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

The VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is an accredited secondary certificate that includes industry training.

When you complete the VCAL Carpentry (Senior) course, you’ll also gain a full carpentry pre-apprenticeship at Berwick TEC. Alternative pathways are available at Mornington Peninsula (Rosebud) Campus.

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.

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
Delivery location
Berwick TEC
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
Feb 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.