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CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction

National ID: CPC20120 State ID: BGB9
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Build your future in the construction industry.

Learn how to use power tools, read and understand plans as well as work with construction and building materials. 

The qualification has core units of competency that are required in many Certificate III qualifications. The elective options 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 Apprenticeship.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:

  • Handling construction materials 
  • Using construction power tools and equipment 
  • Levelling procedures 
  • Concreting 
  • Excavation 
  • Demolition  
  • Undertake basic construction projects 
  • WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 
  • You are looking to gain employment in the construction industry
  • You are interested in an apprenticeship in the future
  • In most cases have finished school at Year 10




This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

This course is offered through face-to-face delivery over one year, in eight blocks of one week duration each. 

The blocks are five days a week.

Students attend for seven hours each day, meaning each block provides 35 hours of face-to-face training and assessment.

The total amount over two semesters is a total of 280 hours. 

Entry-level positions in the building and construction industry such as a builder's labourer or a pathway into further study. 

This qualification is designed to introduce learners to trades in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship. 

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
How Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $479.52 $0.00 $479.52
Concession $142.08 $0.00 $142.08

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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