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 Bricklaying
Melbourne Polytechnic has specifically designed this short course in Bricklaying, as a practical program for people who want to try their hand at practical bricklaying projects around the home or as a taster for those considering bricklaying as a career.

Introduction to Waterproofing
Melbourne Polytechnic's perfectly dry but never droll short course, Introduction to Waterproofing, provides the knowledge and therefore confidence and skills to undertake basic waterproofing for internal wet areas.

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.

Plan Reading
Melbourne Polytechnic's short course on Plan Reading offers participants the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret construction plans.

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.

Road Management Act
The Road Management Act 2004 (and its associated regulations) is a primary instrument used by state and local government agencies in the management and administration of public roads.

Estimating Costing and Contracting for the Building Industry
Melbourne Polytechnic's practical short course on Estimating Costing and Contracting for the Building Industry provides industry beginners with confidence to value and quote work. The course has been designed to give participants the knowledge and skills to estimate, cost and contract the building of a domestic dwelling.

Conduct and Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment
Melbourne Polytechnic's comprehensive Conduct and Apply Bushfire Attack Level unit describes the outcomes required to conduct and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment. This includes relevant theoretical knowledge of fire, understanding of the regulatory framework, assessing a location and education of and consultation with clients about the benefits of achieving the required fire resistance.

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.

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.

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!



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