Ready 4 Construction

#Ready 4 Construction

1 day a week

Duration in the school calendar year

Face to face & online

Mode

11

Units / subjects

4

Locations available

#Summary

Do you have a passion to learn about construction? If you’re keen to discover the basics of building and construction and start your career in this diverse and rewarding industry, this course could be perfect for you.

Our Ready 4 Construction (R4C) program gives you direct exposure to lots of construction trades and professions, and the latest industry knowledge. Our structured workplace learning (SWL) is specially designed to give you the chance to see different career options in action. You’ll get to observe workers on the job in their day-to-day work so you can get a real taste of what’s involved.

There are 11 units — eight core and three elective — which are grouped together as practical tasks that you would typically perform on a construction site.

Ready 4 Construction is done as part of your school studies, during school hours. You do one day a week during term for the whole year, which includes, online, face-to-face, and SWL components.

#Course Partner

The Ready 4 Construction program is funded by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training under Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS).

#Why Hutchies Training

Australia's largest privately-owned builder

State-of-the-art online learning management system

Hands-on training on live job sites

Supportive, family environment

Flexible delivery options

Industry leading, award winning training

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#The Nitty Gritty

#Who it suits

Ready 4 Construction is perfect for school students who are keen to start a career in construction. Ideally, you will be in year 12.

To be eligible, you must be a Queensland resident and NOT previously completed a CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction or accessed VETiS funding.

#Delivery

This course gives you a hands-on learning experience on a live construction site.

Together with structured workplace learning, Hutchies Training provides career education in face-to-face and online formats. Our easy to use online learning management system delivers the information you need to take your construction career further.

#Assessments

You will be assessed on seven essential tasks and a structured workplace learning component.

The tasks are:

  1. Safety on a Construction Site
  2. Stuff I need to know
  3. Setting out a site
  4. Saw stool
  5. Construction project
  6. Environment
  7. Structured workplace learning

Assessment is performed by trainers with skills and experience relevant to the task being evaluated. Our assessment processes meet the National Assessment Principles and we provide equipment, facilities, and training materials to create a learning environment that help our students succeed.

#Course Materials

We provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to work on a construction site. All course materials and related information is provided through the learning management system.

  • Study and Task Guide
  • Learning Resources
  • Training Record Book

#Requirements

To enrol for a Hutchies Training Pre-employment Course, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at a Queensland High School
  • A Queensland resident
  • Not completed a VETiS qualification previously  

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#Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

​Our website is just the first step of your training journey. You’ve probably got some questions — lots of people do.

Check out the list of things that other people ask us, with helpful answers. If you still have questions, get in touch — we’d love to hear from you.

General FAQs

What is Ready 4 Construction?

Ready 4 Construction gives you the basic skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in the construction industry. The course is ideal for applicants still at school (preferably in Year 12) who have an interest in the construction industry.

How long is the course?

Students are on campus for one day a week for the school year.

How much does it cost?

This course is funded by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training under Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS).

How do I enrol?

Click on the Start Now button at the top and bottom of the page, select the course and location and follow the instructions.

Am I guaranteed a job or apprenticeship?

You are not guaranteed a job or apprenticeship, however you are trained in resume writing, job applications and interview techniques that may assist you in a career path in construction.

How do I get more information before applying?

If you've already explored this website and still have questions, please feel free to get in contact with us — we’d love to hear from you.

#Outcomes

Graduates of this course often^ find jobs as:

36.8%

Tradies

24.6%

Labourers

9.4%

Professionals

The average^ salary of graduates in their first full time job after finishing this course is $51,200

Data based on averages provided by the Federal Department of Education and Training

MySkills

The average^ salary of graduates in their first full time job after finishing this course is $51,200

Data based on averages provided by the Federal Department of Education and Training

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#Subjects

Ready 4 Construction is made up of 11 subjects which are broken into 8 compulsory units and 3 electives.

Our delivery focusses on grouping units together into grouped into several key tasks that you would perform on a live construction site. Our trainers select the most appropriate electives for the specific operating environment.

CPCCCM1012A / Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

CPCCCM1013A / Plan and organise work

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work.

CPCCCM1014A / Conduct workplace communication

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

CPCCCM2001A / Read and interpret plans and specifications

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

CPCCCM2005B / Use construction tools and equipment

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use construction tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, and plant and equipment.

CPCWHS1001 / Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

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.

CPCCVE1011A / Undertake a basic construction project

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake a basic construction project to provide elementary skills applicable to the construction industry. It includes completion of a project using basic tools, equipment and materials.

CPCCOHS2001A / Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. 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.

CPCCCM2004A / Handle construction materials

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely manually handle, store and apply environmental management principles associated with construction materials and components. It includes preparing material for mechanical handling.

CPCCCM1015A / Carry out measurements and calculations

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

CPCCCM2006B / Apply basic levelling procedures

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment.

#Fees & Payments

This course is fully funded by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

#Locations

This course can be completed at the following Hutchies Training locations.

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