Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship

Course Code 22338VIC
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road, Shepparton - Archer Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 579 hours

Course Overview

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

The 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship is the recognised qualification to become eligible for pre-employment within the Construction industry in Victoria.

Set yourself up to land an Apprenticeship. Learn basic skills and get hands-on experience to allow you to seek an Apprenticeship in Carpentry. This course is delivered on campus.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Construction industry as future apprenticeship.

Working in this industry may involve working out doors or on on-site construction. Hours of work may vary depending on where you work.

Further studies
After gaining the 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship, you might wish to undertake further study in:

  • CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  • CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
  • CPC31912 Certificate III In Joinery
  • CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC31311 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • CPC32311 Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/ Installation)
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road LS Precast Employee Only, Start Mon 1st Jul, 5 Days a week, 8:30am – 4.45pm/2019
Shepparton – Archer Street Pre Apprentices – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Frid – 8.00am – 4.30pm – Sem 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Pre Apprentices – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Frid – 8.00am – 4.30pm – Sem 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in all practical activities.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Andrew McGranahan
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 579 $2.36 $1,366.44 $12.50 $7,237.50
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 579 $0.48 $277.92 $12.50 $7,237.50
Full Fee 579 $6.15 $3,560.85 N/A N/A
Course Materials 579 $1.00 $579.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

22338VIC – Core Units

CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
VU22016 – Erect and safely use working platforms
VU22015 – Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
VU22014 – Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

22338VIC – Elective Units

VU22030 – Carry out basic demolition for timber structures
VU22026 – Construct a basic roof frame
VU22031 – Construct basic formwork for concreting
VU22024 – Construct basic sub-floor
VU22025 – Construct basic wall frames
VU22022 – Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
VU22027 – Install basic external cladding
VU22028 – Install basic window and door frames
VU22029 – Install interior fixings
VU22023 – Perform basic setting out

Assessment Methods

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding information sessions please contact the Course Coordinator.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 GOTAFE to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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