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Discover the basics of building and construction, with a focus on carpentry.

Once you’ve completed the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-apprenticeship, you’ll be on your way to a carpentry apprenticeship.

During the course, you’ll learn practical skills in areas such as building structures, calculations, setting out, safe use of carpentry tools, levelling, concreting formwork, external cladding, interior fixings, demolition, roofing, sub-floor and wall framing, installation of window and door frames, environmental sustainability, first aid, and construction industry policies and procedures.

Dandenong and Frankston: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm (10 Weeks)
Berwick TEC: Four days. 8am - 4.45 (12 Weeks)

Please note: We also offer the Certificate II in Building and Construction (22338VIC) that specialises in bricklaying . View details for the Certificate II in Building and Construction (22338VIC) Bricklaying.

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick TEC
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 10 weeks. Part Time, 12 weeks.
Start dates
1 Feb, 19 April, 12 July, 4 Oct (Dandenong and Frankston), 23 August (Berwick TEC)