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Building & Construction

Work on a range of challenging projects across commercial and residential environments.

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Enjoy a rewarding career in Building & Construction

Get started in the growing construction industry with a recognised qualification from GOTAFE. Learn everything from the basics of general constructions, through to detailed furniture making or cabinetry skills. Learning on-the-job as an apprentice, you'll get experience putting theory into practice and building to your strengths, while on campus, you'll learn skills you might not be exposed to on-the-job, such as elevated platforms, scaffolding, or specialist tools. Our flexible training model allows you to combine on campus and on-the-job training in a way that suits you, so you learn the skills you need to be a valuable part of your team at work.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (22338VIC)

Set yourself up for a career in construction with a Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship course from GOTAFE.

Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways (MSF20516)

Get the skills you need to land an Apprenticeship in Furniture Making with the Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making (MSF31113)

Become an artist among builders with an apprenticeship in Cabinetry. Study the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and give your career a head start.

Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220)

Become a qualified Carpenter with a Certificate III in Carpentry from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Concreting (CPC30320)

Kickstart a career as a residential or commercial concreter with a Certificate III in Concreting.

Certificate III in Glass and Glazing (MSF30418)

Choose an apprenticeship that takes you from fixing broken windows to working on commercial buildings with the Certificate III in Glass and Glazing from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Joinery (CPC31912)

Bring your creativity and eye for detail to trades with a course as an Apprentice Joiner from GOTAFE.

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120)

Get the skills to run your own business as a Registered Builder with the Certificate IV in Building and Construction from GOTAFE.

Short Courses

Upskill quickly with our Building & Construction short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.

Construction Induction Card Training (SA3CICRD22)

2022 sessions to get your white card with the Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry course from GOTAFE. This short course is endorsed by WorkSafe Victoria.

"I love learning here at GOTAFE because they have all the new equipment, a lot newer than what we have at work, and what most people probably have at work!"

– Corey

Why study with GOTAFE?

Hands-on training

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in the Building & Construction industry and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace. With five different specialty areas, and a range of courses from pre-apprenticeships through to Certificate IV, we've got a course for every interest and ambition.

Our training is hands-on and flexible, and will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. You'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our work stations replicate real job sites, so you can become familiar with current industry equipment and train using tools that are up-to-date and relevant to the job. Our equipment is top-of-the-range, and includes a CNC Machine (Computer Numerical Control), which allows you to cut out manufactured board via a computer program. This is an industry-leading machine, and you'll learn to use this and a variety of other leading tools so you're prepared for any job site.

Industry skills to take you far

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. We work closely with local employers to understand their skills needs, and we'll teach you the skills that will push you to the front of the queue when you're looking for a jobs .

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

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Find out what it’s like to study Building & Construction with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.