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 shop fitting 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 units of competency requirements 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.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Government subsidies for training programs vary by State and Territory jurisdictions. Government subsidised training places are generally available to those without a qualification up to a Certificate III level especially for those referred through an employment service provider.

There may be subsidies available to employers to support the cost of training their employees. Employers are usually expected to contribute to the cost of training.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated through completion of twelve (12) units made up of:

Six (6) core units

CPCCCM1012A, Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A, Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A, Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A, Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A, Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCOHS2001A, Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Six (6) elective units

(Which could include, but not limited to the following units)

CPCCBL2001A, Handle and prepare bricklaying and block laying materials

CPCCBL2002A, Use brick laying and block laying tools and equipment

CPCCCA2002B, Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCCA2003A, Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCA2011A, Handle carpentry materials

CPCCSP2001A, Handle solid plastering materials


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