CPC20112 - Certificate II in Construction

Have experience in construction? You deserve recognition.

Have you been working in the Construction industry, measuring, levelling, concreting, excavating, and demolishing on site? The skills you have gained may qualify you for formal recognition based on what you already know.

An ideal plan for anyone wanting to enter the field, get certification, or improve their job prospects, Construction skills with explosive power tools, basic demolition, trench supports, and dewatering civil construction sites are rewarded.

Build your career framework in Construction and enjoy elevated status.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Performance Appraisals
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  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:

  • 10 core units

  • 5 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 5 units from the elective units below
  • one unit may be chosen from Certificate I, II or III qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

Unit code

Unit title


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Use construction tools and equipment


Apply basic levelling procedures


Work safely at heights


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Elective units

Unit code

Unit title


Carry out excavation


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Carry out basic demolition


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Place and fix reinforcement materials


Install trench support


Enter and work in confined spaces


Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Drain and dewater civil construction site


Licence to operate a forklift truck

Not applicable.

This qualification does not require any licensing..

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