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CPC20211 – Certificate II in Construction Pathways


Your pathway to a career in the construction industry


Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Develop and learn a diverse range of core entry level construction skills and construction site WHS requirements with a Novaskill Certificate II in Construction Pathways qualification.

This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry.

Get real world skills

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways is an ideal starting point for those looking to gain ‘real world’ skills in the construction industry. This qualification will provide participants with a working knowledge of the primary trade skills required on a construction site (Plumbing excluded) and is an ideal kick start towards an Australian trade qualification.

This qualification has some compulsory requirements needed for completion and offers elective options allowing the participant to select areas of trade skills relevant to industry interests. With this qualification you can reduce the length of your apprenticeship by up to six months.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for entry to the Certificate II in Construction, however completion of the general
induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site.

This induction program is covered in CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry (commonly referred to as ‘Whitecard’). All students must complete an initial pre-enrolment assessment for literacy and numeracy.

Who is this for?

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways is well suited to those interested in a career in the construction industry and who have limited formal or practical experience in the industry.

Students complete 12 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


CPCCCA2002B      Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCCA2003A      Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCA2011A      Handle carpentry materials

CPCCSP2003A      Prepare surfaces for plastering

CPCCCO2013A      Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCCM2004A      Handle construction materials

CPCCCM2006B      Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2009A      arry out basic demolition

CPCCC2010B      Work safely at heights

RIICCM210A      Install trench support

RIIWMG203A      Drain and dewater civil construction site

When I have someone come to me looking for a job and they have completed the Novaskill Certificate II in Construction Pathways, I know they are ready to hit the ground running and get on with the job.


  • 6 months full time
  • Part time courses available
  • Traineeship – 12 months

Training and Assessment is available by mixed mode, combining online theory with face to face seminars and classroom courses either one day per week or per fortnight. See website for further details


  • Classroom
  • Real Workplace Environment
  • Simulated Workplace Environment


  • Face to face
  • Phone
  • Online

This course enabled me to get my foot in the door and now I am two years into my trade apprenticeship. I don’t think that would have happened without Novaskill.


Successful completion provides opportunity to study Certificate III in Warehousing qualification or access other units of competency or qualifications offered by Novaskill.


Entry to off-site occupations such as:

  • Joinery
  • Shopfitting
  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • General construction


CPCCOHS1001A       Construction Induction Whitecard


EMPLOYEES       Payment plans available

VET FEE-HELP       Not applicable

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