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20 weeks full time
January, April, August
January, April, August
Carpentry and joinery might be Australia’s most common trade, but qualified carpenters and joiners are always in demand as part of a $12 billion industry. If you enjoy working with your hands and have a keen eye for detail, Me;bourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry & Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) offer the skills for a practical career in carpentry with a diverse range of job options for a qualified tradesperson.
The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) is offered in conjunction with the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding). This combined course will teach you the fundamentals of practical construction projects, including floor frames, wall frames, pitched roofs, window frames and stairs and formwork. Our workshops are second-to-none, as we boast the most technologically advanced building and construction training facilities in Victoria. You’ll learn from teaching staff who are industry-experienced with current, real world knowledge. Melbourne Polytechnic offers progressive teaching techniques and facilities, including full-size, real-to-life working projects and leading edge tools and equipment.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry & Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) is an industry-acknowledged qualification that can pave the way to a successful career in this exciting and fast-growing industry. This qualification is a great pathway to a carpentry apprenticeship and the dual qualification can open doors to other apprenticeships and careers as a building and construction labourer, or employment as a joiner, shopfitter or stairbuilder. Completing this course is the first step towards a fulfilling career as a carpenter, joiner or registered builder.
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Course is 13 weeks at Epping and 5 weeks at Heidelberg, over a 20 week period.
Assessment for this course is competency based. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate competence by satisfactorily completing the specified theory based tasks and practical projects.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||Core||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||Core||20|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures||Core||8|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||6|
|CUAACD303||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||Elective||50|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||Core||12|
|VU22014||PREPARE TO WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||16|
|VU22015||INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS||Core||25|
|VU22016||ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS||Core||24|
|VU22022||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment||Elective||100|
|VU22023||Perform basic setting out||Elective||24|
|VU22024||Construct basic sub-floor||Elective||48|
|VU22025||Construct basic wall frames||Elective||48|
|VU22026||Construct a basic roof frame||Elective||40|
|VU22027||Install basic external cladding||Elective||24|
|VU22028||Install basic window and door frames||Elective||24|
|VU22029||Install interior fixings||Elective||40|
|VU22030||Carry out basic demolition for timber structures||Elective||20|
|VU22031||Construct basic formwork for concreting||Elective||40|
|VU22059||Use aluminium sections for fabrication||Elective||40|
|VU22060||Operate basic static machines||Elective||60|
|VU22061||Carry out basic construction processes||Elective||60|
|VU22062||Construct basic doors and windows||Elective||40|
|VU22063||Construct a basic shopfitting display unit||Elective||40|
|VU22064||Construct a basic stair||Elective||40|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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