Course Overview

Have you got the skills, knowledge, and experience in minor maintenance and non-structural repair work?

The Master Builders CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction Maintenance RPL program offers you the qualification pathway you need towards your licence category for Non-Structural Repair Work. To find out about the licence process in NSW, please visit Fair Trading NSW.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills, and experience you already have. The assessment activities can be conducted at your workplace by following the RPL kit and providing photo and video evidence.

With our RPL program you can complete the CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction Maintenance within 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fees for this program are as follows:

Master Builder Member Rate $1,800
Non-Member Rate $2,000

Note: On enrolment, you will be invoiced for $1,500.00. This consists of a $1,000.00 non-refundable administration fee.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. Simply follow our RPL kit and provide video and photographic evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you have. Plus, our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

The assessment practical activities are very specific and require you to have access to your workplace and a variety of job tasks. These tasks relate to the practical components of each unit of competency, and you must be able to have access to tools, equipment, and materials necessary to carry out the tasks.

To participate you will need a laptop or computer with internet access to login. With our RPL program, you can submit all the required assessment knowledge questions, practical activities, and evidence in our online student system.

Watch our video for tips on how to gather evidence for your RPL kit.

Examples of the types of evidence that you will need to gather will depend on the qualification you are completing, however, examples could include:

  • Video footage of your performing tasks on site
  • Time-lapse photos of you performing tasks on site
  • Certificates you have already gained 
  • Project management documentation

Watch our video for tips on the types of evidence you need to gather for your RPL kit.

This program has been designed to assist in meeting part of the NSW Fair Trading criteria to apply for a Non-Structural Repair Work category from the minor maintenance and cleaning licence.

Master Builders applies the following entry requirements: 

  • a minimum of one years full-time (or equivalent) construction-related experience in the construction industry (experience must be within the last 10 years)
  • a valid White Card (General Construction Induction card)
  • currently working on active construction projects
  • able to provide details of two referees to confirm your work history/experience. Referees must be a qualified/licenced tradesperson in construction and have worked with you for 12 months or more
  • able to answer at least 80% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process

Apply for your USI prior to application.

Enrolment Conditions

Master Builders has enrolment conditions to help you progress through your training:

  • Students cannot enrol in more than one online qualification and/or program at the same time.
  • Students cannot undertake more than two programs in total at a time.
  • This does not include our online Professional Development, CPD Made Easier, or short 1 or 2 day courses.

This program must be completed within 6 months.

To achieve this, the knowledge-based assessment is required to be completed and submitted within 2 months and all evidence is to be submitted within 5 months.

Here is a list of the full units of competency in this course:




Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Use construction tools and equipment


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


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


Undertake a basic construction project


Undertake basic estimation and costing


Handle construction materials


Remove and replace doors and door and window components


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