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52893WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID 52893WA State ID AD12
Frame your future in Carpentry with a pre-apprenticeship

Do you have a keen interest in woodwork or the building industry? There has never been a better time to build trade skills, high in demand across the country.

A pre-apprenticeship provides the essential skills employers are looking for, boosting your chances of securing a position as an apprentice carpenter/joiner.

 

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Image of 2 students building a window frame out of wood

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

CampusesThornlie.

When Semester 2, 2023. Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus.

Carpentry is fundamental to the construction industry and one of the most in-demand trades. A carpenter specialises in working with wood, metal and other materials to assemble, install and repair foundations.

Working both outdoors and indoors, the career of a carpenter can bring you a diverse range of jobs and there’s various specialities to choose from - you can see your work come to life in real houses and buildings, adding your own creative flair. 

The skills of the carpenter are needed for the foundations and walls of our houses, through to the construction of offices, restaurants and retail developments, as well as on projects such as mining operations. This pre-apprenticeship will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a carpenter and put the foundations in place for your future.

Learn in specialist facilities

The Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie campuses feature modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Students complete this pre-apprenticeship in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace. The timber workshops include multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction. 

 

  • manual and power tool use 
  • construction of wall frames 
  • installing flooring 
  • interpreting plans 
  • measuring 
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job 
  • working with scaffolding safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

 

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • good communication, team work skills, and the ability to work independently 
  • enjoyment of practical work 
  • an eye for detail and good hand-eye coordination
  • high stamina and fitness levels
  • ability to accurately follow plans, instructions and work to deadlines
  • good problem solving skills

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
ASBAWA201 Practice asbestos awareness in the construction industry $12.96 $3.84 $21.00
AW866 Module 1 (placement arranged) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
AW867 Module 2 (commenced) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
AW868 Module 3 (mid-point) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
AW869 Module 4 (completed) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications $51.84 $15.36 $29.25
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry $51.84 $15.36 $31.25
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry $9.72 $2.88 $0.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Use carpentry tools and equipment
$84.24 $24.96 $75.25
Handle carpentry materials
$25.92 $7.68 $45.00
Apply basic levelling procedures
$25.92 $7.68 $18.75
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
$25.92 $7.68 $26.00
Work safely at heights
$25.92 $7.68 $25.00
Carry out concreting to simple forms
$38.88 $11.52 $33.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Semester 2, 2023

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Thornlie
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
ASBAWA201 Practice asbestos awareness in the construction industry $12.96 $3.84 $21.00
AW866 Module 1 (placement arranged) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
AW867 Module 2 (commenced) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
AW868 Module 3 (mid-point) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
AW869 Module 4 (completed) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations $25.92 $7.68 $19.75
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications $51.84 $15.36 $29.25
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry $51.84 $15.36 $31.25
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry $9.72 $2.88 $0.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Use carpentry tools and equipment
$84.24 $24.96 $75.25
Handle carpentry materials
$25.92 $7.68 $45.00
Apply basic levelling procedures
$25.92 $7.68 $18.75
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
$25.92 $7.68 $26.00
Work safely at heights
$25.92 $7.68 $25.00
Carry out concreting to simple forms
$38.88 $11.52 $33.50

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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