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CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction

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This certificate course is designed for building and construction professionals who wish to gain advanced construction skills.
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* Prices include GST. The course fee does not include required resources (if applicable).


144 hours

Delivery model

Study in-person or online

CPD Points

NSW 36, VIC 18, TAS 18


HIA Training Coordinator

Essential information

What's it all about?
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This qualification provides advanced construction skills and an understanding of tasks applicable to many construction building sites.

The course is structured to allow a choice from a range of units aligned at Certificate III level. Completing these units 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.

This training program 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) - RIIOHS205A, will be delivered and assessed by an external party.

On successful completion of this course, you will graduate with a Certificate for the nationally 
recognised qualification:

  • Certificate II in Construction - CPC20112

Please note that this qualification was superseded on the 26th of November 2020 and replaced by CPC20120 - Certificate II in Construction. HIA Training will commence enrolments in CPC20120 - Certificate II in Construction in 2022, however the new courses is current not available.

What do I need before I start?
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HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your career goals, current skills and experience.

  • a competent level of English; reading, writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • numeracy skills

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

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


  • basic computer skills in spreadsheets, search engines and word processing

All participants will be required to undertake and pass a language, literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment.

How long will it take?
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You will need to commit 144 hours of face-to-face learning time for this training. Contact your local HIA office to find out more information about delivery schedules.

Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research, project work and assessment tasks.

What resources will I require?
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Participants are required to have a copy of the following textbooks:

  • Basic Building and Construction Skills”
  • Pearson’s “Construction Skills”
  • Pearson’s “Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing”
What are the core and elective units?
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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 units [E] 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.

Certificate II in Construction - CPC20112

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

15 nationally recognised units of competency - 10 core units [C] and 5 elective units [E]

HIA Short Course Units of Competency Minimum face-to-face duration
Basic Workplace Skills Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry [C] - CPCCOHS2001A

8 hours

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry [C] - CPCCCM1012A 8 hours
Plan and organise work [C] - CPCCCM1013A 8 hours
Conduct workplace communication [C] - CPCCCM1014A 8 hours
Carry out measurements and calculations [C] - CPCCCM1015A 8 hours
Using Construction Tools - Advanced Use construction tools and equipment [C] - CPCCCA2005B 16 hours
Use explosive power tools [E] - CPCCCM2007B 16 hours
Handle construction materials [E] - CPCCCM2004A 8 hours
Concreting, Heights and Excavation Carry out concreting to simple forms [C] - CPCCCO2013A 8 hours
Work safely at heights [C] - CPCCCM2010B 8 hours
Carry out excavation [E] - CPCCCM2002A 8 hours
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding [E] - CPCCCM2008B 16 hours
Plans, Levelling and Traffic Control Read and interpret plans and specifications [C] - CPCCCM2001A 8 hours
Apply basic levelling procedures [C] - CPCCCM2006B 16 hours
Control traffic with stop-slow bat [E] - RIIOHS205D See note below

* 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.

To find out more about our training programs, course details or career development- contact HIA Training on 1300 650 620.

Who would do this training?

This course is suitable for:

  • school leavers wanting to do pre-vocational or pre-apprenticeship training in the construction industry
  • existing construction or other industry personnel wanting to gain skills as a semi-skilled worker in the construction industry.



Am I eligible for funding?

Find out more about eligibility criteria.

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