CPC qualifications with extended transition periods

The following list of Construction, Plumbing and Services (CPC) training package qualifications have had their transition period extended until the 27th of November, 2022.

CPC20712 Certificate II in Drainage
CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging
CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging
CPC30911 Certificate III in Scaffolding
CPC31111 Certificate III in Steel fixing
CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
CPC31712 Certificate III in Post-Tensioning
CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery
CPC32011 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
CPC32211 Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs)
CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing
CPC32513 Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services)
CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
CPC32713 Certificate III in Gas Fitting
CPC32813 Certificate III in Fire Protection
CPC32912 Certificate III in Construction Crane Operations
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)
CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
CPC50308 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
CPC50412 Diploma of Plumbing and Services
CPC50509 Diploma of Fire Systems Design
CPC50612 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry: Industry Validation

builders on top of building discussing plans

Obtaining a White Card requires the successful completion of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry unit of competency, delivered by various RTOs around the country. The unit equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enter construction sites.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), has commissioned the Construction Industry Reference Committee to consider three issues:

  • updating and strengthening assessment conditions to clearly outline industry endorsed assessment methods. This should include enhancing how performance evidence and knowledge evidence are written to effectively provide consistent methods of assessment and detailing specific assessment conditions
  • including processes regarding learner identity verification
  • providing more information on how to support the needs of students with poor Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills and students with disability

The AISC’s has commissioned this work to address industry concerns around assessment quality, online identity fraud, and appropriate consideration for language and literacy.

Project status
A technical advisory group has been formed and proposed changes to the assessment conditions and additional content for the companion volume implementation guide (CVIG). In December 2020 consultations were opened to gather feedback on the proposed changes. The TAG has now considered the feedback and amended its proposed changes accordingly.
All documents relating to the review are available to download on the project web page.

How can I get involved
We are very interested in hearing your response to the proposed updates. Please provide feedback by 9am on Monday 19 April 2021.

We will be holding a webinar on Tuesday 13 April at 2pm (AEDT) to discuss the project and expand on how the TAG designed the current proposal. Please register to attend.

Strata Community Management Project: Industry Validation

professionals with apartment block

Consultations March 2021

  • Validation Survey: 16 - 31 March
  • Webinar: 25 March, 12pm

As part of our Strata Community Management Project, we are seeking industry feedback on the proposed CPP40521 Certificate IV in Strata Community Management and units of competency.

The scope of the project also includes deletion of the CPP50316 Diploma of Strata Community Management however, industry consultation is indicating a desire to retain and update this qualification. The CPP30416 Certificate III in Strata Community Management will be deleted.

The working group has looked closely at the functions, skills and knowledge covered by the Certificate IV qualification to update and improve occupational outcomes for industry. This work has resulted in changes to the packaging arrangements to better align the qualification with contemporary practices and emerging skills needs in strata community management. Units of competency identified as fundamental to the occupation have been significantly updated and modified to ensure they reflect specific strata community management requirements. All documents for review are available to download on the Strata Community Management Project Page.

We are very interested in hearing your response to the proposed updated Certificate IV. We would also like to hear your opinion on the retention or deletion of the Diploma of Strata Community Management CPP50316. Please provide feedback by C.O.B. Wednesday 31 March 2021.

We will be holding a webinar on Thursday 25 March at midday (AEDT) to discuss the project and expand on how the working group designed the current proposal. Please register to attend.

NCVER Vocational Voices Podcast

Recently Artibus Innovation CEO David Morgan joined Professor John Buchanan, Simon Walker, and Steve Davis for a conversation about vocational clusters and how they could work in vocational education and training. The episode is now available - details below.

Episode 4, Season 5: Rationalising VET qualifications: support for a clustered model

Steve Davis, Simon Walker, Prof John Buchanan, David Morgan 2 December 2020 (31 mins)

Are there too many underutilised qualifications in the Australian VET system? Are some qualifications past their expiration date?

One method of reducing qualifications involves grouping them into vocational clusters so individuals can train for several jobs at once. This approach also creates greater transferability of skills in the labour market.

Do we have the appetite for such transformative change? Is there a role for good quality training that may sit outside the formal national training system?

Steve Davis talks to Professor John Buchanan, Business School, University of Sydney, David Morgan, CEO, Artibus Innovation and Simon Walker, Managing Director, NCVER about the notion of ‘clustering’ qualifications into vocational streams for a range of occupations and how it could be achieved.

