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19 weeks full time
January, April, June, August
If you enjoy working with your hands and have a keen eye for detail, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Building and Construction 22614VIC(Carpentry & Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding) offer the skills for a practical career in carpentry with a diverse range of job options for a qualified tradesperson.
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 22614VIC (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.
Completing this course is the first step towards a fulfilling career as a carpenter, joiner or registered builder.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Course is 13 weeks at Epping and 5 weeks at Heidelberg, over a 19-week period. The delivery is full time Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm.
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.
|Apply basic levelling procedures
|Conduct workplace communication
|Carry out measurements and calculations
|Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
|Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
|Produce technical drawings
|Provide basic emergency life support
|Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
|Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
|Erect and safely use working platforms
|Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
|Perform basic setting out
|Construct basic sub-floor
|Construct basic wall frames
|Construct a basic roof frame
|Install basic external cladding
|Install basic window and door frames
|Install interior fixings
|Dismantle basic timber structures
|Construct basic formwork for concreting
|Use aluminium sections for fabrication
|Operate basic static machines
|Carry out basic construction processes
|Construct basic doors and windows
|Construct a basic shopfitting display unit
|Construct a basic stair
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|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 1st of November. 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. Please call 1300 635 276 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.
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:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
We offer apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships in timber trades.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.