Learning Resources & Theory Assessment

CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

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.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This assessment is the theory component (only) of the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry  unit of competency.

Depending on your existing skills and knowledge, this unit may take up to a day to deliver in a face-to-face classroom environment. It can take between 45 minutes and 3 hours to complete the theory assessment depending on your skills and knowledge of the subject matter.

The purpose of this course is to develop and assess the  safety skills and knowledge of new workers in:

Identifying health and safety legislative requirements of construction work

Identify construction hazards and risk control measures

Identify health and safety communication and reporting processes.

Identify incident and emergency response procedures.

This unit is delivered by Civil Safety, either by online or face-to-face mode. The theory assessment component of this unit is delivered in the online mode. The practical assessment component is delivered face-to-face at a Civil Safety High Risk Training Facility or at an agreed location that has the physical resources for assessment of this unit.


Your assessment must be completed in one sitting. If you close your assessment prior to completion you will have to start again. You cannot pick up from where you left off.

If you complete your assessment successfully you will receive a copy of your results by email. If you do not complete your assessment successfully you will be redirected back to this page. You will then need to complete a ‘SECOND ATTEMPT’  at your assessment.

If you are redirected back to this page after you have completed your assessment, download the SECOND  ATTEMPT using the link below and correctly answer the questions that you failed in your first attempt. You do not have to complete all the questions – only the questions that you did not answer  correctly in your first attempt. It is important that you email your SECOND  ATTEMPT to the correct email address so that your assessment attempt can be matched and verified as complete.