National code: CPC20220

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

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Overview About this course

Explore different trades in the building industry. Develop a broad range of foundational skills across joinery, shopfitting, carpentry and bricklaying and blocklaying that will help you decide which trade apprenticeship you want to complete.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Work with hand and power tools

  • Follow supervisors direction

  • Complete a basic construction project

  • Understand plans and take measurements

  • Apply safety principles

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Industry networks with peers and teachers

  • Trade ready for an apprenticeship in your chosen field of construction or carpentry

  • A strong pathway to continue your study to become a qualified tradesperson

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in working with your hands

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Construction labourer in a trade

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Construction Pathways qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 5 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Undertake a basic construction project CPCCVE1011

  • Carry out measurements and calculations CPCCOM1015

  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry CPCCOM1012

  • Plan and organise work CPCCOM1013

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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