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.

CPC20112 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.

Location, dates and times

Clarence Campus 

  • Next Intake:   3 February 2020

Southern Central Trade Training Centre

  • Next Intake:   3 February 2020

Information Sessions:

Clarence Friday, 29 November 2019, 11am to 12pm
Room F2.34, F Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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Clarence Friday, 29 November 2019, 5pm to 6pm
Room F2.34, F Block, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
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Southern Central Trade Training Centre Friday, 29 November 2019, 11am to 12pm
Room 1.01, 55 Eddington Street, Bridgewater
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Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   4 February 2020

Information Sessions:

Alanvale Monday, 25 November 2019, 10am to 11am
Room I1.03, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Alanvale Monday, 25 November 2019, 6pm to 7pm
Room I1.03, I Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:   4 February 2019

Information Session:

Burnie Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10am to 11am
Room D1.22, D Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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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

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

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 us for more information.
  • Observation – you will be observed completing 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).

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

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

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

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.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction.

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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