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The 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre- apprenticeship (Carpentry) is for both school leavers and mature age who wish to build their practical experience and knowledge to ensure their employment opportunities as an apprentice carpenter.
This comprehensive course covers all aspects of domestic carpentry and is the perfect starting point for a career in the building and construction industry.
Carpenters are the key players in domestic house construction - they're the first on site, and the last to leave.
While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, carpenters must have knowledge of all other trades, as a carpenter's work often accommodates the other trades who follow them.
Our 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre- apprenticeship (Carpentry) covers all skills and knowledge required for domestic building, at the entry level, including all the tools and equipment used by carpenters.
All teaching is delivered by professional teachers, who have served formal apprenticeships and worked as carpenters in the building and construction sector for a minimum of ten years, prior to undertaking their teaching qualifications.
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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The course is run three days a week for 18 weeks.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
Conduct workplace communication
Carry out measurements and calculations
Apply basic levelling procedures
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
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
Carry out basic demolition for timber structures
Construct basic formwork for concreting
| Code || Name |
|CPCCCM1012A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|HLTAID002||Provide basic emergency life support|
|VU22014||Prepare for work in the building and construction industry|
|VU22015||Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings|
|VU22016||Erect and safely use working platforms|
|VU22022||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment|
|VU22023||Perform basic setting out|
|VU22024||Construct basic sub-floor|
|VU22025||Construct basic wall frames|
|VU22026||Construct a basic roof frame|
|VU22027||Install basic external cladding|
|VU22028||Install basic window and door frames|
|VU22029||Install interior fixings|
|VU22030||Carry out basic demolition for timber structures|
|VU22031||Construct basic formwork for concreting|
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
Upon completion of this program, you will receive the 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre Apprenticeship (Carpentry) award and receive credits towards an apprenticeship programs in the carpentry field.
You will also gain your construction industry 'White Card' – the minimum requirement by the State Authority to enter and work on building sites.
You may further your studies with the Certificate III in Carpentry (Apprenticeship) and eventually progress through to a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, or any number of building diplomas and degrees offered at Holmesglen or other registered training providers.
- Carpentry apprenticeship
- Various apprenticeships in building and construction
How to apply
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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