CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Improve your skills and confidence to land a full apprenticeship in building and construction.

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Study in-person


13 weeks part-time

Job Outcome

Prepare to launch into an apprenticeship

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Why study this course?

Gain a competitive advantage by being the apprentice every tradesman hopes for, and increase your employment prospects.

What will you learn?

This qualification covers the basic skills and knowledge required to work in a primary trade within the construction industry. Develop your understanding of building and be exposed to common scenarios you’ll experience on the job in this pre-apprenticeship course.

How can you study?

Study in-person with hands-on, practical training

Study in-person with hands-on, practical training

Classes run for 3 days of the week

Classes run for 3 days of the week

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About the CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20220) offered by Builders Academy Australia (BAA) is a comprehensive pre-apprenticeship course, designed to provide foundational skills and knowledge in the construction industry

Career Pathways

Stepping into the construction industry might seem challenging without proper guidance. The CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways makes this step easier (and more rewarding). This course gives you the opportunity to sample a variety of trade skills, from carpentry to bricklaying, helping you discover your career path in a highly employable sector.

One of the major benefits of completing this certificate is that the core units you study meet the requirements and provide credits for most Certificate III qualifications — apprenticeship courses — in various building and construction trades. This means that upon completion, you’re already on your way toward becoming a fully qualified tradesperson!

The Certificate II is a critical stepping stone which can set you up for success in your chosen trade.

How long does this course take

At BAA, we understand that every student is unique, and we strive to provide flexible and manageable course structures.

Our Certificate II in Construction Pathways has a duration of 13 weeks, running three days a week from 8:30am to 4:00pm. This structure allows you to balance your study with other commitments, so you can gain the necessary skills for a career in construction without putting the rest of your life on hold.


The CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways requires the completion of 12 units of competency.

This comprises five core units, which lay the foundation of your construction skills, and five elective units, which allow you to explore different areas of interest within the industry.

These elective units give you the flexibility to tailor your study to your career goals, whether that’s in carpentry, plumbing, or another construction trade.

Assessment methods

At BAA, we believe that practical skills are just as important as theoretical knowledge. That’s why our pre-apprenticeship course combines theory and practice, with an emphasis on practical application projects.

By completing these projects, you’ll get hands-on experience applying what you’ve learned in real-world construction scenarios. This approach ensures that you’re not just learning concepts, but also how to apply them on the job.

Required materials

Before embarking on your learning journey with BAA, you’ll need to prepare some essential materials. Safety is paramount in the construction industry, and we require all students to have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

These materials include:

  • Steel-cap work boots (ankle high and meeting or exceeding Australian Standard AS/NZS2210.3 for Type 1 safety footwear)
  • Hi-Vis long sleeve shirt (meeting AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 High-Visibility Safety Garments for Day use only and rated UPF 50+. AS/NZS 4399: 1999 Sun Protective Clothing – Evaluation and Classification)
  • Suitable work pants (denim and tracksuit pants are not permitted)
  • Safety glasses (complying with Australian standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 for medium impact protection)
  • Work gloves (complying with standard EN 388:3131 and meeting Risk Category II: Gloves of Intermediate Design For Intermediate Risk, cleaning gloves are not permitted)
  • Hearing protection (without a radio included, and complying with Australia New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1270:2002)

Our Certificate II in Construction Pathways is a comprehensive and flexible course designed to help you find your career path in the construction industry. It’s the perfect foundation for further study and a successful career in your chosen trade.

Minimum Technology Requirements

BAA uses a learning management system (LMS) for online course delivery and assessment submission.
The following are the minimum information technology requirements to enable optimal access to the LMS:

PC – Windows Operating System

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Exclude S Mode)
  • Single-core 1Ghz or higher
  • 2GB of free disk space
  • 8GB RAM

Supported Browsers:

  • Chrome 119 or later (preferred)
  • Microsoft Edge 118 or later
  • Firefox 120 or later
  • Safari 16 or later (Mac only)

The minimum screen resolution: 1200×800. Ensure you have the largest possible screen for the best experience. (Minimum 13-inch Display for PC/Laptop and MAC)

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) (preferred)
  • LibreOffice (Microsoft Office Suite alternative)
  • Zoom
  • Acrobat Reader

