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Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

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  • Objectives
    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship) or the Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry Framework/Formwork/Finishing) will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to enter the carpentry or building trades. The Certificate II in Building and Construction is designed to enhance your carpentry and/or associated building trades apprenticeship prospects. The course gives you a sound introduction to specific trade industries, covering relevant material and equipment occupational health and safety procedures to ensure you students work safely and effectively on building sites. Certificate II graduates will need to be indentured by an employer before they continue their training as an apprentice.
  • Entry requirements
    To apply to study the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship) you must fill out a Direct Entry Application Form. There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You should be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts equivalent to a Year 10 qualification. You may be required to attend an information session and your skills may be evaluated at this time. * If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to a Year 10 qualification you may be accepted to study the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship), but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Building and Construction Industry Induction     16
    Workplace Documents and Plans     20
    Career Studies     16
    Workplace Safety and Environmental Procedures     40
    Building Structures     8
    Levelling     8
    Safe Handling of Plant and Power Tools     16
    Introduction to Scaffolding     24
    Basic First Aid     8
    Calculations for the Building Industry     20
    Communications for the Building Industry     20
    Quality Principles for the Building Industry     8
    Carpentry and Hand Tools     80
    Carpentry Power Tools     64
    Excavation and Installing Supports Less Than 1.5 M Depth     12
    Floor and Wall Framing     74
    Roof Framing     40
    Installation of Windows and Door Frames     24
    Interior Fixing     40
    Basic Setting Out     16
    Formwork for Concreting     40
    External Cladding     24
    Introduction to Explosive Power Tools     8
    Introduction to OH&S Aspects of Demolition     16

     
    Duration
    The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship) is a full-time 20 week course. Students can expect approximately 32 hours of class attendance each week. Student intakes are generally in January and July.

    Selection Criteria
    Students are admitted to study the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship) in date order of receipt of applications.

    Pathways
    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

        * Apprentice carpenter
        * Apprentice in associated building trade

            
    Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry Framework/Formwork/Finishing)
     
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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