Certificate II in Construction Pathways


Your Building and Construction Career Starts Here

Your pathway into building and construction

  • Ready to start your career in construction?
  • Want job ready skills to get an Apprenticeship?
  • Love working outdoors?

This Nationally Recognised qualification is the starting point for anyone serious about a career in construction. It covers the fundamental skills of working in the industry as a trades assistant or labourer.

Not to mention, this course is the perfect segway into a Trade Apprenticeship. Throughout this course you will learn skills in reading plans, taking measurements and gain an understanding of the various construction stages.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Trade-qualified trainers who know their stuff
  • Hands on experience in a practical environment
  • Covers the fundament skills and knowledge needed when working in Construction
  • Entry-level course designed to prepare you for a Trade Apprenticeship

Job Prospects

Pathway to a Trade Apprenticeship
Trades Assistant

Study Mode

Online and Flexible Delivery

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Discover what it’s like to study construction.


I wanted to learn and experience a range of different skills to work out what I liked doing in a trade and to also improve my skills…”

Testimonial: Finn Russell
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This construction course is an entry-level qualification that aims to prepare you for a Trade Apprenticeship.

Ways to study

Pre-employment program

Open the door for full-time Apprenticeship opportunities with FTA’s pre-employment programs. These courses are specifically designed to build your capability and knowledge with job ready skills for your chosen trade.


Sometimes we like to do it old-school! If you’re better on the tools than on a computer – we’ve got your back! At FTA, we’re determined to ensure you learn how you learn best.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 5 core units and 5 elective units from the options below.

* Prerequisite Unit Required

Core Units (5)

  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction Industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCVE1011* Undertake a basic construction project
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Suggested Elective Units (5)

  • CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
  • CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCM1011 – Undertake basic estimation and costing
  • CPCCCM2004 – Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

Graduates are able to confidently seek out an Apprenticeship in any specialised construction Trades. From carpentry to tiling and waterproofing, this course gives to the foundation construction skills Employers look for.

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Fee for service: 3-6 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required
  • Workshop: 3 – 6 months

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Start your construction career with confidence

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in construction, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This construction course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.