Courses

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry)

Pre-Apprenticeship

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.

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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:

  • 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.

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

Our dual qualification pre-apprenticeship courses are recognised by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association (MBA).

Note: There is no workplacement requirement for this course.

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

22216VIC

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 weeks
644 hours

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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1900
Ineligible:$3600
Concession:$380
Materials:$261

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

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

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

  • Ongoing
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Midyear

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
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
HLTFA211A PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 8
VU20955 WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION 34
VU20956 BUILDING STRUCTURES 8
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
VU20961 LEVELLING 8
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
VU20974 SUB-FLOOR FRAMING 36
VU20975 WALL FRAMING 48
VU20976 ROOF FRAMING 40
VU20977 EXTERNAL CLADDING 24
VU20978 INSTALLATION OF WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES 24
VU20979 INTERIOR FIXINGS 40
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.