Qualifications to be implemented together

The AISC communique for its February 25 meeting has been released. One Property IRC project (Building Design) and eight Construction IRC projects were reviewed.

We are pleased to announce that a large number of projects have been approved—albeit with conditions for some qualifications.

These projects involved consultation with a range of stakeholders–including employers, industry associations, workers, contractors, unions, training organisations, regulators, and more.

The IRCs would like to thank everyone who has participated. In particular, they’d like to express their appreciation to members of the technical advisory groups, who have given great amounts of time and energy to reviewing  and improving training package components.

In the next few days  Artibus will be providing advice on our strategies and time frames for addressing any further work required to finalise approvals.

Project Outcomes

In addition to any other conditions listed, the AISC has ruled that CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry is to be removed as a core unit from all construction qualifications before they are endorsed.

Building Design

Submission:

Updated Graduate Diploma in Building Design.

New qualification: Advanced Diploma in Building Design.

Deletion of Graduate Certificate in Building Design.

Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting updated and renamed to Certificate IV in Residential Drafting.

AISC decision:

Approved

Submission:

Updated Diploma of Building Design

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved pending approval of one unit, CPCCBC4015 Prepare specifications for all construction works.

Bricklaying, Block Laying and Stonemasonry

Submission:

Updated Certificate III in Bricklaying and Block Laying

Updated Certificate III in Stonemasonry

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (see conditions of approval above).

Also, safety requirements including wall size dimensions are to be changed in three core units.

Building and Construction

Approval of all qualifications in the building and construction project is conditional on changes to the unit CPCCBC4008 Supervise communication and administration processes for building and construction projects (removal of the requirement for onsite assessment).

Submission:

New Certificate IV in Building Project Support and Certificate IV in Building and Construction to replace the existing four building and construction Certificate IVs.

AISC decision:

Certicate IV in Building Project Support conditionally approved (pending changes to CPCCBC4008). Certificate IV in Building and Construction requires further work to support the two specialisations of builder and site manager.

Submission:

Updated Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Updated Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Updated Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (pending changes to CPCCBC4008).

Building Completions:

Five qualifications approved.

Carpentry and Joinery

Further work is required on the two proposed qualifications.

Construction Pathways

Three qualifications approved.

Demolition

Two qualifications approved.

High risk work

Four qualifications approved (with some conditions on the Certificate III in Construction Crane Operations). Deletion of two qualifications approved.

Painting and Decorating

One qualification approved.

Conditions of approval for the following qualifications

Approval of all the following qualifications (High Risk, Building Completions, Construction Pathways, Brick/Block/Stonemasonry, Carpentry and Joinery, Demolition, and Painting and Decorating) is conditional on:

  • removal of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry as a core unit
  • any core units updated in other qualifications being approved.

AISC directed that CPCCWHS1001 be noted in the qualification description as a requirement for general induction training in the construction industry.

High Risk Work

Submission:

Updated Certificate III in Construction Crane Operations

Updated Certificate III in Rigging,

Updated Certificate III in Steelfixing

Updated Certificate III in Scaffolding

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (see conditions of approval above).

Also, any content removed from the units Licence to operate a tower crane and Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane should be reinstated, and these two units should be reviewed by Safe Work Australia.

Submission:

Deletion of Certificate III in Post Tensioning

Deletion of Certificate III in Dogging

AISC decision:

Approved.

Building Completions

Submission:

Updated Certificate III in Roof Tiling

Updated Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Updated Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Updated Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Updated Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (see conditions of approval above).

Demolition

Submission:

Updated Certificate III in Demolition

Updated Certificate IV in Demolition

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (see conditions of approval above).

Painting and Decorating

Submission:

Updated Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (see conditions of approval above).

Construction Pathways

Submission:

Updated Certificate I in Construction

Updated Certificate II in Construction

Updated Certificate II in Construction Pathways

AISC decision:

Conditionally approved (see conditions of approval above).

Carpentry and Joinery

Submission:

Updated Certificate III in Carpentry (replacing current Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery and Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework)

Updated Certificate III in Joinery (replacing current Certificate III in Joinery and Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs))

AISC decision:

Neither qualification was approved.

Further consultation is required on the packaging rules of the Certificate II in Carpentry to ensure it meets employer needs and supports the viability of apprenticeships.