Certificate II in Construction

This qualification provides an occupational outcome and a range of support tasks applicable to a majority of construction work sites.

Occupational titles may include:

builder's labourer.

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 Australian Apprenticeship.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


Subjects

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 add topic 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 add topic CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCCCM1012A

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

add topic CPCCCM1013A

Plan and organise work

add topic CPCCCM1014A

Conduct workplace communication

add topic CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic CPCCCM2001A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic CPCCCM2005B

Use construction tools and equipment

add topic CPCCCM2006B

Apply basic levelling procedures

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCO2013A

Carry out concreting to simple forms

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCCCM2002A

Carry out excavation

add topic CPCCCM2007B

Use explosive power tools

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2009A

Carry out basic demolition

add topic CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic CPCCSF2004A

Place and fix reinforcement materials

add topic RIICCM210D

Install trench support

add topic RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIWHS205D

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

add topic RIIWMG203D

Drain and dewater civil construction site

add topic TLILIC2001

Licence to operate a forklift truck


Subject lists

Certificate II in Construction cgea 2014
Units: CPCCCM1013A, CPCCCM1015A, CPCCCM2001A

Pathways...

    Not applicable.


Entry Requirements

Not applicable.


Licensing Information

Not applicable.


Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:

Communication

Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:

Clear and direct communication

Active listening

Verbal and non-verbal language

Questioning to identify and confirm requirements

Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons

Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:

Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Plans, drawings and specifications

Design concepts

Load tables

Safety signs and symbols

Organisational policies and procedures

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation, including log and hoist books

Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required

Reports and records hazards and risks

Teamwork

Works as part of a team

Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members

Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance

Identifies and uses the strengths of other team members

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Participates in on-site meetings

Problem-solving

Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial action and/or reports to supervisor

Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Conducts daily safety check for hoist, including test run

Identifies methods of prevention and control for water penetration

Initiative and enterprise

Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate

Responds to change and workplace challenges

Puts ideas into action

Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising

Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures

Identifies and manages risks

Carries out site inspection to identify requirements

Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Determines material quantity requirements and checks for conformity to requirements

Prioritises and sequences tasks

Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self-management

Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements

Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems

Manages own performance to meet workplace standards

Seeks support to improve work performance

Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment

Learning

Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required

Is open to learning new ideas and techniques

Technology

Uses calculators

Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Properly starts up, operates and shuts down equipment

Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on equipment and machines

Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required