The Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship, carpentry stream, is for both school leavers and mature-age students who wish to build their practical experience and knowledge to ensure their employment opportunities as an apprentice carpenter.
Career opportunities, include:
- apprentice carpenter
- trades assistant in the building industry
Pathways to further study:
- CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
- CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
- CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
- CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging
- CPC30812 Certificate III in Roof Tiling
- CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
- CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
- CPC31311 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
- CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
- CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery
- CPC32211 Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs)
- CPC32313 Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)
- CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing
- CPC32513 Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services)
- CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
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Studying the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship at Holmesglen
This comprehensive course covers all aspects of domestic carpentry and is the perfect starting point for a career in the building and construction industry. Our pre-apprenticeship course, specialising in carpentry, covers all skills and knowledge required for domestic building, at the entry level, including all the tools and equipment used by carpenters.
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.
||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Apply basic levelling procedures
||Provide basic emergency life support
||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
||Construct basic sub-floor
||Construct basic formwork for concreting
||Perform basic setting out
||Conduct workplace communication
||Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
||Construct basic wall frames
||Install basic window and door frames
||Install interior fixings
||Install basic external cladding
||Construct a basic roof frame
||Carry out basic demolition for timber structures
||Erect and safely use working platforms
| Code || Name |
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|VU22022||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures|
|HLTAID002||Provide basic emergency life support|
|CPCCCM1012A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|VU22024||Construct basic sub-floor|
|VU22031||Construct basic formwork for concreting|
|VU22023||Perform basic setting out|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct workplace communication|
|VU22014||Prepare for work in the building and construction industry|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|VU22015||Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings|
|VU22025||Construct basic wall frames|
|VU22028||Install basic window and door frames|
|VU22029||Install interior fixings|
|VU22027||Install basic external cladding|
|VU22026||Construct a basic roof frame|
|VU22030||Carry out basic demolition for timber structures|
|VU22016||Erect and safely use working platforms|
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.
No formal entry requirements
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
On successful, students will receive the 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship
Connections with industry
Holmesglen's Carpentry Department has strong connections with the Master Builders Association (MBA), Housing Industry Association (HIA) and many commercial and domestic builders.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession