From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) is offered in conjunction with the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) (22338VIC). 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 streams 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 Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding). 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, joinery, shopfitting or stairbuilding industries.
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
- and other projects
When you successfully complete the dual stream you will be eligible for articulation and credit transfers towards the Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211), Certificate III in Joinery (CPC31912) or Certificate III in Shopfitting (CPC30116).
Frame for your career
Possible career paths include:
- registered builder
- labourer and other trades
Training industry professionals
You will have the fantastic opportunity of working on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg campus, with some units taken at Epping campus.
Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff are qualified and industry experienced with a practical hands-on focus meaning you 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
- dedicated formwork for concreting
- computer labs for theory application and classes
- tools and equipment
Note: There is no work placement requirement for this course.
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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)
A basic kit of hand tools is also required, including
- 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
Entrance RequirementsApplicants must be over 15 years of age to apply. Preference is given to students who have completed at least Year 10.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course provides a pathway to the Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211)
- Carpentry Apprenticeship
- Building and Construction labourer
- Dual qualification provides further possibility for apprenticeship
- Pathways to Joinery, shopfitting or stairbuilding
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.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2006||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|CUAACD303||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||50|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||12|
|VU22014||PREPARE TO WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||16|
|VU22015||INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS||25|
|VU22016||ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS||24|
|VU22022||IDENTIFY AND HANDLE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||100|
|VU22023||PERFORM BASIC SETTING OUT||24|
|VU22024||CONSTRUCT BASIC SUB-FLOOR||48|
|VU22025||CONSTRUCT BASIC WALL FRAMES||48|
|VU22026||CONSTRUCT A BASIC ROOF FRAME||40|
|VU22027||INSTALL BASIC EXTERNAL CLADDING||24|
|VU22028||INSTALL BASIC WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES||24|
|VU22029||INSTALL INTERIOR FIXINGS||40|
|VU22030||CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION OF TIMBER STRUCTURES||20|
|VU22031||CONSTRUCT BASIC FORMWORK FOR CONCRETING||40|
|VU22059||USE ALUMINIUM SECTIONS FOR FABRICATION||40|
|VU22060||OPERATE BASIC STATIC MACHINES||60|
|VU22061||CARRY OUT BASIC CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES||60|
|VU22062||CONSTRUCT BASIC DOORS AND WINDOWS||40|
|VU22063||CONSTRUCT A BASIC SHOPFITTING DISPLAY UNIT||40|
|VU22064||CONSTRUCT A BASIC STAIR||40|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.