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The CPC10120 new Certificate I in Construction has been designed specifically designed for real world learning online

There is a shortage of skilled workers in the Australian construction sector (The Australian 2021). There has also been growth in the construction sector with recent Bureau of Statistics (2021) Construction Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization growing by 6.0% ($3.0b) during the 2019-2020 financial year.

CPC10120, Certificate I in Construction, means your students will graduate with in-demand skills, in an area where construction employers are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill vacancies.

This article highlights information about how Ammonite developed the CPC10120, Certificate I in Construction, to align with real world learning on the building site, shows an example of some of our amazing multimedia content created for the course and the units we have on scope.

Real world learning developed by industry experts to align with what you are doing on construction site

Three construction workers working on a building site, text reads Real world learning developed by industry experts with the Ammonite logo on the right hand side of the text

Ammonite specialises in developing courses for online, allowing you to use your smartphone on the job and aligning the assessments with your workplace.

I am a builder by trade, worked in the classroom as a TAFE teacher and have developed more effective ways of learning using multimedia and 3D modelling. I started Ammonite and worked with my co-founders to develop a system to allow students in the VET industry to more effectively learn on the job.

In the CPC10120, Certificate I in Construction, our highly skilled course developers have aligned with the pedagogies of work related learning and assessment driven learning developing short videos and assessment grounded around what students are doing on the construction site.

Here is an example of one of the Basic Construction Project animations (5:26) put together by Ammonite's world class Multimedia designer, Ben Bradford, going through how to assemble a modular deck:

Skills shortage and growth in the construction industry means construction employers are actively seeking new staff

CPC10120, Certificate I in Construction, means your students will graduate with in-demand skills, in an area where construction employers are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill vacancies.

Units on Scope

Storage container on building site with a number of different hard hats, text reads Cert I Construction Units on Scope

CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The units of competency cover essential work health and safety requirements, the industrial and work organisation structure, communication skills, work planning, and basic use of tools and materials. The qualification is built around a basic construction project unit that integrates the skills and embeds the facets of employability skills in context.

Core units

  • CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipment
  • CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCVE1011A - Undertake a basic construction project

Elective units on scope

  • CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2004A - Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM2006B - Apply basic levelling procedures

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Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2021). Australian Industry: Presents estimates derived using a combination of data from the Economic Activity Survey and business tax data sourced from the Australian Tax Office. https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/industry/industry-overview/australian-industry/latest-release

The Australian. (2021, July 16). Jobs strong but more skills needed. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/editorials/jobs-strong-but-more-skills-needed/news-story/ab5649d3f4f3bc4914ea561418b85020