This is a Flexible Industry Pathway approved course where eligibility criteria and a contribution toward the training costs is required. For further information, please refer to the Department for Education website or talk with your school VET Coordinator.

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways is the first step towards Stackable VET Advanced Carpentry Skills course 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.

Our Industry Immersion Course – Introduction to Construction Trades provides an opportunity to explore various aspects of the construction industry.

To see when these courses are being offered, please check the with your home school VET Coordinator who can also attend to the enrolment requirements.

Certificate II in Construction Pathways Stage I

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways Stage gives Year 11 students a pathway towards an apprenticeship in the construction industry while earning up to 50 credits towards Stage 1 of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

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 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. It’s also highly recommended that Students also spend 70 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.  

The current Certificate II in Construction Pathways covers the following units:

  • CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry
  • CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCVE1011 – Undertake a basic construction project
  • CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the Construction industry
  • CPCCBL2002 – Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2013 – Undertake basic installation of wall tiles
  • CPCCCM1011 – Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCCM2004 – Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM2005 – Use construction tools and equipment