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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Telephone02 9604 3333


Public Schools NSW, Ultimo Registered Training Organisation 90072

This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates. 
Notification of variations will be made in due time.

Course: Construction
2 or 4 Preliminary and/or HSC units in total
Board Developed Course
Category B for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

This course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation.


CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Based on Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Version Release 5 (CPC08 v9.5)


Units of Competency


CPCCCM1012A     Work effectively and sustainably in the Construction Industry

CPCCWHS2001    Apply WHS requirement, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A     Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A     Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A     Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A      Read and interpret plans and specifications



CPCCCA2011A     Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCA2003A     Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground

CPCCCO2013A   Carry out concreting to simple form

CPCCCA2002B   Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCJN2001A      Assemble components

CPCCJN2002B      Prepare for off-site manufacturing process


HSC credential in this course

CPCCCM2006B  Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Successful completion of this unit will lead to a General Construction Induction Card (White Card) from SafeWork NSW. This will allow student access to construction sites across Australia for work purposes.


Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or Credit Transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.

Recommended Entry Requirements

Students selecting this course should be interested in working in a construction environment. They should be able to carry out manual activities e.g. lifting, carrying and shifting loads of materials, climbing ladders and have the ability to use hand and power tools.  There will be out of class homework, research activities and assignments. Examples of occupations in the construction industry:

  • building
  • bricklaying                      
  • concreting                  
  • carpentry                    
  • shop fitting
  • joinery               

Mandatory HSC Course Requirements

Students must complete 240 indicative hours of course work and a minimum of 70 hours work placement. Students who do not meet these requirements will be `N` determined as required by the NESA. The SafeWork NSW General Construction Induction Card (White Card) is a mandatory requirement before commencing work placement.  

External Assessment (optional HSC examination for ATAR purposes)

The Higher School Certificate examination for Construction is only available after completion of 240 indicative hours and will involve a written examination consisting of multiple-choice, short answers and extended response items. The examination is independent of the competency-based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive a vocational qualification.

Competency-Based Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above.  To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency they can effectively carry out competency.   When a student achieves a unit of competency it is signed off by the assessor.

Appeals and Complaints

Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) appeal or a compliant about an assessment decision or other decisions through the VET teacher.

Course Costs:  Resources $                                Consumables $   75                                               Other (eg: White Card) $  99                          Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis              Please see your VET teacher to enquire about financial assistance.

A school-based traineeship and apprenticeship are available in this course, for more information: http://www.sbatinnsw.info/

Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the  NESA  website at http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet/course-exclusions