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The Certificate II in Construction Pathways will provide you with skills and knowledge across a range of trade occupations, such as joinery, shopfitting, carpentry and bricklaying.

It will give you a chance to sample a variety of trade skills and help you find your career path in a highly employable sector.

You'll learn the best work health and safety practices, how to correctly use tools, and learn about the materials you will be working with.

You will understand the job, and what is required of you and be able to effectively communicate with your work-mates.

This qualification’s core units will meet the requirements, and provide credits in most Certificate III qualifications - apprenticeship courses - in building and construction trades.

You’ll gain an understanding of building skills and principles and be exposed to common scenarios you’ll experience on the job.

Our teachers are industry experts that have worked in the field. Here at Holmesglen, we structure our courses to use our real-world working environments so you're prepared to enter into an apprenticeship and begin your trade.

This is a Free TAFE course 

Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.

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Course structure


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.





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


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Handle And Prepare Bricklaying And Blocklaying Materials


Use Bricklaying And Blocklaying Tools And Equipment


Use carpentry tools and equipment


Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Footings And Slabs On Ground


Handle Wall And Floor Tiling Materials


Use Wall And Floor Tiling Tools And Equipment

Code Name
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCBL2001AHandle And Prepare Bricklaying And Blocklaying Materials
CPCCBL2002AUse Bricklaying And Blocklaying Tools And Equipment
CPCCCA2002BUse carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2003AErect And Dismantle Formwork For Footings And Slabs On Ground
CPCCWF2001AHandle Wall And Floor Tiling Materials
CPCCWF2002AUse Wall And Floor Tiling Tools And Equipment

How a certificate II course can help with your DIY goals

Find out where a certificate II in construction can take you

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.


You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.



On completion, you will receive the Certificate II in Construction Pathways.


Students can go on to a building and construction trade apprenticeship.


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Government subsidised




Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Carpentry and Joinery Open Days

Holmesglen is the most comprehensive provider of carpentry and building courses in Victoria. From our state-of-the-art carpentry training facilities to our experienced teachers and industry connections, we'll give you the hands on skills and technical expertise valued in this growing and dynamic sector. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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