Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship (Partial Completion)

Course code: 22338VIC

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their employment prospects in the building industry. The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) (Pre-apprenticeship) provides a pathway into a building and construction apprenticeship.

Please note, this accelerated program will only be open for the Round 1 Expression of Interest Process. The course will be completed over the 2019/2020 timeline below.

Consider this course if you:

  • Have an extremely strong work ethic
  • Are capable of committing to the additional studies
  • Have a passion for this industry of work
  • Enjoy or are interested in wood works
  • Like using tools
  • Like to make things on a large scale
  • Like to work with your hands

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.
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  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Carpentry hand tools
    • Building structures
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Wall framing
    • Roof framing

Holmesglen Institute (Chadstone Campus)
Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Northern College of the Arts and Technology

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Northern College of the Arts and Technology
RTO Number: 6736

Please refer to the Information Booklets attached

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (normally over two years) is strongly recommended

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to four units at a Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence within the accelerated timeframe.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Builder
  • Carpenter


Students are required to provide their own safety gear to be worn during class, including overalls, leather work boots, protective eyewear/safety glasses and ear muffs/plugs.