Courses

Certificate II in Joinery Shopfitting Stairbuilding (Pre-apprenticeship)

Are you looking to learn a trade? Learn the best techniques from our practical course taught from our industry-experienced teachers. Read more about our dual qualification below.

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Get ahead with our dual qualification

Our Certificate II in Joinery, Shopfitting and Stairbuilding – Pre-apprenticeship is combined with our Certificate II in Building and Construction – Carpentry as 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.

When you successfully complete the dual qualification, you are eligible for articulation and credit transfer towards the Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate III in Joinery, or Certificate III in Shopfitting.

Our dual qualification pre-apprenticeship courses are recognised by the HIA – Housing Industry Association, and the MBA – Master Builders Association. Note: There is no work placement requirement within this course.

Build a great future

The aim of the combined course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment with a leading construction company. It also leads onto an apprenticeship in carpentry or in the joinery, shopfitting and stairbuilding industries (or combination of these competencies).

Hands on learning

Our course is highly practical and you will work on a range of projects that require you to both construct and observe. These projects include:

  • Saw stool
  • Floor frame
  • Wall frames
  • Pitched roofs
  • Panelled door
  • Window frame
  • Stairs
  • Other practical work

Industry connections and resources

You will have a unique learning opportunity to work on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg campus. Our teaching staff are industry experienced in this highly hands-on course. This will make you a clear standout and asset to any employer in your construction career.

We offer:

  • 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

Employment outcomes

Career paths from this dual pre-apprenticeship qualification include working as a carpenter, joiner, shopfitter, stairbuilder, registered builder or a labourer.

Assessment

Assessment consists of satisfactorily completing theory-based tasks and practical projects.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For further information on this dual qualification, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22145VIC

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 Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$100
Ineligible:$3600
Concession:$20

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

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. 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).

Pathways to further study

Successful 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.

Career Pathways

  • Possible apprenticeship in Carpentry, Joinery, Shopfitting or Stairbuilding
  • Building and Construction labourer

Enrolment Intake

  • August-Dependent-On-Demand
  • Ongoing
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • 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
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 industries 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
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.