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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.

This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ 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.

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) .

Study options and how to apply

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Semester 2, 2023

Geraldton - Classroom Pre-Apprenticeship


A Pre-Apprenticeship course enables you to experience what it is like to work in a trade before you make a commitment to an Apprenticeship course or trade area.  Pre-Apprenticeships do not require you to have an employment contract.

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Geraldton
How Classroom Pre-Apprenticeship


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