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2 Unit Construction




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.


Course: Construction

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

(CPC08 v9.5)

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


Course Prerequisite

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

·         building

·         concreting

·         shop fitting

·         bricklaying

·         carpentry


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.


Competency-Based Assessment

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:


Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the  NESA  website at


See Nick Wisemantel, Mr Koch, Mr Dillon, David Lewers, Greg Glanville,  Pauline Webber  or Janelle Evans for further information about this course.