CPC Release 6.3

It has been brought to our attention a query relating to the referencing of prerequisites across several units of competency in a number of qualifications. We have undertaken an audit and identified which qualifications will need to be amended. The typographical amendment will consist of adding or removing the prerequisite reference.

Amending the qualifications will require a minor release CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services: it will be Release 6.3 of the training package. We will advise you of the release shortly.

CPC31320 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC32320 Certificate III in Stonemasonry
CPCCOM1012Remove *
CPCCOM1013Remove *
CPCCOM1014Remove *
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying
CPCCOM1012Remove *
CPCCOM1013Remove *
CPCCOM1014Remove *
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC30820 Certificate III in Roof Tiling
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC31020 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
CPCCOM1012Remove *
CPCCOM1014Remove *
CPCCJN3100Add *
CPCCWC3004Add *
CPC31420 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
CPCCOM1012Remove *
CPCCOM1013Remove *
CPCCOM1014Remove *
CPCCOM2001Add *
CPCCCA3011Add *
CPC30120 Certificate III in Shopfitting
CPCCJN3100Add *
CPCCWC3004Add *

Reinstatement of deleted units: CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services

A backend fault occurred when CPC Construction, Plumbing and Services Release 6.2.

The following units of competency were unintentionally deleted from the CPC training package and have now been reinstated.

  1. CPCMCM8001 - Plan and manage complex projects
  2. CPCMCM8002 - Manage the quality of projects and processes
  3. CPCPCM5014 - Design sewer infrastructure systems
  4. CPCPDR3024 - Maintain and service domestic treatment plants and onsite sewerage facilities 
  5. CPCPFS4022 - Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems
  6. CPCPFS4023 - Commission fire system pumpsets
  7. CPCPFS4025 - Commission fire alarm and detection system interface devices
  8. CPCPFS4026 - Commission firefighting appliances
  9. CPCPFS4027 - Commission fire sprinkler systems
  10. CPCPFS5010 - Design fire-compliant hydraulic services
  11. CPCPFS5012 - Design fire hydrant and hose reel systems 
  12. CPCPPS5000 - Design gas bulk storage systems
  13. CPCPPS5001 - Design industrial gas systems 
  14. CPCSFS5008 - Create detailed designs for fire detection and warning systems
  15. CPCSFS5017 - Create detailed designs for foam suppression systems

ABCB releases new education resource for the VET sector

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released its new and improved educational resource ‘NCC Tutor’.

The improved NCC Tutor educational resource has been re-designed to better support educators in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector to train their students to use, understand and competently apply the National Construction Code (NCC).

The modules have been tailored to some of the Construction, Plumbing and Services (CPC, CPC08) and Property Services (CPP, CPP07) training packages that include competency requirements that relate to the NCC in the Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications. 

The resource has retained its PowerPoint presentation format, but adopted a more structured and targeted approach with less repetition of material across different modules, new in-class activities, more in-depth teaching notes and new ‘in-presentation’ quizzes. 

A key difference between the new NCC Tutor and its earlier editions, is that the 17 modules have been structured into three key learning areas:

  • Understanding – These core modules explain fundamental concepts and understandings about the NCC that are essential to understanding the remaining modules.
  • Using – These are practical modules that take trainees through the process on how to use a particular Volume to locate, interpret and apply different requirements.
  • Example – These modules contain a detailed worked example of how to locate, interpret and apply the requirements of a Volume to at least one real-world building project. 

The modules can assist educators to provide their students with additional in-class opportunities to review, discuss and apply their knowledge of the NCC. The modules have also been mapped to relevant units of competencies (UOCs) to better support educators’ need to test their students’ competencies against required knowledge and performance criteria in relevant UOCs.  

Up to 17 modules will be released in the coming months. 

Enhanced education to support the tertiary education sector Part of the ABCB’s response to the Building Confidence Report (the report) includes supporting the tertiary education sector through curriculum input and targeted resources to improve entry-level knowledge of the NCC. The CPP Skills Forecast also noted the report as a key driver for change, not only for the industry, but also for training. 

How can I access NCC Tutor?

NCC Tutor is specifically for use by educators from Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions and universities.

Interested RTO and TAFE providers and educators can request access to NCC Tutor by submitting an online enquiry to the ABCB. 

Request access to NCC Tutor.

The NCC Tutor modules have been tailored to suit some of the Construction, Plumbing and Services (CPC, CPC08) and Property Services (CPP, CPP07) training packages at Certificate IV and Diploma levels. The modules have been mapped to relevant units of competencies (UOCs) to better support educators’ need to test their students’ competencies against required knowledge and performance criteria in relevant UOCs. 

Find out more: https://www.abcb.gov.au/Initiatives/All/education/NCC-Tutor

CPC User Manual

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.

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.

Newly endorsed training products

These projects were endorsed at the October 2020 meeting of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and will be available on training.gov.au in the near future.

Construction, Plumbing and Services

  • Building Information Modelling (3 units of competency, 1 skill set)
  • Building Surveying (1 updated qualification, 1 skill set)

Property Services

  • Surveying and Spatial Information Services (6 updated qualifications)

Pending update to National Register

We appreciate the patience of stakeholders who are awaiting the release of endorsed CPC and CPP training package materials onto the National Register.

We have been working with the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to synchronise training package releases to minimise the use of superseded units of competency in newly released qualifications.  Both the Property Services and Construction, Plumbing and Services Industry Reference Committees are finalising consideration of BSB and HLT units which are called upon either as Core units or non-equivalent elective units to ensure they are still fit for purpose.

Imported elective units, which remain equivalent, have been updated and will be reflected in the qualifications.

We anticipate National Register updates to the Property Services and Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Packages will take place around mid-November.

The Silica Safety Project is now underway

We’re getting started on our Silica project here at Artibus Innovation, looking into the best ways of addressing the hazards of Silica exposure in the Construction training package.

If you’re interested in being involved, or have information you’d like to share, get in touch with our Silica Safety Project Manager Charles Donnelly at charles@artibus.com.au

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