Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship

Become the already-skilled worker that every site manager wants to hire and give yourself a greater chance of securing an apprenticeship position with our hands-on program.  
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
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Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
14 Weeks
Qualification Code
22338VIC

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

The aim of the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship is to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable transition into an apprenticeship within the building and construction industries at the Certificate III level.

  • Apprentice bricklayer
  • Apprentice carpenter
  • Apprentice painter and decorator

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.

ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS
VU22016
INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS
VU22015
PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
VU22014
PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
HLTAID010
PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCWHS1001
APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS2001A
APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES
CPCCCM2006
CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS
CPCCCM1015A
CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
CPCCCM1014A
WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCCM1012A
APPLY BASIC WALLPAPER
VU22039
APPLY BASIC SPRAY PAINTING APPLICATION SKILLS
VU22038
DEVELOP BASIC PROTECTIVE METAL COATING SKILLS
VU22037
DEVELOP BASIC TIMBER STAINING AND CLEAR FINISHING SKILLS
VU22036
DEVELOP BASIC PAINT APPLICATION TECHNIQUES
VU22035
MIX BASIC PAINT COLOURS
VU22034
APPLY BASIC SURFACE PREPARATION SKILLS FOR PAINTING AND DECORATING
VU22033
IDENTIFY AND HANDLE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
VU22032
CONSTRUCT BASIC FORMWORK FOR CONCRETING
VU22031
CARRY OUT BASIC DEMOLITION FOR TIMBER STRUCTURES
VU22030
INSTALL INTERIOR FIXINGS
VU22029
INSTALL BASIC WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES
VU22028
INSTALL BASIC EXTERNAL CLADDING
VU22027
CONSTRUCT A BASIC ROOF FRAME
VU22026
CONSTRUCT BASIC WALL FRAMES
VU22025
CONSTRUCT BASIC SUB-FLOOR
VU22024
PERFORM BASIC SETTING OUT
VU22023
IDENTIFY AND HANDLE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
VU22022
APPLY MASONRY BLOCKWORK TECHNIQUES
VU22021
APPLY CAVITY BRICK CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
VU22020
APPLY BRICK VENEER CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
VU22019
APPLY BASIC BRICKLAYING TECHNIQUES
VU22018
IDENTIFY AND HANDLE BRICKLAYING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
VU22017
Bricklaying: Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm Carpentry: Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm. Painting and decorating: Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

  • Standard requirements: PTR, LLN
  • Additional requirements: Appropriate ID for the WorkSafe Construction Induction Card unit
 

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

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$353$1,766$9,293

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $150

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

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 an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

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

School department

Centre for Design and Construc