Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Course Code CPC20211
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 332 hours

Course Overview

The CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways is the recognised qualification to commence a pathway into the building and construction industry.

This CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways 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 first step in your journey to the Construction Industry. This pathway program will introduce you to the tools you’ll be working with, the plans you’ll be reading from and the materials you’ll be handling once you become an Apprentice. You’ll be one step ahead and gain credit towards a Construction Apprenticeship.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship and as a School Based Apprenticeship (SBA).

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the building and construction industry
Working in this industry can be physically demanding whilst working outdoors or on on-site. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways, you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry or the CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Traineeship and SBA’s – undertake the majority of their learning in the workplace. Opportunities to attend face to face Workshops will be offered over the duration of this course. Trainers/Assessors will visit Trainees in their workplace to provide some training support and to undertake assessment. Some assessment will also occur during Workshops on campus.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brendan Rogash
Location: Wangaratta

Name: Lindsay Moore
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 332 $3.28 $1,088.96 $9.50 $3,154.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 332 $0.65 $217.79 $9.50 $3,154.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 332 $1.54 $511.28 $9.50 $3,154.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 332 $0.30 $102.26 $9.50 $3,154.00
Full Fee 332 $6.15 $2,041.80 N/A N/A
Course Materials 332 $0.90 $298.80 N/A N/A

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

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship only)
Units of Competency

CPC20211 – Core Units

CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPC20211 – Elective Units

CPCCCM2006B – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCJN2001A – Assemble Components
CPCCCO2013A – Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms
CPCCCA2003A – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA2011A – Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCJN2002B – Prepare for off-site manufacturing process
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCCA2002B – Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCCM2010B – Work safely at heights

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online assessments.
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding information sessions please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.