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Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades)

National ID: 52824WA | State ID: BCY47


Not sure what trade to pursue? Our taster course is the ideal solution.

This course will give you a broad experience in the construction industry and prepare you for an apprenticeship to become a bricklayer; plasterer; tiler; or wall and ceiling fixer.

You will gain an introduction to the construction industry – its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. You will also get to try your hand at the following trades where you will learn the specifics of the trade before making the decision to specialise in further study.

  • Bricklaying and blocklaying
  • Solid plastering
  • Wall and floor tiling
  • Wall and ceiling lining

Any competencies you successfully complete in the Certificate II will count towards related Certificate III trade qualifications, reducing your study time.

In addition to attending classes you will be required to undertake 125 hours of work placement outside of class time.

Enrolments also occur throughout the semester so you can start anytime.

Gain these skills

  • Carry out measurements/calculations
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Plan and organise work
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Work effectively, sustainably and safely in the construction industry

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Six months (1 semester) full-time

HowVet Delivered To Secondary Students
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
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