Course Overview

If you have been working in the construction industry and have general skills in joinery, shopfitting, bricklaying or other construction areas, the CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction is a good entry point for a pathway to a full trade qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you already have. Our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

With RPL you can complete the CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction within 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you eligible for fee-free training?

This course may be subsidised by the NSW Government Smart and Skilled initiative. If you are eligible for the government subsidy, your student fee will be determined by the NSW Government.

Smart and Skilled prices are subject to funding availability. A quote of applicable fees and funding will be provided prior to enrolment.

A general guide to fees for this qualification pathway is as follows:

NSW Government Smart and Skilled Subsidy Indicative Pricing

If you do not hold a previous qualification

FROM $720.00*

If you do hold a previous qualification

FROM $860.00*

Indicative Pricing without NSW Government Subsidy

Master Builders Member Rate


Non-Member Rate


*Student fees will increase if you are assessed as ‘not yet competent’ by Recognition of Prior Learning in any unit/s of competency and are required to undertake classroom or distance-based training and assessment. Fees may increase on a pro-rata basis per unit of competency to a maximum of $1,620.00.

Note: On enrolment, you will be invoiced for $1,500.00. This consists of a $1,000.00 non-refundable administration fee.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. Simply follow our RPL kit and provide video and photographic evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you have. Plus, our industry expert assessors review your submission and provide feedback if we require more information or clarification.

The assessment practical activities are very specific and require you to have access to your workplace and a variety of job tasks. These tasks relate to the practical components of each unit of competency, and you must be able to have access to tools, equipment and materials necessary to carry out the tasks.

To participate you will need a laptop or computer with internet access to login. With our RPL program you can submit all the required assessment knowledge questions, practical activities and evidence in our online student system.

Watch our video for tips on how to gather evidence for your RPL kit.

Examples of the types of evidence that you will need to gather will depend on the qualification you are completing, however, examples could include:

  • Video footage of your performing tasks on site
  • Time-lapse photos of you performing tasks on site
  • Certificates you have already gained 
  • Project management documentation

Watch our video for tips on the types of evidence you need to gather for your RPL kit.

This program has been designed to formally recognise your skills in general construction work.

It also provides a pathway to progress into a Certificate III trade qualification.

Nationally recognised qualifications can benefit your opportunities in employment. Upon successful completion of this RPL program you will be awarded with a CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction.

Master Builders applies the following entry requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 years full-time (or equivalent) construction related experience in the construction industry (experience must be within the last 10 years)
  • Valid White Card (general construction induction card)
  • Currently working on active construction projects
  • Provide details of 2 qualified/licensed referees within Construction to confirm your work history/experience who have worked with you for 12 months or more. 
  • Answer at least 80% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process 

Apply for your USI prior to application.

This program must be completed within 6 months.

To achieve this, the knowledge-based assessment is required to be completed and submitted within 2 months and all evidence is to be submitted within 5 months.

Here is a list of the full units of competency in this course:




Use construction tools and equipment


Apply basic levelling procedures


Work safely at Heights


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Works effectively and sustainable in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications 


Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry


Carry out hand excavation


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Carry out basic demolition


Place and fix reinforcement materials


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


$1,800 / $2,000

Subsidies Available

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