The Certificate II in Building and Construction - Carpentry (22216VIC) is offered as an individual qualification and also as an opportunity for a dual qualification with the Certificate II in Joinery, Shopfitting and Stairbuilding – Pre-apprenticeship (22145VIC). 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 or Construction with the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) or 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, 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 – dual qualification
- window frame – dual qualification
- stairs – dual qualification
- and other competencies
When you successfully complete the Carpentry qualification you will be eligible for articulation towards the Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211), Certificate III in Joinery (CPC31912) or Certificate III in Shopfitting (CPC31812).
When you successfully complete the dual qualification 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 (CPC31812).
Frame for your career
Posible career paths for the single Carpentry qualification, or dual pre-apprenticeship qualification, 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.
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
- computer labs for theory application and classes
- tools and equipment
Note: There is no workplacement requirement for this course.
For any additional information on the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) program, or the joint qualification, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email. You can also click here.
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
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 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 at least completed 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.
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|HLTFA211A||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||8|
|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.