Sherwood Park (Warrnambool)
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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Timetable||Three days a week|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
If you’re seeking a career in carpentry and want to learn your skills from industry experts, SWTAFE’s Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship provides an ideal starting place.
The course will develop your ‘hand skills’ to an acceptable industry standard. Students will acquire these skills by participating in a number of building projects. Students will construct a full size domestic house or similar structure from ground to completion. Graduates may pursue apprenticeships and traineeships in the building industry.
This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare you for work or further study within the building and construction industry. Our course is based around building a 'real-life' house from start to finish which will give you a sound knowledge to kick off your career in the building industry.
During this course you will learn:
People working in the building and construction industry are always in high demand and it's one of the biggest employment sectors in the country.
Upon completion of this pre-apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the foundation skills to gain a:
This course is a pathway to gaining an apprenticeship in the carpentry or any other related construction work.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 20 units: 10 core and 10 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CPCCCM1012A||Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry||20||$0.00|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct Workplace Communication||20||$0.00|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry Out Measurements And Calculations||20||$0.00|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures||8||$0.00|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry||20||$0.00|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||6||$70.00|
|HLTAID002||Provide basic emergency life support||12||$40.00|
|VU22014||Prepare for work in the building and construction industry||16||$0.00|
|VU22015||Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings||25||$0.00|
|VU22016||Erect and safely use working platforms||24||$0.00|
|VU22022||Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment||100||$0.00|
|VU22023||Perform basic setting out||24||$0.00|
|VU22024||Construct basic sub-floor||48||$0.00|
|VU22025||Construct basic wall frames||48||$0.00|
|VU22026||Construct a basic roof frame||40||$0.00|
|VU22028||Install basic window and door frames||24||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|VU22027||Install basic external cladding||24||$0.00|
|VU22029||Install interior fixings||40||$0.00|
|VU22030||Carry out basic demolition of timber structures||20||$0.00|
|VU22031||Construct basic formwork for concreting||40||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,525.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$7,450.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$310.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
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