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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Construction (CPC20120) provides an occupational outcome and a range of support tasks applicable to the majority of construction work sites.

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.

 Possible career opportunities for graduates include: Builders labourer and Trade Assistant.

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Course Delivery

Location: Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea

Duration: Course duration is 18 weeks full time including a one-week mid-semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Training will be delivered face to face and in English and incorporates language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) support. APTC is committed to help students reach their goals by providing support and services such as additional tutorials, LLN support and counselling.

Course Fees: WST 2,200 / SBD 4,500 / PGK 4,000. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. View current fees.

Entry Requirements

  • Citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Successfully complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and be interested in a career in the construction industry

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.


Course Content


The CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction will cover the following units of competency:


Unit Code

Unit Title


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM2005Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2002Carry out hand excavation
CPCCSF2004Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCVE1011Undertake a basic construction project
CPCCCM2009Carry out basic demolition

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives 16 core plus 2 elective units)

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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