On completion, students are awarded a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification and Recognition of Prior Learning in an Australian Apprenticeship. In this 35 week course, students spend one day a week preparing for employment by learning work-specific skills in a simulated work environment that meets the needs of the construction industry. Students must demonstrate competency in 12 units covering the knowledge and skills typical of those performed by apprenticeships in the early stages of training.
Topics include: an introduction to the construction industry, essential occupational health and safety requirements, industrial and work organisation structure, communication skills, work planning and the basic use of tools and materials. Students also spend 140 hours in a workplace undertaking Structured Workplace Learning to gain on-the-job training and mentoring while developing their technical skills and becoming more employable.
Certificate II in Construction can be studied as a stand-alone Vocational Education and Training subject or as part of a School-based Apprenticeship.
Additional fee for service module
This is a Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) approved course where eligibility criteria and fees apply. For further information, please refer to the Work Ready website.
Certificate II in Construction is the first step towards Partial Certificate III in Carpentry at the Grand Junction Trade Training Centre. This course can also lead to other trades within the construction industry such as tiling, plastering and bricklaying.
To see when the next Certificate II in Construction course is being offered, please check the online calendar. To book your place in the next course, please contact your home school VET Coordinator.