Certificate II in Construction Pathways - CPC20211
This is a pre-apprenticeship program.
Improve your employability with knowledge and practical skills in building and construction.
You’ll gain an understanding of fundamental building skills and principles, and be exposed to common scenarios you’ll experience on the job.
The program will give you a competitive advantage when applying for employment opportunities within the construction industry.
You’ll also be able to undertake further studies within building, construction, plumbing and carpentry.
You will be taught in a combination of workshop and theory classes, with an emphasis on hand skills.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester may include tests, oral classes, presentationsand practical assignments.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You’ll develop industry specific skills including:
- extra-low voltage circuits
- fabrication of utilities and components
- solving electrotechnology problems
- providing reports for the energy sector.
You’ll also gain basic knowledge about the refrigeration and air conditioning industry by completing learning experiences in:
- single phase 230v
- refrigeration tubing and fitting
- basic vapour compression systems
- basic operating conditions of air conditioning systems.
You’ll also gain knowledge and experience on work health and safety in the construction industry and the general electrical and refrigeration industries.
At the end of this program, you’ll enhance your opportunities for employment as an apprentice electrician, refrigeration/air conditioning mechanic or electrical/instrumentation technician.
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Program code: C2223
National curriculum code: CPC20211
You’ll be able to enter the building and construction industry and be employed as an apprentice carpenter, formworker, bricklayer or as a general labourer within the construction industry.
Most students go on to continue an apprenticeship in plumbing, carpentry, or other construction-related trades.
Free TAFE for priority courses
From January 1 2019, the Victorian Government is waiving tuition fees for this program, as well as other priority government-subsidised non-apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether it may affect you.
If you have any questions you can contact our Info Corner team.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2020 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$400* per annum
- 2020 government subsidised place: AU$2,000* per annum
- 2020 full-fee place: AU$6,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility criteria waver
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving two (2) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and already have a qualification, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.