This carpentry course will prepare you for a carpentry apprenticeship. Our building and construction (carpentry) pre-apprenticeship course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare you for work or further study within the building and construction industry.

Your carpentry course will include an introduction to the industry and workplace safety. You will learn from industry professionals how to:

  • perform industry calculations
  • use hand and power carpentry tools
  • develop your communication skills.

You will cover topics such as:

  • sub-floor construction
  • wall and roof framing
  • installing window frames and doorframes
  • formwork for concreting
  • workplace documents and plans



National Code 22338VIC
Study Areas Building & Construction
Study Level Pre-apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 14 weeks

Course Type Pre-apprenticeship
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,600.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $320.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $463.20
Retain Course Items*** $93.00

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

January, March, June & September

Part time: 14 weeks

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 

Box Hill

You must be at least 15 years of age.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will enable you to progress to an apprenticeship (Certificate III in General Construction), Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or Diploma of Building and Construction.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

The certificate provides an understanding of the building and construction industry, and provides the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment as an apprentice carpenter, or work within similar roles in the building and construction industry.

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CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 20.0

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 20.0

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

CPCCCM1012A WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 20.0

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.

It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

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CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 20.0

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CPCCCM2006 APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES 8.0

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VU22014 PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 16.0

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VU22015 INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS 25.0

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VU22016 ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS 24.0

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VU22022 IDENTIFY AND HANDLE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 100.0

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VU22023 PERFORM BASIC SETTING OUT 24.0

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VU22024 CONSTRUCT BASIC SUB-FLOOR 48.0

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VU22025 CONSTRUCT BASIC WALL FRAMES 48.0

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VU22026 CONSTRUCT A BASIC ROOF FRAME 40.0

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VU22027 INSTALL BASIC EXTERNAL CLADDING 24.0

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VU22028 INSTALL BASIC WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES 24.0

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VU22029 INSTALL INTERIOR FIXINGS 40.0

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VU22030 CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION FOR TIMBER STRUCTURES 20.0

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VU22031 CONSTRUCT BASIC FORMWORK FOR CONCRETING 40.0

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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:45pm