About the course

About the course

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

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Box Hill Campus (Elgar Road)

  • 18 May 2020
  • 24 August 2020

Lilydale Campus

  • 18 May 2020
  • 31 August 2020

Full time: 14 weeks (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery.

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

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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Entry Requirements

You must be at least 15 years of age


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

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.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options

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

Free TAFEGovernment Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$333$1,664$9,664
Service Fee$160$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80$80
Material Fee$512$512$512$512
Retain Course Items$93$93$93$93
Total Course Estimate$845$1,178$2,509$10,509
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$845$1,178$2,509$10,509

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

You must complete 20 units

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