Course Description

Construction, is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course which is run at the College. The Construction course is designed to enable students to acquire a range of technical, practical, personal and organisational skills valued in and beyond the workplace. They will also acquire knowledge and skills related to work, employment and further training in the construction industry. Students who undertake construction can use the subject to gain an ATAR as well as a Certificate II in construction pathways which is a nationally recognised qualification.

Course

Certificate II in Construction Pathways CPC20211

Category

B

Units

(Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

VET Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card)
  • Use wall and floor tiling materials
  • Wall plastering 
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs
  • Plan and organise work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Undertake a basic construction project

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs
  • Handle carpentry tools
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Assemble components
  •  Prepare for off-site manufacturing
  • Handle wall and floor tiling materials
  • Handle construction materials
  • Undertake a basic construction project

What do you do in this course?

Learn how to plan, prepare and build house frames, set out, construct formwork for concreting, install gyprock sheeting, wall and floor tiling, basic leveling techniques, assemble components such as windows and doors, build a range of projects.

How can this course help you in the future?

The course will help prepare students for occupations across the construction industry, such as builders, carpenters, joiners, wall and floor tilers, plasterers, bricklayers, painters and decorators, floor finishers and plumbers.