted person

Designed For

The target audience for this UoC will be those either undertaking training to enter the security industry or those currently employed within the security industry which are required to undertake security functions on construction sites, either locally or on remote mining, oil and gas sites.

Workers, whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

Anyone who doesn’t have a Construction Induction card found working on a construction site faces significant penalties imposed by SafeWork WA, the Government body responsible for administering and overseeing work health and safety; licensing and registration in WA.

Prerequisites Stipulated By The RTO

  • Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy required at this level. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training
  • Participants may choose to undertake an LLN assessment with one of our qualified assessors prior to committing to their enrolment in this qualification
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills are also required for entry into this qualification.
  • 100 points of identification

USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.


Course Structure

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Course Outline

1 unit of competency must be completed

  • CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

*The learner will also be issued with a construction white card by Worksafe WA


How Is The Course Delivered?

Delivery will be conducted over one eight hour day. The program may allow for some flexibility with time and include suggested work activities which can be conducted on-site, or in a simulated work situation if needed; this will be done in consultation with stakeholders prior to commencement.


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete an assessment project, complete course readings and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Assessment due date – as agreed with the learner and outlined within the training and assessment plan.


Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to persons who have prior experience in the construction industry, have held a construction card from issued previously or from another Australian State

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Security officer working within the construction industry
  • Anyone currently employed, or seeking employment within the Australian construction industry


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Course Fees

Fee for service – $120 ($120 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $120 ($120 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $120 each

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Cancellation policy

We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

Course Cost: $120

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