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Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship


Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship – 22338VIC

Course Overview

Set yourself up for a career in the building industry with the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship.

You’ll gain the basic skills and hands-on experience, and be introduced to the materials, tools and equipment you’ll need for undertaking further training.

With face-to-face training four days a week, you'll also learn to interpret plans and drawings for construction, carry out basic measurements and calculations, and work effectively and safely in the construction industry.

This course is delivered on-campus and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We’ve had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we’re currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the construction industry as a future apprenticeship.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the:

  • 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)

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 1 Day, Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

Shepparton - Archer Street

Pre App, Starts Monday 20th July, 4 day (Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri), 8am - 4.30pm / 2020

Pre-app - Starts on 09/03/2021 - Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri - 8am to 4.30pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 1 Day, Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

Auspice - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 1 Day, Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Pre-app - Starts on 22/03/2021 - Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri - 8am to 4.30pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 27/01/2021 - 1 Day, Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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 ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Core Units
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
Conduct workplace communication
Carry out measurements and calculations
Apply basic levelling procedures
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Provide basic emergency life support
Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
Erect and safely use working platforms
Elective Units
Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
Perform basic setting out
Construct basic sub-floor
Construct basic wall frames
Construct a basic roof frame
Install basic external cladding
Install basic window and door frames
Install interior fixings
Carry out basic demolition for timber structures
Construct basic formwork for concreting

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration online assessments

Brad Ornsby
Campus: Shepparton

Peter Rippingale
Campus: Wangaratta

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.

Pre-apprentices: Students are enrolled full time for a 12 month period and attend classes 4 days a week x 8-hour sessions.

This course is also offered as a VETDSS program over 2 - 3 years where students attend classes 1 day a week.

For TEC students this training is delivered over a 2 year period with 32 days of attendance for each year. These students will not complete the full qualification but will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the units they successfully complete.

All workplace experience, if any, is organised by the secondary school.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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