Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
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|On-the-job training plus seven one-week training sessions a year on campus.
Begin your career in the building and construction industry with a carpentry apprenticeship.
During this apprenticeship, you will develop a range of hands-on skills to work within the construction industry as a residential or commercial carpenter.
With a combination of on the job training and block releases, you will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of carpentry. You will learn how to work in a team while ensuring quality craftsmanship and safety are adhered to.
The course includes hands-on experience with theory and practical components, which will assist you while you are employed in the construction industry.
Skills you will gain during this apprenticeship include:
Upon successful completion, you will be a qualified carpenter enabling you to gain employment in the construction industry in both domestic and commercial sectors.
You may choose to continue study to become a qualified builder with the Certificate IV Building and Construction.
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.
You need to be employed in the construction industry (either domestic or commercial) as an apprentice before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 34 units: 27 core and 7 elective units.
|Apply basic levelling procedures
|Use carpentry tools and equipment
|Carry out setting out
|Install flooring systems
|Construct and erect wall frames
|Construct ceiling frames
|Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
|Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
|Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
|Conduct workplace communication
|Carry out measurements and calculations
|Carry out levelling operations
|Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
|Handle carpentry materials
|Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
|Erect roof trusses
|Construct pitched roofs
|Install windows and doors
|Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
|Install exterior cladding
|Install lining, panelling and moulding
|Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
|Work safely at heights
|Carry out concreting to simple forms
|Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
|Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
|Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
|Frame and fit wet area fixtures
|Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
|Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
|Carry out hand excavation
|Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
|Plan and organise work
|Place and fix reinforcement materials
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)
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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 course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
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
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|Course consumable/materials (approximate)
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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.
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