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Certificate I in Construction - TAFE at School

Pre-apprenticeship Description

Get started in your construction career with this entry-level course. This qualification will show employers you are ready for the next step. It will set you up with the foundation skills and knowledge to gain an apprenticeship in any construction trade. Employers will be seeking an increased number of qualified workers and apprentices as construction enters a growth period over the next few years. Skills shortages are expected in specialised areas of construction, such as bricklaying and painting, where job prospects are high. This course covers essential work health and safety requirements, and teaches you basic skills in the use of construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans, making measurements and calculations and communicating in the workplace. This hands-on qualification is built around a basic construction project that integrates these skills just like in the workplace. Our trade-qualified teachers are industry professionals who will show you what it's like to work in the construction industry and help you apply your skills. Successful completion of this course gives you the skills you need to confidently seek an apprenticeship in a wide range of construction occupations such as bricklaying, carpentry painting and decorating, and wall and floor tiling. You may also look for employment as a trades assistant.

Eligibility Requirements

Students should contact their School Careers Officer. To enrol, students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course. Students must be in Year 10, 11 or 12. Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Contact Information

Pre-apprenticeship Contact Name

Customer Service Centre


(07) 5581 8300


Pre-apprenticeship address

Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Pre-apprenticeship Start Date

31 January 2018

Hours Per Week

7 hours


36 weeks


Fee free for eligible secondary school students

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This information is provided as a guide only, not for decision making. This list may not include all courses available in a region. Information is supplied by course providers not the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service. All course details, including participant eligibility requirements, must be verified with the provider.