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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 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.




This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ 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.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.


National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2005 Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation

Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
CPCCVE1011 Undertake a basic construction project
RIICCM210E Install trench support

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. 

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Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

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.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Karratha Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus

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