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52893WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: 52893WA State ID: AD12
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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.
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Students must present C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent, or, Year 10-12 OLNA, or, NAPLAN Year 9 and 8.

RTO Entrance Requirements

None listed. 

Students are required to complete 200 Hours of Work Placement to gain their Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate. 

Where required Work Placement is arranged by CRTAFE, in consultation with employers, students and schools. Schools supply the Insurance for students during work placement.

Students are to keep a journal of hours worked – signed by their work supervisor and submitted to the lecturer.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathways-Trades) (Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship).

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here(opens in a new tab) .

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