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52893WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: 52893WA State ID: AD12
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Do you have a desire to work in construction working with timber?

Carpenters and joiners construct, 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.


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

  • Using manual and power tools
  • Constructing wall frames
  • Installing flooring
  • Interpreting plans
  • How to measure and calculate materials
  • Working with scaffolding

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy hands-on work
  • Physically fit and able to undertake manual labour for extended periods
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Planning, organisational and problem solving skills
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

In line with the Department of Education's Alternatives to full-time schooling policy, to study this course starting in:

  • Semester 1 - you need to have turned 15 years old by January 31.
  • Semester 2 - you need to have turned 15 years old by June 30.

Completion of this course will improve your chance of getting a carpentery and joinery apprenticeship.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an apprentice in the building and construction industry, but you need to be registered with the The Apprenticeship Office and employed.

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Semester 1, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Balga
How On campus
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Clarkson
How On campus

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