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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

^ 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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^ 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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State ID: KAD02
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Carpentry Skills

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On campus

This course will provide students with a pathway into the construction industry, by gaining the skills and knowledge suited for entry to off-site occupations such as joinery, carpentry, bricklaying and other general construction occupations. 

With the Basic Carpentry Skills course, you will be introduced to the work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces. The course will cover fundamental WHS requirements necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. Please note: It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

You will receive a general construction induction into training requirements of the Model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 and relevant occupational health and safety regulations for Victoria and for Western Australia. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers these induction training requirements.

Skill set
National ID: 52893WA
State ID: AD12
Industry Building and Construction

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

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Kick-start your career in the Building and Construction Industry 

The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades) is an entry level course designed for learners, including school–based students, who are considering a career or a pathway into the construction industry. The course is a combination of practical workshops and theoretical learning, as well as a work placement component.

In this course, students will gain skills from industry specific training and form an understanding in the following:

  • Preparing to work safely in the construction industry
  • Working effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Planning and organising work
  • Conducting workplace communication
  • Carrying out measurements and calculations
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications
  • Applying Work Health and Safety requirements, policies and procedures in the workplace
  • Practicing asbestos awareness in the construction industry.
Certificate II
National ID: CPC30220
State ID: BGB8
Industry Building and Construction
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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: 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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On campus

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 
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