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You’ll find that in the field of building and construction, there’s a lot of career pathways you can take, depending on your skills and where you want to go in your future. Beginning a TAFE building course might just be what you need to build up a career that you can be proud of, because after all, the future starts here.

The construction industry thrives on highly qualified tradespeople who have good hand-eye coordination, a great eye for detail, and good maths skills to follow measurements and technical plans. And, if you’ve got the ability to work at heights, you’ll find that there’s a lot of roles out there that you can find yourself in once you develop your skills in a building services course. No one day will be the same, and in the thrilling construction sector, you’ll find yourself engaged and fulfilling day in and day out.

Upon completion of these building services courses, our graduates have gone on to find positions such as:

  • Trades Assistant
  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Earthmoving Plant Operator
  • Builder’s Labourer
  • Construction and Mining Labourer
  • Construction Labourer
  • Labourer

Building and Construction Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Skill sets
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: 52824WA
State ID: BCY47
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades)

Lay the foundations for a career in building and construction industry.

This qualification will provide you with an introduction into the building and construction industry.

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Start your career in a growing and in-demand industry. 

This course provides an entry into a career in the construction industry and you'll gain the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in an apprentice.  On successful completion of this course you can seek an  apprenticeship in your chosen trade stream and gain credit towards an apprenticeship for completed subjects. 

The first stage of this course has unit common to eleven construction trades, providing a great introduction to the industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The elective units of competency are carpentry based, covering Occupational Health and Safety requirements, the industrial and work organisation structure, communication skills, work planning, and basic use of tools and materials. You'll gain full industry experience whilst on work placement. 

You'll develop skills in:

  • General construction techniques
  • Working as part of a team
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Using a variety of tools and equipment
Certificate II
National ID: 52824WA
State ID: AB31
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)

Build the foundations of your construction career here.

Craft the pathway towards your career in Carpentry and Joinery with this practical pre-app, and back up your hands-on skills with the knowledge of industry professionals with on-the-job experience.

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Pre-Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a Carpentry or Building and Construction career?

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding, levelling and concreting, interpret drawings, take measurements and workplace health and safety.

This is a pre-vocational course for pre-apprentice learners seeking to gain an apprenticeship in the Construction industry. Learners can complete common core competencies shared between 11 Construction trades, then select additional competencies from ONE trade pathway.

Learners will develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for further training in construction as well as skills, knowledge and experiences that may be transferable to other industry areas.

Certificate II
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry

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On campus

Set the foundations for a solid career in an in demand industry.

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: CPC32011
State ID: D409
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Build a strong career from the ground up.

Gain the skills to safely use carpentry tools and materials as you learn how to contruct pitched roofs, ceiling frames, lay wooden flooring, interpret plans and more.

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Apprenticeship

Set the foundations for a solid career in an in demand industry.

When you complete the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery you will be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
State ID: KAB04
Industry Building and Construction

Dogging Skill Set

Look up - your career could be right above your head.

Learn the basics of being a dogman, and take your first step towards employment on a building construction or mining site as part of a team with a rigger and crane operator.

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Safely perform slinging techniques.

This skill set covers the necessary skills and knowledge required to safely perform slinging techniques including the selection of lifting gear and/or directing the of the crane operator when the load is out of view of the operator. You will gain the skills to accurately use judgement in relation to choosing suitable lifting gear and the method of slinging by considering the nature of the load, its mass and centre of gravity. 

Topics covered include:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Identify risks and hazards
  • Calculate rated load capacity 
  • Identify, select, inspect and assemble lifting equipment
  • Move loads and direct crane and/or hoist operator
Skill set
State ID: AE388
Industry Building and Construction
Skill sets

Infrastructure Ready Skill Set

Start a rewarding and challenging career in the civil construction industry

Prepare yourself for entry level roles for infrastructure projects.

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On campus

Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in the civil construction industry. 

It is an exciting time for the construction  industry with many infrastructure projects underway in Western Australia. This course is suitable for those looking to start a career or wanting to re-skill to improve employment opportunities. You will learn how to work safely in the civil construction industry, communicate effectively on work sites and how to plan work in relation to infrastructure activities. 

 

Skill set
State ID: KAA19
Industry Building and Construction

White Card Skill Set

Compliance has never been simpler.

Upon completion of this skill set, individuals will receive their White Card, along with skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe on-site.

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Enter and work on a construction site.

During this 1 day course you will gain the basic knowledge to safely enter and work on a construction site and includes hazard identification and prevention of workplace accidents and injures. Under Work Health and Safety Legislation you must have a White Card to enter a construction site. 

Topics covered include:

  • Health and safety requirements
  • Construction hazards and control measures
  • Health and safety communication and reporting process
  • Incident and emergency response procedures 
Skill set
State ID: AE386
Industry Building and Construction
Free*
Skill sets

Work Safety in Construction Skill Set

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on-site.

This skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

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On campus

Construction work is happening all across WA, and builders need skilled workers who are ready to get on-site.

The Work Safely in Construction skill set will get you job ready for entry level roles in the construction field, such as trades assistant (TA) or general labourer, and it covers how to follow mandatory work health and safety requirements in accordance with safety legislative requirements as well as infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

You'll learn how to use a range of construction equipment and tools including levelling devices, skills to work in a construction team, and basic construction work applications for new and existing structures including residential homes, units and apartments. 

Skill set
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