Certificate II in Building and Construction

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for people interested in gaining an apprenticeship in the construction area. It consists of three specialist streams: Bricklaying, Carpentry and Painting & Decorating.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no prerequisites for these courses, however you must have a genuine desire to enter the construction industry and/or start an apprenticeship. You should enjoy working outdoors, be comfortable working at heights and have the ability to complete the physical tasks involved in the construction industry.
  • Academic title
    Certificate II in Building and Construction
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    There are 11 common modules covering areas such as:

        * Hand and power tools
        * Structures and buildings
        * Workplace communications
        * Occupational health and safety
        * Reading and interpreting plans
        * Scaffolding

    In addition specialist  modules are then delivered according to whichever of the three streams has been selected.

    • Bendigo (Charleston Road Campus)
    • Echuca Campus

    Duration Options

    These courses can be completed full time in 6 months.

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    Successful completion of this course will enhance your ability to apply for an apprenticeship position in General Construction. Upon completing an apprenticeship in a specific industry stream you will be qualified to work in a variety of roles:

    Carpentry Stream - working across the range from small residential builders, through to construction work for medium to large scale companies constructing substantial buildings such as hospitals, office buildings and schools.

    Bricklaying Stream - work on residential housing through to larger industrial jobs, in heritage or in other specialised areas.

    Painting & Decorating - work on residential, maintenance, commercial or specialised restoration work.
    After several years of experience, you may become involved in drafting or estimating, or become a registered builder.

    A Certificate III in General Construction Apprenticeship normally runs for 4 years, but successfully completing this pre-apprenticeship course will reduce that to 3.5 years, meaning tradesperson wages will come 6 months earlier.

    Several leading local registered builders began their careers completing pre-apprentice courses. They recognised that this course is a useful head start in a variety of careers and give preference to apprenticeship applicants who have successfully completed this course.

    Further Study Options    

    If you wish to further your study you may choose to apply for enrolment in courses such as AutoCAD, Certificate IV in Domestic Building Management, Certificate IV in Residential Drafting or the Diploma of Building Design and Technology.

    Pathways Courses    
    Bricklaying Apprenticeship :: BCG30698
    Carpentry Apprenticeship :: BCG30798


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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