Are you interested in working as a carpenter? This building apprenticeship course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in both the housing and industrial areas of the carpentry trade. You will learn how to safely use a wide range of tools and equipment such as power tools, automatic and laser levels, nail guns, compressors, generators and scaffolding.

You will gain the skills needed to construct and manufacture components for stairs, windows, doors and furnishings. You will be able to construct, erect and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials. Your work will vary according to the type of job you do and may include residential, commercial, industrial and other construction or maintenance.

You will learn how to read plans and calculate measurements, construct floor, wall, ceiling and roof frames as well as the installation of roof trusses, eaves, claddings and linings.

Your studies will cover building from the point of demolition through to setting out and levelling construction sites and even working with formwork and concrete.

Box Hill Institute also offers Workplace Training & Assessment for Carpentry in negotiation with the employer.


National Code CPC30211
Study Areas Carpentry
Building & Construction
Study Level Apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 3 years,

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $825.00
Apprentice Concession $165.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,775.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $264.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* 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

You can enrol throughout the year.

Part time: 3 years (opportunity to complete earlier depending on individual input)

Workplace, Box Hill, Lilydale

You must:

  • be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • have a current training contract with an employer


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.

Direct entry - via your employer and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre

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 3

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:09pm