CPCCWHS1001 (WA) Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Award issued - CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to work safely in the construction industry.

Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment and will be issuing the statement of attainment for this unit even if the training is provided by an authorised third party.

Choosing a training or education provider

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enroll in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.  It is available by clicking here.

Are there physical requirements for this course?

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of donning and removing PPE correctly.

There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

Resources that will be available for this course  

Construction induction manual

Examples of workplace forms, plans and instructions

Examples of signage used on construction sites

PPE – Eye protection, Hearing protection, Hard hat, High visibility retro reflective vest


Student cohort (types of students)

Allens Training Pty Ltd is required to determine the amount of training they provide to each student, with regard to the existing skills, knowledge and experience of the student. This is achieved by identifying the cohort category or the student undertaking the proposed training and also the mode/s of delivery being provided. Skill levels will vary in relation to the type of student or ‘cohort’. 

Allens Training Pty Ltd have identified the cohorts as students new to the training or returning to the industry.

Initial training and modes of delivery

Initial training is intended for students who have no prior training or experience. For example job seekers, school leavers, those wanting a change in career etc. 

Where the student cohort consists of new entrants or inexperienced workers, we ensure that we give them the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge and to develop skills over time in the different contexts they would experience in the workplace.

This may require a longer time-frame than for those students with significant training/industry experience.


Course times


Evidence of identity (EOI) – For Western Australia (WA)

It is a requirement that students provide three (3) documents for evidence of identity. The EOI checklist must be completed (enrolment form). Documents must be provided to the trainer before the student can commence the course.  The EOI documents must be made up of 1 or 2 from Category A (one which must have a photograph, full name and date of birth) and 1 or 2 from category B, making up a total of 3 documents.


Must be current:

-        Australian Birth Certificate - full (not an Extract or a Commemorative Certificate)

-        Bicentennial Birth Certificate (born in 1988)

-        Australian Citizenship Certificate/Naturalisation Certificate

-        Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)

         -        Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status

         -        Visa Evidence Card (with PLO56 Visa)

-        State or Federal police officer photo identity card.

-        High Risk Work licence (photographic)

Must be current or expired less than two years:

-        Australian Passport (including Australian Document of Identity)

-        Foreign Passport

-        Australian photo driver licence

-        Australian issued education institution student identity document (must include photo)

-        Australian issued Photo Identification Card (this has replaced the 18+ card)

-        State Accreditation/Authorisation (laminated)

        -       Driver/rider trainer; pilot/escort vehicle driver; dangerous goods driver; tow truck driver/assistant certificate

        -       Bus; taxi; limousine driver

Valid up to five years after issue:

-        DIBP - ImmiCard; Temporary or Resident Visa; Document for travel to Australia. Note: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is not accepted

Issued after 01/01/1992

-       State Card 18+ (laminated)



Must be current Australian issued documents

-        Australian Defence Force photo identity card (excluding civilians)

-        Australian Firearm Licence (with photo)

-        Australian Security Guard/Crowd Controller Licence (with photo)

-        Department of Veterans’ Affairs/Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (including Healthcare card)

-        Education institution student identity document (without photo)

-       Financial institution debit/credit card (must include signature and embossed/printed name)

-        Medicare card (Green, Blue or Yellow)


What does competency-based training actually mean? 

A competency-based training environment is centered on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.

Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning

The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all of the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level. The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.

Recognition or any prior learning or previous courses 

Upon enrolment, you are given the opportunity to upload your previous certificate and based on that evidence, the course can be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as using PPE.

We need to identify any support you require to complete this course 

Upon enrolment, we will give you an opportunity to provide information on your language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete this course. There is also the opportunity to provide details and communicate any special needs or support requirements you may have.  Assistance can be sought from our student support officer at Allens Training Pty Ltd by phoning 1300 559 064.

We provide equitable access to all required educational and support services, so that no student is disadvantaged to be able to enrol into this course regardless of their mode of study or location. Students can organise to meet with their trainer on a one-to-one basis for additional support, plus email and phone contact.

