The Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship is the recognised pathway into a career in Building and Construction.
Set yourself up to land an apprenticeship by gaining the basic skills and hand-on experience you'll need in the workplace. You'll learn to construct basic roof and wall frames, install interior fittings, and set up formwork for concreting.
You'll also learn important workplace safety knowledge, and learn to interpret plans and drawings for construction.
This course is delivered on campus, and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.
This course acts as an entry point into the Construction industry.
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
Shepparton - Archer Street
Pre App, Starts 2nd March, 4 days (Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri) 8am - 4.30pm / 2020
Pre App, Starts Wed 1st July, 4 day (Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri), 8am - 4.30pm / 2020
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Pre App, Starts Mon 10th March, 4 days (Mon,Tue, Thu, Fri) 8am-4pm /2020
Pre App, Starts Mon 6th July, 4 days week(Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri), 8am - 4.30pm / 2020
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 2020 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
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.
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
- Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Knowledge tests
- Work observation evidence
- Demonstration Online Assessments
Attendance & 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.
Pre-Apprenticeship students are enrolled full time for a 12 month period and attend classes 4 days a week.
VETDSS students complete the course over a 3 year period and attend classes 1 day a week.
TEC students are enrolled part time for 2 years, attending classes 1 day a week, these students will not complete the full course, however will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for the units completed.
Where to From Here
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.
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.
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
- employment information
- activities etc.
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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