Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction

CPC20112  Certificate II in Construction covers many aspects of the carpentry trade and is a perfect starting point for a career in the building and construction industry.

Certificate II in Construction  is ideal for school leavers who wish to build their practical experience and knowledge to ensure their employability as an apprentice carpenter. It is also a great way for mature aged applicants to start a career change. Regardless of age or gender this course is open to all applicants.

This program covers the “hands-on” skills and knowledge required for carpentry at the entry level, including the safe use of most of the tools and equipment used by carpenters. All training is delivered by professional teachers, who are also qualified carpenters, with many years’ experience in the building and construction industry.

Dates and Times

Clarence Campus 

  • Next Intake:  23 July 2018
  • Information Sessions:  Friday, 29 June 2018 – 11am – 12noon OR 5pm – 6pm
    • Venue:  Room F2.34, F Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Southern Central Trade Training Centre

  • Next Intake:   23 July 2018
  • Information Session:  Friday, 29 June 2018 – 11am – 12noon
    • Venue:  Southern Central Trade Training Centre, Greenpoint Road, Bridgewater
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2 July – 1 November 2018
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 9am to 3pm
  • Information / Suitability Session:  Monday, 25 June 2018 – 10am OR 6pm
    • Venue: Room I1.03, I Block, Alanvale Campus, 54 Alanvale Road, Alanvale
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • Interested clients must attend an Information / Suitability Session to be considered for acceptance into the training program.

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  To be advised (Subject to numbers)
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, 26 June 2018 – 10.30am to 11.30am
    • Venue:  Room D1.22, D Block, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

All training and assessment is conducted by qualified trainers and assessors, who are also qualified tradespeople. Learning will include:

  • Off- the-job – training will be at the relevant TasTAFE campus;
  • Learning guide – books that contain information to help with your learning
  • DVD s and Videos – Resources that give you extra support and information
  • Classroom learning
  • Demonstrations
  • Realistic practical activities

Assessment Process

You will be assessed by industry competent people who have these skills. Throughout all assessments, Work Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Depending on the unit you will have the option of being assessed by:

  • Recognition – you may be able to show that you already have the skills. Ask for more information
  • Observation – you will be observed doing tasks
  • Short written or verbal assessments – question and answer style

If required, alternative assessment methods may be used (eg verbal tests instead of written tests)


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Resources and Equipment

Students will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment, which includes.

  • Safety glasses – have to be up to the Australian Standards AS1337 and have clear lenses
  • Safety boots (steel cap toe)
  • Action back overalls (preferably khaki in colour) or drill work wear pants
  • Hearing protection (ear muffs/ear plugs)
  • carpenters 1 metre folding carpenters ruler
  • 8 metre retractable steel measuring tape
  • ball point pen and 2H pencil, carpenters pencil and eraser
  • Lock for locker


Units you will be studying will be outlined before you start this course. We will discuss these in our information sessions for pre-apprenticeships. You will need to be able to write legibly. students are expected to:

  • Read and interpret Occupational Health and Safety guidelines (eg Safe use of equipment and chemicals)
  • Deal with basic maths (eg add, subtract & multiply)
  • Read and understand material (eg instructions for use, plans etc)
  • Write legibly

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning processes.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction qualification, the student must demonstrate competency in 10 core and 5 elective units.


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