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
Scaffolding Licence - Basic Level
Melbourne Polytechnic's Scaffolding Licence - Basic Level short course provides participants with the required skills to erect, alter and dismantle all types of modular scaffolding systems to provide work platforms for construction purposes, including edge protection, access ways and falsework. On successful completion, participants can apply to WorkSafe for a Basic Scaffolding Licence.

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!

Scaffolding Licence - Intermediate Level
Melbourne Polytechnic's Scaffolding Licence - Intermediate Level short course provides participants with the required skills to erect, alter and dismantle all types of modular scaffolding systems to provide work platforms for construction purposes, including edge protection, access ways and falsework. On successful completion, participants can apply to WorkSafe for an Intermediate Scaffolding Licence.

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.

Revit Level 1
Melbourne Polytechnic can help extend your training in Revit with this fabulous new short course for Designers. Revit Level 1 will enable you to include advanced architectural, structural and documentation features in your 3D design work.

Revit for Beginners
Melbourne Polytechnic has a brand new course for Designers - learn how to bring your Building Design to life with Revit for Beginners. Revit - a virtual building world in full 3D.

Revit MEP Essentials
Melbourne Polytechnic rounds off its Revit short courses with this necessary tool for the modern designer - Revit Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Essentials. Learn to use Revit MEP to populate a 3D Revit Architecture model with heating, venting and air-conditioning (HVAC) components, plus systems and reticulation including hot, cold, and sanitation water and fire protection systems.

Bespoke Furniture Making
Have you always wanted to make your own furniture? If the answer is yes, then our practical short course - Bespoke Furniture Making - is the course for you.



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