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Choose between bricklaying, carpentry or painting and decorating streams:
Our hands-on program is the perfect start for your career as a bricklayer. We'll show you how to use hand skills and power tools on residential and commercial building sites, while you learn important workplace skills to make you more confident and comfortable, like site induction, preparing for work in the construction industry and communication skills to help you work well in a team.
We'll set you up to become skilled and knowledgeable at carpentry, ready to take the next step in your training and work life. We'll also give you advice about succeeding at your apprenticeship, so you can jump straight into it after this certificate. Plus, your teachers have all been apprentices themselves, so they know what it's like starting out in a trade. They'll be your guide as you learn in our state-of-the-art Building and Construction Training Centre.
You'll grow your creative side, while setting yourself up for a career as a qualified painter and decorator. Become skilled in the technicalities of painting and decorating, such as surface preparation and protective metal coatings as you learn about special processes like 3D effects, marbling, wood graining and rag rolling. Qualified painters and decorators are valued workers in the construction industry and if you follow this certificate up with an apprenticeship, you'll be an asset to any employer during your painting and decorating career.
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.
For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.
Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: LKF
National course code: 22338VIC
Entry into this program will normally require you be 16 years of age or to have completed Year 10 or equivalent.
Applicants should create an expression of interest by lodging the TAFE application form. Interviews for candidates who have registered an expression of interest.
Fees are subject to change annually.
Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.
For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.
Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.
Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.
For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions.
If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.Other study costs
Pre-apprenticeship students will be provided with a Statement of Fees which will include material costs at the time of enrolment.
Students will be required to supply some tools for their own use during the program. A tool list will be issued during enrolment, and is available upon request to Building and Construction.
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
Successful completion of the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating or Carpentry strand) Pre-apprenticeship will suitably prepare a student for an apprenticeship in the building and construction industry.
Students who secure an apprenticeship may be eligible for training credit hours towards one or more of the following qualifications within the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package or the equivalent qualification in new Training Packages:
CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.