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Advanced Construction Skills

CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction

What's it all about?

This qualification provides an occupational outcome and a range of support tasks applicable to a majority of construction work sites.

The qualification has units of competency that are structured to allow choice from a range of units aligned at Certificate III level and in total could provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship.

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.

On successful completion you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification: CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction.

This training has been grouped into a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience. The short courses are:

  • Basic Workplace Skills
  • Using Construction Tools – Advanced
  • Concreting, Heights, and Excavation
  • Plans, Levelling and Traffic Control

Please note: the final unit in Plans, Levelling and Traffic Control (short course 4) will be delivered and assessed by an external party.

More detailed information on the content and format of this qualification can be found in the ‘Nationally Recognised training details’ section of this page.

Who would do this training?

This course is suitable for:

  • School leavers wishing to undertake pre-vocational or pre-apprenticeship training in the construction industry;
  • Existing workers in the construction or other industries wishing to undertake training to gain skills as a semi-skilled worker in the construction industry.

What do I need before I start?

HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience.

To start this program, you must have:

  • A good understanding of English reading and writing and numeracy;
  • Suitable interpersonal and communication skills.

It is a requirement that participants have successfully completed the unit of competency CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry before undertaking any of the following units:

  • CPCCCM2005B – Use construction tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2007B – Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCM2004A – Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM2002A – Carry out excavation
  • CPCCCO2013A – Carry out concerting to simple forms
  • CPCCCM2010B – Work safety at heights
  • CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2006B – Apply basic levelling procedures

How long will it take?

You will need to commit 144 hours of face-to-face learning time for this training. Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research, project work and assessment tasks. Contact your local HIA office to find out more information about delivery schedules.

Required resources

Participants are required to have a copy of the following text books:

  • Basic Building and Construction Skills”
  • Pearson’s “Construction Skills”
  • Pearson’s “Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing”

Nationally Recognised training details

CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction

On successful completion you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification: CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 nationally recognised units of competency:
  • 10 core units [C]
  • 5 elective units [E]

HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience. The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.

The elective [E] units listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.

HIA Short Course

Units of Competency

Minimum face-to-face duration

Basic Workplace Skills

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

8 hours

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations [C]

8 hours

Using Construction Tools - Advanced

CPCCCA2005B Use construction tools and equipment [C]

16 hours

CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools [E]

16 hours

CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials [E]

8 hours

Concreting, Heights and Excavation

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms [C]

8 hours

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation [E]

8 hours

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding [E]

16 hours

Plans, Levelling and Traffic Control

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures [C]

16 hours

RIIOHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat [E]

See note below

Please note: the RIIOHS205A unit in the Plans, Levelling and Traffic Control short course will be delivered and assessed by an external party.

* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.

More information

Call HIA Training on 1300 650 620 to obtain more detailed information about this training program.