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 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&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!

Elevated Work Platforms
The Melbourne Polytechnic Elevated Work Platforms program enables participants to develop basic knowledge, understanding and use of an elevated work platform (EWP) and the role of the EWP within the building construction industry.

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