CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
About this course
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
• 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
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
Students will finish with a Government White Card. Photographic ID will need to be provided.
No Pre-Requisite is required for this unit.