It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete correctly fitting PPE.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)      

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au If a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.


Course fees

This course may be delivered by way of partnership arrangements with your local trainer. The course fee will be paid direct to the trainer (the partner organisation). This course is usually arranged by the employer of a workgroup and the employer can be invoiced for the training. If the employer does not arrange the training, or the employer does not agree to fund the training, training fees must be paid by the individual student direct to the trainer.

All partners of Allens Training Pty Ltd will be required to meet minimum resource and facility requirements and course fees are available at the time of enrolment. Course fees will be communicated to you prior to enrolment.

Funding and work placement arrangements       

There are no funding or work placements associated with this course.

Foundation skills required

Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.

Learning – to learn to work safely in the construction industry

Reading – in order to read and understand signs, workplace forms, and instructions and to make accurate reports.

Writing – in order to record details and to make reports using handwritten skills and computer skills

Oral communication – to employ reporting, communication and information-gathering techniques

Numeracy – to calculate risk rank for risk assessment

Other foundation skills essential to performance for this course.

Reasonable adjustment explained

Reasonable adjustment refers to flexibility in assessment approaches to account for individual learning needs, while still adhering to the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course. Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made in terms of the way in which evidence of performance is gathered, the evidence criteria for making competent/not yet competent decisions should not be altered in any way.

If a student meets essential entry requirements, the RTO must endeavour to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ necessary for them to complete their course work or demonstrate competency. This may include adjusting the physical environment, student learning materials or the manner that a theory test is completed. In most situations, a student with a disability will be able to tell the RTO what he or she needs to be able to study. If necessary, the RTO should also seek advice from disability areas within government departments or organisations that represent or provide services to people with a disability.

Adjustments may include:

Modifying educational premises. For example, making ramps, modifying toilets and ensuring that classes are in rooms accessible to the person with a disability.

Modifying or providing equipment. For example, lowering lab benches, enlarging computer screens, providing specific computer software or an audio loop system.

Changing assessment procedures. For example, allowing for alternative examination methods such as oral exams, or allowing additional time for someone else to write an exam for a person with a disability.

Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats or providing a sign language interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired.

Please note that in some Training Packages, first aid and CPR training for example, there are mandatory skills that cannot be modified as a reasonable adjustment. The student is required to complete 2 minutes of adult CPR on a manikin on the floor. There is no room for reasonable adjustment as it is stated as what is required in the Training Package.



22 Multiple choice and short answer questions

40 Multiple choice questions


Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be observed and assessed demonstrating:

Identifying health and safety legislative requirements

Identifying health and safety communication and reporting processes

Selecting, and correctly fitting PPE:

1.    Eye protection

2.    Hearing protection

3.    Hard hat

4.    High visibility retro reflective vest

Identifying, reporting and reducing risks for hazards

Explaining the basic procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies

Explaining the types and purposes of fire safety equipment

Understanding of safety signs and symbols

Explaining the purpose of a JSA, SWMS and SDS

Explaining the roles of designated personnel


Student written agreement

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Course requirements          

There are no prerequisite, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.

We engage with industry experts  

As part of ongoing improvement activities and industry consultations, Allens Training Pty Ltd consult with industry experts to ensure best practice occurs in resources and realistic assessment tools.

Training considerations from the trainer and assessor

The RTO’s training and assessment strategies and practices, including the amount of training they provide, are consistent with the requirements of training packages courses and enable each student to meet the requirements for each unit of competency or module in which they are enrolled.

RTO responsibilities

The RTO is required to:

a) Have qualified trainers and assessors to deliver the training and assessment.

b) Educational and support services to meet the needs of the student cohort/s undertaking the training and assessment.

c) Learning resources to enable students to meet the requirements for each unit of competency.

d) Facilities, whether physical or virtual, and equipment to accommodate and support the number of students undertaking the training and assessment.

