About the course

About the course

This VCE VET program will prepare you for a career in the building and construction industry.

The course will include an introduction to the industry and workplace safety. In addition to the industry required White Card, you will learn from industry professionals, a range of topic including using hand and power carpentry tools, sub floor construction, wall and roof framing, installing window frames and doorframes, formwork for concreting, workplace documents and plans.

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Qualification Issued on Completion


Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Specialising in Carpentry) - partial completion only 

Course Length and Classes


Part time: 2 years

Wednesday morning 9.00am to 12.30pm or afternoon 1.30pm to 5.00pm

Year 2 students will be required to attend 3 days during the Term 1 and Term 2 school holidays.

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Entry Requirements


This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.

Pathways


Successful completion will enable you to progress to an apprenticeship CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry or CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

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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.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR


On successful completion of the VCE VET Building and Construction program drawn from the state-accredited pre‑apprenticeship, students are eligible for:

  • the award of 22338VIC – Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship.
  • recognition of up to five units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • VCE VET Units accrue in the following order; Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 and 1. These may be accumulated over more than one year.

Structured Workplace Learning


The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.

Fees


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required. Details will be supplied upon enrolment.

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