CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification provides a pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry with the exception of plumbing. Trade outcomes are predominantly achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship and this Certificate II allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery and shopfitting as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction. This Certificate II is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade callings in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that are required in most Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.


This qualification could lead to employment as a carpenter, builder or renovator.


Certificate III in Carpentry and Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Course Delivery

2 days a week, classroom based delivery.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 20 $22.00
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work 20 $22.00
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication 20 $22.00
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $22.00
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 36 $39.60
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20 $24.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment 96 $105.60
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground 24 $26.40
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials 16 $17.60
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures 8 $15.00
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights 8 $15.00
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms 20 $22.00
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components 32 $35.20
CPCCJN3001A Use static machines 56 $61.60
CPCCSH2001A Prepare surfaces 32 $35.20
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Knowledge based test
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $1,578
Concession $625
RPL Government Subsidised $720
RPL Concession $144
RPL Self-funded $1,080
Self-Funded $1,938

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2021 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Mondays and Wednesdays, 8.00AM - 4.30PM