Do you want to explore a trade in carpentry or bricklaying, but not sure where your talents lay?

52824WA Certificate II Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) is Skill Hire’s elite construction training program, a pre-apprenticeship course designed to you ready for an apprenticeship and a trade career, while exploring your options.

Course overview

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to begin your career in the construction industry and transition into an apprenticeship.

52824WA Certificate II Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) offers two pathways – carpentry and joinery, or bricklaying / blocklaying. You will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed to get started in your trade of choice and then choose your preferred specialisation.

This course is hands-on, covering the key skills needed by employers in the construction industry. By week four, participants can select their pathway and Skill Hire, as a registered Group Training Organisation (GTO), is then uniquely placed to help find a host employer for real life work placement experience.

Duration and commitment

The course is delivered in our customised Forrestfield training facility over 16 weeks, with participants required to attend training four days per week. Learning consists of 12 weeks hands on training provided onsite at our purpose-built training facility delivered by highly experienced and qualified trainers. Participants will finish the program with a four-week work placement experience and are encouraged to get the most out of this experience as it can lead to an opportunity for employment. Participants will be required to follow site inductions as required by the host employer for their placement and will need to make their own way to and from their work placement.

Study mode

Face-to-Face | Workplace.

Entry requirements

All potential participants are interviewed by Skill Hire prior to being accepted into the program. Set intake periods and maximum class numbers apply to this course. Age exemptions apply to this course. Students must be at least 15 years of age. Students of school age will be required to obtain a Notice of Arrangement (NOA) or Exemption for permission to leave school and attend the program is required for certain birth dates. These are updated annually, please visit the relevant course page at skillhire.com.au to view these dates.

Learner resources

All learning resources, materials and laptops required for training will be supplied by Skill Hire for use during the program. Participants will be required to wear their own steal toe capped boots and bring with them their lunch and a drink. Hi visibility vests, safety glasses and hard hats will be provided by Skill Hire for the duration of training. Participants may need to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for work placement as required by the employer.

Course fees

Fees apply. Please refer to the Skill Hire Indicative Fees. Fees are subject to change. This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative allowing eligible students to access discounted course fees.

Study pathways

Learners can go on to study CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery or CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying / Blocklaying, both offered by Skill Hire through an apprenticeship.

Recommended course structure

CORE UNITSThese are compulsory units, all students.• CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry• CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry• CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry• CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work• CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication• CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations• CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications• ASBAWA201 Practice asbestos awareness in the construction industryTRADE TECHNICAL UNITSCARPENTRY AND JOINERY• CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment• CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials• CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding• CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights• CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools• CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting outBRICKLAYING/BLOCKLAYING• CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials• CPCCBL2002 Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment• CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures• CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding• CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms• CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out


More information or to enrol

To learn more about this course or other training options that may suit you or to enrol, call (08) 9376 2800 or email training@skillhire.com.au.

This course is partially funded under traineeship program through the Department of Training and Workforce Development.


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