Courses

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry & Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding)

22338VIC

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.

Joinery on Ceiling

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 (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
  • stairs
  • formwork
  • and other competencies

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:

  • carpenter
  • joiner
  • shopfitter
  • stairbuilder
  • 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

Recognised by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association (MBA).

Note: There is no workplacement requirement for this course.

Local Students

Code

22338VIC

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 weeks


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

Fees

Eligible:$2050
Ineligible:$7500
Concession:$410
Materials:$245

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment for this course is competency based. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate competence by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical projects.

Materials

Learning 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
Tools and equipment are available at any tool or hardware store such as Total Tools, Bunnings etc.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be over 15 years of age to apply. Preference is given to students who have at least completed Year 10.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course provides a pathway to the Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211)

Career Pathways

  • Carpentry Apprenticeship
  • Building and Construction labourer
  • Dual qualification provides further possibility for apprenticeship
  • Pathways to Joinery, shopfitting or stairbuilding

Enrolment Intake

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.