Certificate II in Construction Pathways - CPC20220


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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 qualification allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction.This qualification 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.


  • Prepare surfaces for plastering
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Handle and store painting and decorating materials
  • Work safely at heights
  • Use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment
  • Undertake a basic construction project
  • Handle solid plastering materials
  • Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Prepare existing coated surface for painting
  • Carry out basic demolition
  • Use solid plastering tools and equipment
  • Assemble components
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • Handle waterproofing materials and components
  • Undertake basic installation of wall tiles
  • Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
  • Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
  • Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • Install trench support
  • Plan and organise work
  • Handle construction materials
  • Use waterproofing tools and equipment
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • Handle wall and floor tiling materials
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Apply paint by brush and roller
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Identify and use stone products
  • Process materials to produce components using static machines
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Repair wall and floor tiling
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ourimbah Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Ourimbah Campus.

Students will require Safety Cap Work Boots, 8m Measuring tape, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection and Gloves for practical classes and require pens, pencils, notepad and scientific calculator for theory lessons.

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