Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. The course could be free for the student if they meet the eligibility requirements as listed below.

Quality training in construction will be commencing Certificate II in Construction training from the 3rd of August 2021 to the 22nd of October 2021. Information sessions regarding the training will be held on the 15th and 21st of July, 3-6pm.

The Certificate II in construction qualification provides an occupational outcome and a range of support tasks applicable to most construction work sites. With the certificate II in Construction, students may gain entry level positions on a construction site as a labourer. This training will provide you with the skills and experience required to excel in that role. Once you have completed the certificate you will be confident that you will be able to walk straight on to a work site and excel in your job from day one.

 To obtain the Certificate II in construction, the following units must be completed through the training provided:

  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCBL2001 Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials
  • CPCCCM2005 Use construction tools and equipment
  • CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools

After having satisfactorily completing these units, you will be awarded with the certificate II in construction. Having connections in multiple areas of the construction industry and its supporting industries, the trainers will be able to help you find you immediate employment that will utilize your newly acquired skills.

Free services also included in the Certificate II training by Quality Training in Construction are a specialised body strengthening fitness program provided by CrossFit coach Scotty Williams, and counselling by qualified therapist Brenda Searle. The fitness program will prepare your body for the rigorous nature of construction work, making sure that when you first begin work you will be fit and ready to do so. The counselling service is incredibly beneficial to prepare you for any mental barriers that may otherwise prevent you from doing your best.

If you find yourself not enjoying the building industry, then there are other employment opportunities that we can assist you in pursuing. Whatever industry you find yourself in, the skills you acquire for working as part of a team throughout the units will be invaluable in your career.

With all of these services and training provided by Quality Training in Construction, you will be at the top of your game and prepared to take on a new career with the confidence to know that you’ll succeed.

For more information on this exciting opportunity to progress your skills and start a new career, attend the information sessions on either the 15th or 21st of July, 3-6pm. 6 Lyell St, Fyshwick, ACT 2906.


Lynne Sheffield: 0407 049899

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Eligibility requirements for Skilled Capital course funding:

As a minimum a student must, for the duration of the enrolment, be:

  1. a) an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months, or
  2. b) a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible, and
  3. c) living or working in the ACT, and
  4. d) at least 15 years of age, and
  5. e) not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student:
  6. i) is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
  7. ii) has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an approved ASBA pathway.Further Information

Further information:

Quality Training in Construction (QTiC) will undertake the course in a large area in which to provide adequate social distancing for students.

If we are to undertake further lockdowns due to Covid 19; Quality Training in Construction will commence training via video lessons (Zoom) at home and complete course work online.

For students to undertake video lessons, they will need to be have an online capable smart phone with data.

For online course work a tablet/ipad and data is required, we suggest max 50gb per month; this is a guide only. Where students do not have a smartphone/tablet/ipad and are unable to obtain a smartphone/tablet/ipad, QTiC has a couple of tablets that could be lent to students. Any damage to, or non-return of, tablets will need to be paid for by the student ($300).

QTiC will also have hard copy course material that students can complete at home if they prefer.

At all times Quality Training in Construction will consider, and consult, with students with respect to their concerns around social distancing and Covid-19 and completing the course.

Skills Canberra have provided the following advice in their Frequently asked Questions section of their website in relation to Registered Training Organisations and delivering face to face training.

Is my RTO still able to deliver face-to-face training?

The Australian Government has placed certain restrictions on gatherings and businesses. Currently, these restrictions do not apply to education institutions.

It is ultimately up to individual RTOs to decide whether they remain open based on their own risk assessment of the situation. However, ASQA recommends that RTOs consider the development and delivery of remote (for example, online and distance learning) training and assessment where they are able to, and delay face-to-face delivery for the time being.

The Australian Government has stressed that the measures of practicing good hygiene and keeping a physical distance between individuals are in place to fight this virus.

We understand that an RTO’s capacity and capability to transition to remote training and assessment is varied and in some areas, online or distance learning will not be a viable long term solution given the applied application and practical nature of vocational education and training. In particular, training products, led by industry, often have stringent requirements regarding demonstration of competence particularly in areas where services are provided to vulnerable groups or to protect the safety of workers. In addition, many training products require students to have access to simulated work environments to demonstrate competence prior to being able to enter the workplace.

RTOs will need to review their training arrangements to assess the degree to which it can be transitioned to flexible delivery arrangements and, where attendance is required (to provide supervision or access to specialised equipment), manage this in accordance with social distancing protocols.

Should your RTO continue to deliver face-to-face, you should make adjustments to the classroom to create more space between people, for example by ensuring desks or work stations are adequately separated (4 square metres).

RTOs should also consider increasing cleaning, particularly of classrooms, toilets, common areas, door handles and equipment.

Any student who is unwell, or who is required to self-isolate, must not attend class and must be sent home.

The Australian Government Department of Health has released Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for employers and others to help stop the spread.

Further advice is also available on the ACT Government’s COVID-19 website.

Please refer to for our detailed Pandemic Risk Assessment for the CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction.