Short Courses

Building and Construction

You can improve your knowledge and skills with our hands-on building and construction courses.

We teach courses on a range of subjects including basic carpentry, furniture making, bricklaying, plan reading and waterproofing. This is a great way to obtain basic qualifications and open up your options for further study – including our range of hands-on apprenticeship courses, and ticket to a trade  program for young learners.

We conduct WorkSafe Licence training for forklifts, scaffolding and elevated work platforms.

Short Courses
Basic Carpentry
Melbourne Polytechnic's practical short course in Basic Carpentry, gives participants the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and practical experience in basic carpentry combined with related WH&S requirements.

Furniture Making
This popular short course enables participants to use hand tools to construct a simple piece of furniture incorporating a range of basic furniture joints and fastenings. Melbourne Polytechnic's Furniture Making unit is the most comfortable thing to sign up to, today!

Cooling Towers for Auditors
Completing the Melbourne Polytechnic Cooling Towers for Auditors short course will allow participants to apply to the Department of Health Services for certification as an approved cooling towers auditor.

Construction Induction Card (White Card formerly Red Card Training)
Melbourne Polytechnic's Construction Induction Card (White Card formerly Red Card Training) short course will provide you with the Construction Induction Card, which is now known as the Nationally Recognised White Card. Learn skills such as how to identify Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements and construction hazards.

This training has been designed to provide Local Government Authority staff with knowledge of the Road Management Act 2004, associated legislation and regulations leading to possible appointment as Authorised Officers as required under the Act

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