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Certificate II in Building and Construction

Course Code: 22216VIC
Study Area:
Building and Construction

Start date: 5 February 2018

End date:30 April 2018

This preapprenticeship course is ideal for school leavers or those who wish to gain an apprenticeship in the construction industry. The course will give you the recognition and skills necessary to commence an apprenticeship in carpentry. Bendigo TAFE apprentices are well regarded within the local building industry.

  • Echuca Campus
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Classroom (Delivery Method) - 16 - Week/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Builder

  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Ability to work at heights

Course overview

The Certificate II in Building and Construction provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter an Apprenticeship Program in carpentry. The course is offered with continuous enrolment; the hour of attendance for the course are 8:00am till 4:06pm 5 days a week on a full time basis over 16 weeks, at either our Charleston Road Campus or our Echuca Campus by professional and highly experienced teachers. This program runs over 16 weeks and is delivered at the Institute in both a theory room and practical trade facilities. There is a fully fitted out carpentry workshop where there are nominated sections set up to undertake the carpentry work, painting and decorating. The program is organized in a self-paced mode, which allows for rolling enrolments. The delivery is structured with daily two hour theory sessions and the remainder in the workshop undertaking practical work. Students are supervised and there is a qualified staff member available to provide support to students. The OHS module must be completed first. At he start of each module students are shown the correct and safe method of using all tools, equipment and technique; this is done one on one. DAS002 provides further detail on the training program and methodologies, lessons, resources and assessment tasks. The students are provided access to the 'Student Tracker' which demonstrate the order of delivery and progress achieved. Modules of competency ware listed below in the sequence they are delivered.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Questioning
  • Written test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Blended

Key study areas
Methods of construction, Scaffolding, Hand and/or power tools relevant to the trade stream, structures and buildings, workplace communication, occupational health and safety, Construction Induction Card training, reading and interpreting plans.

Further study opportunities
  • Carpentry apprenticeship


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$1,708.80
Concession - average annual course fee*$342.00
Full fee - average annual course fee*$8,928.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)*$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)*$534.20
Indicative pricing for:14/12/2017

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 8/09/2017 3:42 PM

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