Certificate II in Building and Construction - Carpentry (VET in Schools)

Course Code
Course Type
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: To successfully obtain Nationally Accredited Qualifications students will usually be required to attend over a two year period during their VCE or VCAL studies. Please be aware that completion of this VETiS course doesn't give full completion of a pre-apprenticeship.
Course Cost
Students should consult with their Careers Advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator to obtain further information on program costs..
course_info.pdf (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014

All enquiries should be forwarded to the students school career advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator

Course Overview

This course is designed to precede full time employment and provide course participants with basic skills in carpentry, enhancing employment opportunities.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be eligible to be assessed for a National Certificate of Competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Bricklayer
  • Builder
  • Building Estimator
  • Building Inspector
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Wood Machinist

Entry Requirements

To undertake a VETiS Program with GippsTAFE participants must be enrolled with a secondary education provider or school


This is VCE VET accredited course

This course does not contain a VCE Scored Assessment

VCE Students will be eligible for a 10% increment in their ENTER Score

Course participants will be eligible to apply for TWO Block Credits for Units 1 & 2 in their first year

Course participants will be eligible to apply for TWO Block Credits for Units 3 & 4 in their second year

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate III in Carpentry (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Bricklaying (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Concreting (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Steelfixing (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?