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Statement of Attainment Entry into Working Safely in Construction

Overview

There are limited places to study this course for free under the JobTrainer initiative. To find out if you're eligible click here.

This course is only available under the JobTrainer initiative. Eligibility requirements apply.
This course is for those seeking to enter the construction industry.

You will learn the Work Health and Safely skills required to work across a range of roles in the construction industry including obtaining your White Card.

You will receive training allowing you too safely:
- Work at heights
- Enter and work in confined spaces
- Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres: and
- Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

You will also gain the skills to be able to identify a range of asbestos containing products and materials, and knowledge of how to report the- presence of asbestos material to the relevant person or Authority.

As part of this course, you will also receive training in First Aid.

The course will be focussed on practical application in the CIT Simulated workshops and includes industry trade tasters in tiling, plastering, glazing and carpentry and the opportunity to meet industry professionals.

Qualification:

Statement of Attainment - Entry into Working Safely in Construction

Course No:

SA-TS86

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

4 weeks approx. 5 days per week including in class and practical workshops sessions along with some online activities.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

TBC
JobTrainer - Free

Likely Job Outcome:

This program introduces you to the construction industry. Completion of the safety subjects in this program can contribute towards a qualification if you continue with further study.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a competency card.
Once you have completed the Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit (CPCCWHS1001) you will be eligible to apply for a White Card through Access Canberra.

Application Type:

Job Trainer; Register Your Interest
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Additional Information

Students will need to provide their own steel capped boots. If working outside they will require hats and sunscreen.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

This course is only available under the JobTrainer initiative.

As a minimum a student must, for the duration of the enrolment, be:

  1. an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months, or
  2. a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible, and
  3. living or working in the ACT, and is:
    1. a person aged 17 to 24 years of age, regardless of employment status, who is not enrolled in or attending a school or college, or another program leading to the completion of year 12; or
    2. a year 12 student aged between 17 to 24 who has fulfilled the requirements of the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate, including all assessments; or
    3. a job seeker who is:
      1. out of work, and/orin receipt of income support payments; or
      2. in receipt of income support payments; or
    4. a person who is enrolling in:
      1. an aged care, childcare or disability qualification, regardless of age or employment status; or
      2. a digital skills qualification, regardless of age or employment status.
    Please note:
    - Students cannot be enrolled into a course they have completed in the past 7 years.
    - Students cannot be enrolled into more than 1 JobTrainer course at a time.

    To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

    Literacy Skills Information

    We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Foundation Skills.

    Transition Information

    Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

    Subject Cancellations/Changes

    To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


    Subject Information

    Complete 9 subjects

    Complete all 9

    • ASBIRA001   Identify and report asbestos containing materials
      • CIT Code: BLDG242
        Description: This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required for workers who may come into contact with asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM). It describes the outcomes required to anticipate, and be prepared for the presence ACMs and to follow the correct safety guidelines for reporting and communicating the existence of ACMs in a building or work-site. This unit meets requirements under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011. This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for a range of qualified and unqualified personnel who may come into contact with asbestos containing materials so that the health and safety hazards associated with disturbing these materials are prevented and reported. 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.
        Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCCM3001   Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
      • CIT Code: CNST787
        Description: This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate specific types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) safely and effectively in different locations, including on uneven terrain. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts with a boom length under 11 metres. The unit supports construction workers in the safe and effective operation of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical EWPs. The unit does not cover truck-mounted EWPs, powered telescoping devices, hinged devices or articulated devices, or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work and which has a boom length of 11 metres or more. It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.
        Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCCM2008   Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
      • CIT Code: CNST839
        Description: This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications. This unit is restricted to modular scaffolding to a height of 4 metres and includes: - placement of safety barriers - the application of knowledge to handle, erect and dismantle a range of restricted height scaffolding systems. It applies to workers who work in a range of industries. It involves working in a team environment.
        Prerequisites: CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    • CPCCCM2012   Work safely at heights
      • CIT Code: CNST847
        Description: This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another. This unit of competency does not cover the erection of scaffold or work platforms, but it does include identifying and reporting common faults with scaffold or work platform systems.Work at heights is undertaken in a range of construction work, including new construction, renovation, refurbishment and maintenance. This unit also applies to workers in other industries who need to control the two separate risks associated with people and objects falling from heights.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency in some states and territories. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.
        Prerequisites: CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    • HLTAID011   Provide first aid
      • CIT Code: HESC586
        Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
        Prerequisites: Nil
    • HLTAID010   Provide basic emergency life support
      • CIT Code: HESC587
        Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities
        Prerequisites: Nil
    • HLTAID009   Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
      • CIT Code: HESC588
        Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
        Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCWHS2001   Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
      • CIT Code: CNST843
        Description: This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. The unit covers fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity. It applies to workers in the construction industry. This unit also relates directly to the general construction induction training requirements of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and relevant occupational health and safety regulations for Victoria and for Western Australia. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers these induction training requirements.
        Prerequisites: Nil
    • CPCCWHS1001   Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
      • CIT Code: WPHS117
        Description: 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. This unit 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.
        Prerequisites: Nil

    Related Courses

    Statement Attainment Licence to Operate a Personnel and Materials Hoist CPCCLHS3001
    Statement Attainment Licence to Perform Dogging CPCCLDG3001
    Statement Attainment Licence to Erect, Alter, and Dismantle Scaffolding CPCCLSF2001, CPCCLSF3001, CPCCLSF4001
    Statement Attainment GWO BST Rescue and Emergency Training
    Statement Attainment training Rigging for a Licence
    Non-Accredited Training Verification of Currency VOC in High Risk Work - Scaffolding
    Non-Accredited Training Verification of Currency (VOC) in High Risk Work - Rigging
    Non-Accredited Training Verification of Currency (VOC) in High Risk Work - Dogging

    More Information

    For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au