22216VIC CERTIFICATE II IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION (CARPENTRY) PRE-APPRENTICESHIP

VCE/VET BUILDING

22216VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry) Pre-apprenticeship

Length of Course: 2 Years (four semesters)

Certificate II in Building and Construction provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the building and construction industry. This is a full carpentry pre-apprenticeship program and will, if completed provide some credit off the study component of an Apprenticeship. All students undertake basic first aid and Work Safe training and receive their ‘white card’ enabling them to complete work placements on building sites.

VET Building and Construction is offered as a packaged program with students gaining additional skills and knowledge delivered through VCE Product Design and Technology (Wood), VCE Visual Communication (Trade Drawing).

Structured Workplace Learning is a required component in Year 1.

Training is delivered in a computer equipped classroom, carpentry workshop, building barn and School grounds for landscape or plumbing projects.

Workshop skills are incorporated into the building of a project house and follow the sequence of its construction.

Certificate II in Building and Construction provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the building and construction industry. This is a full carpentry pre-apprenticeship program and will, if completed,  provide some credit off the study component of an Apprenticeship. All students undertake basic first aid and WorkSafe training and receive their ‘white card’ enabling them to complete work placements on building sites.

VET Building and Construction is offered as a packaged program consisting of a range of Trade Technology subjects designed to maximise the students experience and help with pathway choices. Structured Workplace Learning is a required component in Year 1. 

Core Units

CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

6 hrs

VU20955

Workplace safety and site induction

34hrs

HLTFA211A

Provide basic emergency life support

8 hrs

VU20956

Building structures

 8 hrs

VU20957

 Calculations for the construction industry

20 hrs

VU20958

Prepare for work in the construction industry

 16 hrs

VU20959

Communication skills for the construction industry

 20hrs

VU20960

Introduction to scaffolding and working platforms

24 hrs

VU20961

Levelling

8 hrs

 

VU20962

Quality principles for the construction industry

8 hrs

 

VU20963

Safe handling and use of plant and selected portable power tools

16 hrs

 

VU20964

Workplace documents and plans

 20 hrs

 

 

Total

188 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Length of Course    2 years

 

Selection is by application and interview. 

 

Work Experience: It is strongly recommended that students undertake a minimum ten days Structured Workplace Learning over the duration of the program.  Workplacement can be completed during the last week of term 3 in Year 11 and during school holidays.

 

Fees

There is a  materials charge applicable to VET Building & Construction. Please contact the College for details.

OHS requires that correct clothing and footwear must be worn by students at all times in the workshop. 

 

 

Carpentry Units

VU20971

Carpentry hand tools

80 hrs

VU20972

Carpentry power tools

 64 hrs

VU20973

Basic setting out

24 hrs

VU20974

Sub-floor framing

36 hrs

VU20975

Wall framing

48 hrs

VU20976

Roof framing

40 hrs

VU20977

External cladding

24 hrs

VU20978

 Installation of window and door frames

 24 hrs

VU20979

Interior fixings

40 hrs

VU20980

 Introduction to demolition

16 hrs

VU20981

Formwork for concreting

40 hrs

VU20982

Basic environmental sustainability in carpentry

 16 hrs

 

Total

452. hrs

       

 

PATHWAYS ……where may this program lead?

Before finalising units consult a careers adviser and check:

  • Tertiary entry requirements -

Prerequisite and/or recommended units

Special entry requirements eg. Folio, interviews

Upon  successful completion students will be eligible for the award of 22216VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship

Diplomas

 

TAFE/TRAINEESHIPS/ APPRENTICESHIPS  

A range of Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma courses eg.

Diploma of Building

Diploma of Design Drafting

 

Certificate III in Carpentry

Apprenticeships in cabinet making, carpentry, stair building and allied areas.

 


TWO YEAR PROGRAM

22216VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship

 

COMMON UNITS

Sport Development is available to all trade students

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES – choose one

Year 11

English 1

VET Building

 

 

Product Design & Technology (Wood/Eng) 1

Mathematics   1

(General or Foundation)

Visual Communication & Design 1

  • VET Plumbing or
  • VET Horticulture 

Sport Development is available to all trade students

 

 

English 2

VET Building

 

 

Product Design & Technology (Wood/Eng) 2

Mathematics  2

VET Building

(Program Additional Hours)

  • VET Plumbing or
  • VET Horticulture

Sport Development is available to all trade students

 

 

COMMON UNTS

RECOMMENDED UNITS 

SUGGESTED  ELECTIVES – choose one

Year 12

English 3

VET Building

 

 

Product Design & Technology (Wood/Eng) 3

Further Mathematics  3

  • Visual Communication & Design 3
  • VET Horticulture

Sport Development is available to all trade students

 

 

 

English 4

 

VET Building

 

 

Product Design & Technology (Wood/Eng) 4

Further Mathematics  4

  • Visual Communication &Design 4
  • VET Horticulture 3

Sport Development is available to all trade students

 

 

                       

 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE VCE

Students who complete VET Building & Construction will be eligible for up to six units credit towards their VCE including a Unit 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR CONTRIBUTION

Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).  Further information about contribution to the VCE is available at http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/general/recognition/vetcredit.html

Information current at May 2015 

Further information on credit is available from http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/programs/building/buildconst.html