Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Joinery, Shopfitting and Stairbuilding – Pre-apprenticeship (22145VIC) is combined with the Certificate II in Building and Construction - Carpentry (22216VIC) offering a dual qualification. Build a future in carpentry, joinery, stairbuilding and shopfitting to become the apprentice every site manager wants to employ on a diverse range of building projects.
Dual qualification in Carpentry and Joinery, Shopfitting and Stairbuilding
Design your career in Carpentry, Construction, Joinery, Shopfitting and Stairbuilding with the Certificate II in Building and Construction – Carpentry and Certificate II in Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding (pre-apprenticeship). The overarching aim of the combined course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment, leading onto completing an apprenticeship in carpentry or in the joinery, shopfitting and stairbuilding industries (or combination of these competencies).
The practical skills component of the course will be achieved through the construction and observation of the following projects:
- saw stool
- floor frame
- wall frames
- pitched roofs
- panelled door
- window frame
- plus other practical work
When you successfully complete the dual qualification you are eligible for articulation and credit transfer towards the Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211), Certificate III in Joinery (CPC31912) or Certificate III in Shopfitting (CPC31812).
Frame your career
Possible career paths from this dual pre-apprenticeship qualification, include:
- registered builder
- labourer and other trades
Training industry professionals
You will have a unique learning opportunity to work on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg campus. Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff are qualified and industry experienced with practical, hands-on focus and you will receive in-depth, professional training in order to become an asset to any employer in your construction career.
Enjoy our progressive teaching techniques and facilities, including
- full-size, real-to-life working projects – ask us about ‘the barn’ and one of the southern hemisphere’s largest sand-pits
- computer labs for theory application and classes
- tools and equipment
Melbourne Polytechnic’s dual qualification pre-apprenticeship courses are recognised by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association (MBA).
There is no workplacement requirement within this course.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsApplicants must be over 15 years of age to apply. Preference is given to students who have at least completed Year 10. Sponsorship may be obtained before training takes place. A sponsor is the prospective employer who assures the pre-apprentice employment after the first 16 weeks of Melbourne Polytechnic training. Sponsorship is not compulsory for entry into this course. This course is available as part of a combined qualification with the Certificate II in Furniture Making or Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry).
Assessment MethodsAssessment for this course is competency based. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate competence by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical projects.
MaterialsLearning resources and text books are supplied as part of your enrolment and material fees.
Students are required to supply:
- overalls, workpants or workshorts (with designated pocket for 1m folding rule etc.)
- sleeved shirt or t-shirt (strictly NO SINGLETS)
- leather safety footwear- (steel capped boots not essential)
- clear safety glasses- compliant with relevant Australian Standards
- hearing protection- compliant with relevant Australian Standards (ear muffs or buds)
- 2 Pocket Nail Bag
- claw hammer- typically 24oz Estwing or similar
- 8mt measuring tape- typically Stanley or Lufkin
- sliding bevel
- combination square- 30cm
- 10- 12pt panel saw
- carpenters pencil
- chisel holder
- 32mm bevel chisel- typically Stanley, Bahco or Irwin Marples
- No 2 nail punch
- 1mt folding ruler
- carpenters tool bag - to carry/transport items above
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the dual qualification provides a pathway to the Certificate III in Joinery (CPC31912), Certificate III in Shopfitting (CPC31812) and Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211) as an apprentice.
- Possible apprenticeship in Carpentry, Joinery, Shopfitting or Stairbuilding
- Building and Construction labourer
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCA2001A||HANDLE CARPENTRY MATERIALS||16|
|CPCCCA2002A||USE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||96|
|CPCCCM1002A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1004A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1005A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCCM2006A||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCOHS1001A||WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCSH2002A||USE ALUMINIUM SECTIONS FOR FABRICATION||40|
|CUVCRS04B||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||50|
|HLTFA201A||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||8|
|HLTFA211A||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||8|
|VU20558||PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE JOINERY/SHIPFITTING/STAIRBUILDING INDUSTRY||24|
|VU20559||SET UP AND OPERATE STATIC MACHINES||40|
|VU20560||CARRY OUT BASIC CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES FOR THE JOINERY/SHOPFITTING/STAIRBUILDING INDUSTRY||120|
|VU20561||CONSTRUCT BASIC DOORS AND WINDOWS||48|
|VU20562||CONSTRUCT BASIC SHOPFITTING DISPLAY UNIT||48|
|VU20563||CONSTRUCT A BASIC STAIR||48|
|VU20955||WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION||34|
|VU20957||CALCULATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|VU20958||PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||16|
|VU20959||COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|VU20960||INTRODUCTION TO SCAFFOLDING AND WORKING PLATFORMS||24|
|VU20962||QUALITY PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||8|
|VU20963||SAFE HANDLING AND USE OF PLANT AND SELECTED PORTABLE POWER TOOLS||16|
|VU20964||WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS AND PLANS||20|
|VU20971||CARPENTRY HAND TOOLS||80|
|VU20972||CARPENTRY POWER TOOLS||64|
|VU20973||BASIC SETTING OUT||24|
|VU20978||INSTALLATION OF WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES||24|
|VU20980||INTRODUCTION TO DEMOLITION||16|
|VU20981||FORMWORK FOR CONCRETING||40|
|VU20982||BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN CARPENTRY||16|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.