Our carpentry and joinery qualifications are suitable for an Australian building apprenticeship pathway, qualifying you for work on both residential and commercial construction sites. You will also qualify for more advanced building and construction courses and for further training towards your builder’s licence.
Our lecturers will teach you to use carpentry materials, tools and equipment to install windows, doors, lining, panelling, moulding and exterior cladding, and how to erect and dismantle suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls. You will gain the skills and knowledge to construct frames, trusses, eaves and roofs, and to use static machines to manufacture joinery components.
Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)
Do you have a building desire to work with wood?You'll be equipped with the basic skills to be able to take on a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship after you have completed this course.
This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.
Do you have a building desire to work with wood?
Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.
When you complete this pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice carpenter and joiner. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.
Build a strong career from the ground upThis apprenticeship will give you the skills to safely use carpentry tools and materials to construct pitched roofs and ceiling frames. You'll also learn to lay wooden flooring and interpret plans and on completion you'll be ready for a career as a domestic or commercial carpenter.
Do you want to build a strong career from the ground up?
You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out a range of building and construction tasks; use basic carpentry tools, power tools, carpentry materials; construct a pitched roof, ceiling frame, wooden flooring; interpret plans; and apply work health and safety requirements.
The Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery is an apprenticeship please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Polish up your furniture finishing skillsThis apprenticeship course will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.
Polish up your skills and gain a career in furniture finishing
Refinishing or refurbishing timber products and furniture can add a sparkle to any new or old build. You'll learn about using environmentally sustainable work practices to make or renew timber products.
This apprenticeship will give you the skills required to become a furniture finisher or worker and experienced furniture finishers have a range of job opportunities open to them.
The Certificate III in Furniture Finishing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?This course will help you to gain an apprenticeship in furniture or cabinet making. Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make furniture and fixtures for new homes, offices and shops.
Do you want a trades career making cherished chairs and loved lounges?
When you complete the Certificate II in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making/Furniture Making Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice furniture maker or cabinet maker.
Cabinet makers work from plans or drawings to make home and office furniture, including built-in cupboards and fixtures for new homes and shops. Furniture making concentrates on the production of solid and free standing furniture.
Many employers now prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship. This course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare you and make you more competitive when applying for apprenticeship positions. It will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.
Fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furnitureThis course will give you the skills to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.
Breathe new life into tired treasures
This course is for anyone who wants to fix up or rejuvenate old or second hand furniture. You'll learn how to effectively and safely use lacquers, putty and shellac to carry out antique restoration of old and used furniture.
You can bring in your own timber furniture project to work on. If you dont have a project we can supply an item for you to work on but we will retain it after completion of this short course.
Build on your skills or begin a career in the construction industry.Find employment in or or enhance your prospects in the construction industry, particularly in the field of maintenance.
This skill set will add to your skills in home maintenance or help begin a career in the construction industry.
If you want to find employment in or enhance your prospects in the construction industry, particularly in the field of maintenance, this skill set will equip you to repair and maintain internal carpentry and fixings.
You'll cover aspects of carpentry related to the installation and repair of doors and windows.
Get into the timber machining industryThis apprenticeship will give you the skills to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry and other timber components.
Get into the timber machining industry
This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, built in and freestanding cabinetry and other timber components. You will utilise a range of static machinery as well as specialist computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery to manufacture components as specified in working drawings and cutting lists. You will also gain the fundamental knowledge required to perform machine set up, operational maintenance and basic troubleshooting.
The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Learn the basics of woodworking to create small pieces of furnitureYou'll learn how to use hand and power tools to build an item such as a coffee table, toy box or bedside cabinet.
Show off your newly found wood working skills
This short course will teach you to build your own small piece of furniture, a coffee table, toy box or bedside cabinet for example.
You'll learn how to use many of the hand tools and power tools used by a cabinet maker. During your first week you'll focus on the various power tools used in the trade, learn about their application. The safe use of tools and Workplace Health and Safety will also be covered.
You'll also cover:
- marking out and cutting timber to size
- methods of joining and fixing timber using glue, nails, screws and bolts
- clamping materials together correctly
- the use of drawer runners and other hardware
- ornate trims and mouldings
Materials and hardware will be supplied. No previous experience required.
You will need to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, earmuffs or ear plugs, dust mask and closed in footwear.