Monitoring and improvement         

Continuous improvement will occur through ongoing industry consultation, feedback from students, and feedback from clients. Feedback for this training program is collected through:

- Employer questionnaire managed by the Allens Training Pty Ltd head office.

- Every student is given the opportunity for post course survey and these survey results are available for both the trainer and RTO to view.

- Feedback is collected, analysed and actioned. Identified actions are documented.

Responsible parties and contact details

Compliance manager – compliance@allenstraining.com.au

Related Course Documentation

What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

What should I look for when choosing a training provider?

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here.

A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Practical Skills:

·          identify and orally report two construction hazards

·          orally explain how risk could be reduced or removed in relation to those two hazards

·          select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to control the risk

·          orally explain basic procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including types and purpose of the following fire safety equipment:

·          fire blankets

·          fire extinguishers, including water, carbon dioxide, powder and foam

·          hose reels and mains

·          identify and orally explain the meaning of required safety signs and symbols

·          orally explain the purpose of job safety analyses (JSAs), safe work method statements (SWMS) and safety data sheets (SDS)

·          orally explain the roles of the following designated health and safety personnel:

·          first aid officers

·          work health and safety representatives

·          work health and safety committee members

·          supervisors.


Demonstrate correctly fitting to themselves the PPE listed below:

·          eye protection

·          hearing protection

·          hard hat

·          high visibility retro reflective vest.


Knowledge Skills:

·          basic duty of care, and the roles, rights and responsibilities of business owners and workers in relation to working safely while undertaking construction work

·          basic meaning of the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’

·          basic principles of risk management, including the following five steps in order:

·          identify hazard

·          assess risk

·          consult and report

·          control hazard

·          review

·          basic procedures for accessing first aid

·          construction hazards, including those relating to:

·          asbestos

·          confined spaces

·          electrical: power lines, cords and equipment

·          excavations and trenches, including underground services

·          dust

·          falling objects

·          hazardous substances and dangerous goods

·          hot and cold work environments

·          manual handling

·          noise

·          plant and equipment operation

·          traffic and mobile plant

·          unplanned collapse

·          ultraviolet radiation

·          working at heights, including scaffolding

·          construction work that requires a high risk work licence

·          types, purpose and use of PPE used in construction, as specified in the performance evidence, and including safety footwear, harnesses and respiratory protection, and ultraviolet (UV) protective clothing and sunscreen

·          construction emergencies, including:

·          chemical spill

·          fire

·          injury to personnel

·          structural collapse

·          toxic or flammable vapour emission

·          vehicle or mobile plant accident

·          construction incidents, including:

·          incidents resulting in personal injury or damage to property

·          near misses or dangerous occurrences that do not cause injury but may pose an immediate and significant risk to persons or property, and need to be reported so that action can be taken to prevent recurrence

·          safe work practices that should be followed in construction work, including:

·          accessing and using site amenities for drinking water, hand washing and toilets

·          following safety procedures when performing work tasks and using equipment

·          identifying and reporting hazards, incidents and injuries in the workplace

·          keeping the work area clean, tidy and free from debris

·          not using or being affected by drugs and/or alcohol while at work

·          preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace

·          selecting and using required PPE

·          smoking only in designated areas

·          storing and removing waste and debris in designated areas

·          meanings and symbols associated with construction safety signs, symbols and tags, including:

·          emergency information signs: exits, emergency equipment and first aid

·          fire signs: location of fire alarms and firefighting equipment

·          hazard signs and symbols: danger and warning

·          regulatory signs and symbols: prohibition, mandatory and limitation or restriction

·          safety and lockout tags: danger and out-of-service tags.

CPCCWHS001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Tasks

Overall assessment duration: 6 hours

CPCCWHS001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry - Where can I access a copy of the Training Package?

You can access a copy of the Training Package here.

What are the LLN Requirements for this course?

 Please review this video to understand the LLN requirements to completing this course