North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010)
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Construction Worker | Casual Labourer | Handyman | Construction Apprentice
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Ready yourself for an apprenticeship and master the basics of construction with this online Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20211) course.
You will gain experience in carpentry, joinery and levelling through a series of tasks and assessments, including hands-on work on a simulated construction project.
This course gives you a great insight into the any areas of specialisation in the industry, allowing you to make an informed choice when pursuing a specialised apprenticeship.
This course is delivered by North Coast TAFE in partnership with Open Colleges, allowing you the flexibility to complete modules at your own pace. You'll also have access to the learning tool Trade Hub while you study.
You must be over 18 and have access to the appropriate tools and equipment for completion of this course.
You will also require access to a construction site to complete the practical components of this course.
In this construction course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
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"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20211) from North Coast TAFE.
This course will equip you with the basic skills required to start your career in construction. You will be able to pursue an apprenticeship in a specialised field of construction as the next step in your educational pathway.
Wondering where a career in building and construction could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
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