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

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) is an accredited secondary certificate that includes industry training.
During the course you’ll gain industry specific training in hand and power tools, occupational health and safety, framing, scaffolding, interior fixing, levelling, and cladding. You will also build numeracy, literacy, personal development and work related skills.
When you complete the VCAL Carpentry (Intermediate) course, you’ll also gain a full carpentry pre-apprenticeship at Berwick TEC. Alternative pathways are available at Mornington Peninsula (Rosebud) Campus.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Frankston, Berwick TEC
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
3 Feb 2020