2021 CONSTRUCTION COURSE DESCRIPTION
CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
Public Schools NSW, Tamworth Registered Training Organisation 90162
This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates.
Notification of variations will be made in due time.
Board Developed Course
2 or 4 Preliminary and/or HSC units in total
Category B for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
This course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation. To gain a full qualification, students must achieve all competencies. Partial completion will lead to a statement of attainment towards the qualification.
Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
Units of Competency
CPCCCM1012 - Work effectively and sustainably in the Construction Industry
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013 - Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014 - Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015 - Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001 - Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM2005B - Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCJN2001A - Assemble components
CPCCJN2002B - Prepare for off-site manufacturing process
CPCCCM2006 - Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCWF2001A - Handle wall and floor tiling materials
CPCCWF2002A - Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment
CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple form
CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
The Construction General Induction Training (Whitecard) will be delivered as part of this course by:
· Approximately a cost of $120 per student
Successful completion of this unit will lead to a General Construction Induction Card (White Card) from SafeWork NSW. This will allow student access to construction sites across Australia for work purposes.
A recognised Safework NSW GIT card is mandatory before undertaking any work placement
Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or credit transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.
Our RTO acknowledges the experience and prior learning of our students. Students who can present transcripts from other Australian RTOs or who are able to present relevant experiences in work may qualify for Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning. All applications for CT or RPL should be made to the course teacher.
Recommended Entry Requirements
Students selecting this course should be interested in working in a construction environment. They should be able to carry out manual activities e.g. lifting, carrying and shifting loads of materials, climbing ladders and have the ability to use hand and power tools. There will be out of class homework, research activities and assignments.
Examples of occupations in the construction industry
· shop fitting
Mandatory HSC Course Requirements
Students must complete 240 indicative hours of course work and a minimum of 70 hours work placement. Students who do not meet these requirements will be `N` determined as required by the NESA.
External Assessment (optional HSC examination for ATAR purposes)
The Higher School Certificate examination for Construction is only available after completion of 240 indicative hours and will involve a written examination consisting of multiple-choice, short answers and extended response items. The examination is independent of the competency-based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive a vocational qualification.
Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above. To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency they can effectively carry out competency. When a student achieves a unit of competency it is signed off by the assessor.
Appeals and Complaints
Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) appeal or a compliant about an assessment decision or other decisions through the VET teacher.
Course Cost: Preliminary - $80 HSC - $40
School Specific equipment and associate requirements for students
· Purchase own safety equipment including leather boots
· $120 WHS Construction General Induction if Required
Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis.
Please refer to your school refund policy
A school-based traineeship and apprenticeship are available in this course, for more information: http://www.sbatinnsw.info/
Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the NESA website at http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet/course-exclusions
See Nick Wisemantel, Mr Koch, Mr Dillon, David Lewers, Greg Glanville, Pauline Webber or Janelle Evans for further information about this course.