The Vocational Voices Podcast is available on the NCVER website

CPCCWHS1001- Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Webinars

On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation is reviewing and updating two of the training package components of the above unit of competency. CPCCWHS1001 underpins the issuing of a ‘white card’.  The components being considered are the assessment conditions and the companion volume implementation guide. Further detail is available here.

Artibus Innovation will be holding webinars to discuss this review at 2.00 pm AEDT on:

Thursday 17th December 2020
Thursday 21st January 2021

Click on your preferred date to register.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

The proposed changes are now available for review and comment here until 1 February 2021.

Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package update NOW LIVE

CPC Release 5.0 is now available on the
National Register

This includes the latest qualifications in:

  • Brick and Block / Stonemasonry 
  • Building and Construction 
  • Construction Pathways
  • Carpentry and Joinery 
  • Completion Services 
    • Construction Waterproofing
    • Roof Tiling
    • Solid Plastering
    • Wall and Ceiling Lining
    • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Demolition
  • High Risk Work
    • Rigging
    • Scaffolding
    • Steelfixing
    • Construction Crane Operations
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plumbing and Fire Services
  • Swimming Pool and Spa Building
  • Concreting
  • Shopfitting

Pending Ministerial Approval, CPC Release 6.0 should soon follow which includes:

  • Building Surveying
  • BIM. The addition of three Building Information Modelling units; CPCBIM4001 Plan to comply with BIM requirements for construction work, CPCBIM4002 Use BIM processes to carry out construction work and CPCBIM4003 Contribute to BIM deliverables for construction work as general elective units for:
    • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction and
    • CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Should you have any questions or comments about the latest releases please email us and Artibus Innovation will respond as soon as possible.

Update on CPC and CPP Training Package releases

The Property Services and Construction, Plumbing and Services Industry Reference Committees have reviewed the upcoming releases to ensure, where possible, that the latest version of an imported unit is used. The CPC components will be under Release 5 and Building Design will be CPP Release 11.0.

  • CPC
    • Brick and Block / Stonemasonry
    • Building and Construction
    • Construction Pathways
    • Carpentry and Joinery
    • Completion Services
      • Construction Waterproofing
      • Roof Tiling
      • Solid Plastering
      • Wall and Ceiling Lining
      • Wall and Floor Tiling
    • Demolition
    • High Risk Work
      • Rigging
      • Scaffolding
      • Steelfixing
    • Construction Crane Operations
    • Painting and Decorating
    • Plumbing and Fire Services
    • Swimming Pool and Spa Building
    • Concreting
    • Shopfitting
  • CPP
    • Building Design

The components of these projects are undergoing a final proof-read before going live on training.gov.au, which is anticipated before the end of next week.

The following endorsed projects are awaiting Ministerial sign-off and will be also added to the register in the very near future:

  • Building Information Modelling (CPC) – to be added as general elective units to:
    • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction and
    • CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Building Surveying (CPC)
  • Surveying and Spatial Information Services (CPP)

In line with Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy, the CPP and CPC qualifications already on the national register will have imported equivalent elective units updated but not the core or non-equivalent elective units. A full review is required to update these components.

Companion Volume Implementation Guides Draft User Manuals

We’ve been working on ways to make the Companion Volume Implementation Guides (CVIG) more useful across the various stakeholder groups, and so have been developing an online User Manual to assist. Our main focus is on improving ease of access to the information contained within the CVIGs, as well as including supporting materials provided by stakeholders. There are a range of users who rely on the CVIG, so we have tailored the User Manuals to meet these various needs by dividing the CVIGs by user group.

The 2 key aspects to the draft User Manuals are the breakdown of information by user group and the addition of supporting information.

The breakdown of the CVIG material by user group is aimed at streamlining navigation through to the most relevant material. A full version of the recent CVIG is contained in the first tab, so you have easy reference to it at all times.

The addition of supporting materials is intended to aid interpretation and delivery. At the moment, additional materials are included in the text, but we are anticipating featuring them more prominently, and attributing all extra materials to the individual or organisation who provided it.

The user manual is very much a work in progress, and we need your input – tell us what you think works, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to see added.

To do this, go to the CVIG User feedback survey here, where you’ll find links through to the draft CPC and CPP CVIG User Manuals as well as the feedback form. Your responses will be invaluable in further developing and finalising the structure and the content of the CVIG User Manuals.

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