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How a certificate II course can help with your DIY goals


Hands-on skills are useful with everyday tasks. They’re life skills that you can apply in a variety of situations. But, like any skills, they first need to be learned.

Our building and construction courses cover a range of study areas and qualification types. From pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships to diplomas and degrees, there is something for every stage of learner.

But, maybe you’re just looking to gain the skills that will help with DIY projects and basic building jobs. That is why we offer our CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways.

Who is suited for this course?

This course is your introduction into the trades industry. It is a versatile training option for a range of learners – from a school leaver and someone looking to upskill or change careers to stay-at-home mums and dads.

It is a perfect opportunity for you to gain the manual skills to tackle your next passion project or maybe make your current day-to-day jobs that much easier. But, it also offers much more, particularly for those looking to start their career. This course will give you a baseline of valuable trades skills, and; if you wish to continue, also a footing to a future apprenticeship.

Plus, we’re always here to help. Prior to you starting, we’ll confirm your training plan and identify any learning support you may need.

So, I’ve got some DIY projects I want to tackle, what trades areas do you cover?

These days, it’s handy to be skilled across a range of areas, our course is designed to help you in areas that include:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Shopfitting

And what skills will I gain that I can use on my projects?

From start to beginning, this course gives you an overview of the above areas. You will learn:

  • The best work health and safety practices
  • How to correctly use tools
  • About the materials you will use when completing your tasks
  • How to read and interpret plans
  • How to carry out measurements and calculations

Where will a course lead?

Trade skills are in demand. Graduates of this course, can pursue a variety of apprenticeships in the building and construction industry. Plus, you may even receive some credits if you choose to then undertake an apprenticeship.

Why Holmesglen?

Well, for starters, you’ll learn in some of Victoria’s leading building and construction training facilities. Plus, we have over 30 different pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, making us one of the most comprehensive training providers in the state.

But, we also know what you learn in the classroom is just the start. We also have:

  • Strong industry connections across our trades areas
  • Regular trades expos
  • Large training facilities and small class sizes
  • Support Services, including Student Services and Apprentice Central (helping our apprentices across a range of areas)
You may be eligible to study the CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways as a Free TAFE course in 2019. Find out more at our Free TAFE page.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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