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If you are adept with construction and enjoy practical work, then why not try our carpentry courses?

The Australian building industry is booming and can offer you excellent pay and opportunities to advance. Melbourne Polytechnic’s courses will give you the skills that are highly sought after by employers. Demand for carpentry and trades is high. You could work in both the public and private sector, or run your own small business later down the track. Our certificate courses cover both pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training.   

The carpentry pre-apprenticeship is an intensive training program in Melbourne Polytechnic's purpose-built building barn at Heidelberg. Successful completion of this course leads into an apprenticeship in carpentry, framework, formwork or finishing.

Trainees who undertake an apprenticeship program will train both on-site with their employer, and also off-site at Melbourne Polytechnic. The training centre at Melbourne Polytechnic's Heidelberg campus  has Victoria’s most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction including our Technical Education Centre (TEC).

You will learn about:

  • Building structures and exterior cladding
  • Demolition
  • First aid and occupational health and safety
  • Floor, wall and roof framing
  • Installing windows
  • Levelling
  • Mathematical ideas and techniques
  • Performing calculations and measurements
  • Reading and interpreting plans
  • Roofing
  • Using hand and power tools
Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry & Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding)
The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) is offered in conjunction with the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) (22338VIC). 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.

Certificate III in Carpentry
Construct a career in carpentry and plan a path towards owning and running your own business in the trade with a Certificate III in Carpentry. Our carpentry teachers will hone your skills in all aspects of construction and essential knowledge of building regulations, with carpentry as the prime focus.

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