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Get prepared for your apprenticeship by diving into this hands-on and exciting Certificate II in Building and Construction. You’ll learn something new every day as you master basic skills in construction that will serve as the building blocks for more advanced work in the future!
Each unit will prepare you for your career, including health and safety requirements and learning to properly use hand and power tools. You’ll complete practical tasks such as building a sawhorse and a step ladder. The tasks grow in complexity as you put your new skills to work!
You’ll gain crucial skills for working in any environment, including communication, teamwork, planning, organisation and self-management. Once you’ve completed your pre-apprenticeship, you’ll have a head start on finding employment or an apprenticeship in carpentry.
TimesMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 8am - 4.30pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) (Pre-apprenticeship).
Typical learners who undertake the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship include:
- school leavers aiming to enter the bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating and joinery trades within the construction industry
- secondary student completing a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Victorian Education and Training (VET) VCE VET program which contributes to the VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) commonly undertaken in years 10, 11 or 12
- early school leavers working in labouring roles looking for an apprenticeship or opportunity to up skill
- career changers wanting to experience a trade within the building and construction industry.
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
Recommended entry requirements
- Nil - an interest in the construction industry would be an advantage.
Limitations to entry
- Learners MUST provide their own steel capped work boots, work pants or shorts and shirts appropriate to the construction industry.
Specialist Course Information
Completing this course may assist you in getting an Apprenticeship
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
- Safety boots
- Industry appropriate clothing
- Pens and pencils
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|VU22031 Construct basic formwork for concreting|
|CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures|
|VU22030 Carry out basic demolition for timber structures|
|VU22023 Perform basic setting out|
|VU22015 Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings|
|VU22029 Install interior fixings|
|VU22028 Install basic window and door frames|
|VU22027 Install basic external cladding|
|VU22026 Construct a basic roof frame|
|VU22025 Construct basic wall frames|
|VU22024 Construct basic sub-floor|
|VU22022 Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment|
|VU22016 Erect and safely use working platforms|
|VU22014 Prepare for work in the building and construction industry|
|HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support|
|CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry|
|CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations|
|CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication|
|CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry|
Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, problem solving, online quizzes, and completion of workbooks.