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This curriculum framework includes courses that are accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational qualifications. This is known as dual accreditation.

Units of competencies (compulsory)

  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures
  • CPCCCM1002A – Work effectively in the general construction industry
  • CPCCCM1003A – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1004A – Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1005A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2005A – Use construction tools and equipment
  • CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry


  • CPCCCA2001A – Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA2003A – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCA3002A – Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCM2004A – Handle construction materials
  • CPCCCM2006A – Apply basic leveling procedures
  • CPCCCO2003A – Carry out concreting to simple forms

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning provided suitable evidence is submitted.


Students who undertake the Construction Pathways course and are assessed as competent in the above units of competency will be eligible for a Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20208). Students who do not achieve competency in all the above units will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment towards Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20208).

There are eight Employability Skills

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • initiative and enterprise
  • planning and organising
  • self-management
  • learning and 
  • technology.  

A summary of the employability skills developed through this qualification can be downloaded from http://employabilityskills.training.com.au

Mandatory course requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of work placement. Students who do not meet these requirements will be `N` determined as required by the Board of Studies. Students must gain the mandatory Work Cover Construction Induction Certificate, (the white card) as well as general OHS training and site-specific OHS induction before being allowed onto a work site.

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 that they can effectively carry out tasks to industry standard. Students will be progressively assessed as ‘competent' or ‘not yet competent' in individual units of competency. When a student achieves a unit of competency it is signed off by the assessor.


Students may lodge an appeal about assessment decisions through their VET teacher.

External Assessment (optional HSC examination)

The Higher School Certificate examination for Construction (240 indicative hours) will involve a written examination consisting of multiple-choice items, short answers, and extended response items. The questions will be based on the compulsory units of competency and HSC Requirements and Advice detailed in the syllabus. 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 but may be used in the calculation of the ATAR.


  • Students may not undertake the same or equivalent unit of competency in more than one VET course.
  • The Construction Pathways Curriculum Framework contains some common units with the Business Services, Entertainment Industry, and Primary Industries Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Industrial Technology (Building and Construction Industries).