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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

CPC20220

Overview


This qualification provides a pathway to the primary trades in the construction industry with the exception of plumbing. Trade outcomes are predominantly achieved through an Australian Apprenticeship and this qualification allows for inclusion of skills suited for entry to off-site occupations, such as joinery as well as carpentry, bricklaying and other occupations in general construction.

This qualification is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade callings in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that are required in most Certificate III qualifications. The elective options are structured to allow choice from areas of trade skills as an introduction to a range of occupations.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Building and Construction include:
>No specific job role

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $324.00 - $456.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $4,320.00 - $6,080.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

CDU trades student

Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve a CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways a total of ten (10) units of competency must be completed comprising five (5) Core and five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 216 - 304.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the Construction Industry20
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work20
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations20
CPCCVE1011*Undertake a basic construction project40
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry20
 Total nominal hours for core units120
Elective units of competency (Select 5)
Group B: Carpentry 
CPCCCA2002*Use carpentry tools and equipment96
CPCCCA2011*Handle carpentry materials16
Group F: Joinery 
CPCCJN2001*Assemble components32
Group I: General elective units 
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures8
CPCCCM2009*Carry out basic demolition32
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights8
 Total nominal hours for elective units96 - 184
 Total nominal hours for the qualification216 - 304

*CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS Requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry is a prerequisite unit for many of the units in this program and must be successfully completed to proceed further in this program.
 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.

Yron

CDU student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Away from base

AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Remote

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Occupation types
Builder'S Labourer
Area of study
Building and Construction

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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