Mobile Apps (Optional)

  • Zoom
    • iOS 11 or later
    • iPadOS 13 or later
    • Android 6.0 or later
  • Canvas
    • iOS 15 or later
    • Android 8.0 or later


  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later
  • 2GB of free disk space
  • 8GB RAM

VR Centre (Only for Cert IV and Diploma B&C – Module C)
Recommended specifications

  • Processor: 4-core processor
  • 3GB of free disk space
  • 2GB RAM

These are Recommended Specifications. The VR Centre app can run on much lower specs

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How to get an apprenticeship

Completing the CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways with Builders Academy Australia is the first major step towards securing a great apprenticeship in the construction industry. With this course, you gain a robust understanding and mastery of essential construction skills, making you an ideal candidate for employers looking to take on apprentices.

The course covers a broad spectrum of construction areas, including carpentry, joinery, shopfitting, and wall and floor tiling. This wide coverage of trades gives you the chance to identify your particular interest area and the specific field you’d like to delve deeper into via an apprenticeship.

But the Certificate II in Construction Pathways doesn’t just provide the skills you need to start an apprenticeship — it also opens the doors to a variety of construction pathways. It grants you recognition in the industry even before you start your apprenticeship, which can set you apart from other candidates.

The practical experience gained during the course and the networking opportunities with industry professionals will prove invaluable in securing an apprenticeship. BAA prepares you for the next phase of your career journey: a full apprenticeship in your chosen construction field. Whether you wish to excel in carpentry, find creativity in shopfitting, or master the intricacies of wall and floor tiling, this certificate provides the foundation you need to succeed.

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Tuition fees and payment structure

Navigating the world of tuition fees and payment options can sometimes feel overwhelming. At Builders Academy Australia, we are committed to providing clarity and support to help you through this process.

Fee structure

Our fee structure is determined based on your government eligibility and the state you’re living in. We offer state-specific guidance and support to help you understand the financial aspects of your education.

For Victorian students, there’s good news! This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students. You may be eligible for subsidies through the Victorian Skills First Funding, making the financial load of your education significantly lighter.

To help you better understand the fee structures and payment options for your location, we have specific information for VIC, NSW, ACT, and QLD. Clicking on your respective state will guide you to the relevant information you need.

If you still have questions about tuition fees, or perhaps you’d prefer a personal conversation about your financial options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 1300 LEGEND.

Our team is ready and willing to guide you through your queries and concerns, ensuring you’re confident about your financial commitment toward your education.

*Salary sourced from Payscale Feb 2021.

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Hands-on training delivery

In the world of construction, learning by doing is the most effective method. That’s why our Certificate II in Construction Pathways course is heavily focused on practical, hands-on training. We believe that the best way to learn is by rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty, literally.

Our course is delivered in facilities specially designed for hands-on learning. They resemble actual construction sites where you can truly immerse yourself in real-world working conditions. Whether you’re learning the basics of carpentry, mastering wall and floor tiling, or getting to grips with shopfitting, you’ll be doing so in an environment that mirrors the actual work field.

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Certificate II in Construction Pathways: Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?

The Certificate II in Construction Pathways will help you gain the knowledge and skills suited to work in primary trades and start a basic construction project.

Upon successful completion of this accredited course, you will learn:

  • Basic levelling procedures
  • Civil construction waterproofing process

You will learn how to correctly use:

  • Floor tiling tools
  • Carpentry tools

What are the outcomes of this course

After completing the Certificate II in Construction Pathways, you will be able to work towards an apprenticeship in the building and construction industry. The core units will provide meaningful credit in most Certificate III qualifications.

Is the Certificate II in Construction Pathways a nationally recognised course?

Yes, as a Registered Training Organisation, the training programs of Builders Academy Australia are recognised nationally, providing qualifications issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Builders Academy Australia has been awarded:

  • 2018 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
  • 2020 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
  • 2020 Australian Small Training Provider of the Year

Can I study this course online?

The course is delivered in specially designed facilities where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible.

Is government funding available for me?

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible students.

Confirm if you’re eligible for government funding online: Funding Eligibility Indicator here.

If you have further questions on course fees, prerequisite unit requirements, prior learning and other course enquiries, speak to our course advisors on 1300 534 363

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