Project Description

A pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry.

What is this course about?

This course will allow you to apply and practice your skills to complement your on-the-job training. You will learn to undertake a basic construction project, as well as how to Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry. Our trade-qualified teachers will train you to work safely and effectively and will assist you to plan and inspect your work to ensure the highest standards.

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 qualification allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction.

This qualification 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 unit of competency requirements that are 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.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working in a construction environment.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

This course will allow work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry, plan and organise work, carry out measurements and calculations, undertake a basic construction project and apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate from Best Option Training for CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways.

To achieve this qualification, competency in one of the two occupational streams must be achieved.

Construction Pathways

For the award of the CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 10 units of competency:

  • 5 core units
  • 5 elective units.

Elective units are to be chosen from at least two but no more than four of groups A to I.

One elective may be chosen from any current training package or accredited course as long as it contributes to a valid industry-supported vocational outcome, maintains the AQF level of this qualification, and does not replicate the content of another unit used to achieve this qualification.

Remote Area Building

For the award of the CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways (Remote Area Building), the candidate must demonstrate competency in a minimum of 10 units of competency:

  • 5 core units
  • 5 units can be selected from Group I.

Prerequisite units of competency 

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core units 
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the Construction Industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCVE1011*Undertake a basic construction project
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry
Elective units
Group A: Brick and blocklaying  
CPCCBL2001*Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
CPCCBL2002*Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
Group B: Carpentry  
CPCCCA2002*Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011*Handle carpentry materials
Group C: Solid plastering (maximum one unit from this group) 
CPCCSP2001*Handle solid plastering materials
CPCCSP2002*Use solid plastering tools and equipment
Group D: Wall and floor tiling  (maximum one unit from this group) 
CPCCCM2013*Undertake basic installation of wall tiles
CPCCWF2002*Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment
Group E: Waterproofing  (maximum one unit from this group) 
CPCCWP2001*Handle waterproofing materials
CPCCWP2002*Use waterproofing tools and equipment
Group F: Joinery (maximum one unit from this group) 
CPCCJN2001*Assemble components
CPCCJN3004*Manufacture and assemble joinery components
Group G: Stonemasonry  (maximum one unit from this group) 
CPCCST2006*Identify and use stone products
CPCCST2007*Use stonemasonry tools, plant and equipment
Group H: Painting and decorating (maximum one unit from this group) 
CPCCPD2011*Handle and store painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012*Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
Group I: General elective units  
CPCCCM1011Undertake basic estimation and costing
CPCCCM2004*Handle construction materials
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2009*Carry out basic demolition
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCJN3100*Process materials to produce components using static machines
CPCCPD3021*Prepare existing coated surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3022*Apply paint by brush and roller
CPCCSH2003*Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
CPCCSP2003*Prepare surfaces for plastering
CPCCWF3004*Repair wall and floor tiles
CPCPCM2043Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2055Work safely on roofs
CPCPRF2022*Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
MEM05050*Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM1101Undertake manual handling
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006Organise and communicate information
RIICCM210EInstall trench support
RIIWHS205EControl traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWMG203EDrain and dewater civil construction site
UEECD0007Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEERL0003*Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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