Course Overview

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.


Excel College Australia

RTO Code: 45200

Entry Requirements

Excel College Australia has the following entry requirements:

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate III level course in an Australian RTO; or

Successful completion of an English Placement Test

Course Duration

This course is offered via classroom based training. The total time commitment is 1 day (8 hours) of classroom training and assessment.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles.  Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

This qualification is offered on the following days and times:

Saturday 9 am to 5.30 pm

Delivery Mode & Locations

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of workplace based environment.

The course is delivered at:

Levels 1B/C and 3C, 40 Raymond Street Bankstown NSW 2200

Course Credit

You may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.excelcollegeaustralia.edu.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below

Career Outcomes

The unit CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is included in many qualifications within Training Packages.  Therefore, a statement of attainment for this units can be used as credit for a range of qualifications.

Enrolment & Orientation

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, an Offer Letter and Student Agreement will be sent to you. You should carefully review the document as it will provide all necessary information about your course of study, as well as terms and conditions.  Once we receive your signed Offer Letter and Student Agreement we will issue an invoice with your first instalment showing and once this has been paid, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued to you.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress and attendance requirements.

This course brochure should be read in conjunction with Excel College Australia Student Handbook. This can be found online at www.excelcollegeaustralia.edu.au

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.

Referral to external support services.

Training Arrangement

Students are required to attend a class of 1 day (8 hours). Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Student agreement.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Questioning (written)
  • Role plays

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Fees

The total costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $50 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

Course fees: Total cost is AUD$50

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found at www.excelcollegeaustralia.edu.au