A Certificate 1 level qualification is a general introduction to the area of study and the first step in a learning pathway. A Certificate 1 level qualification is often part of VET (Vocational Education and Training) done through high school, in workplaces or Trade Training Centres. A certificate 1 course can take between a few weeks and 6 months and will equip you with skills to start your career.

An example of a Certificate 1 level qualification relevant to the civil construction industry is a Certificate 1 in Construction.