Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Building) (22338VIC)

In our pre-apprenticeship course, an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible and will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career as a carpenter in the domestic housing industry or commercial construction area.

CRICOS Code Study Mode Duration
N/A Full Time 16 weeks
Course Code Delivery Location
22338VIC Face to Face Please contact us

You will learn how to use basic carpentry tools, power tools and equipment, read and interpret plans, handle carpentry materials, ceiling frames and flooring systems.

The training is provided to our students by teachers that have been firstly apprentices themselves then moved on to become qualified tradesman themselves and still maintain industry currency by working with other contractors or running their own subcontracting businesses.

The qualification requires the successful completion of 18 units of competency which includes 13 core and 5 electives. The units of competency currently shown in the table below indicate a possible direction. The units may change during the pre-training interview to better suit the type of work you undertake.


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Provide basic emergency life support


Workplace safety and site induction


Building structures


Calculations for the construction industry


Prepare for work in the construction industry


Communication skills for the construction industry


Introduction to scaffolding and working platforms




Quality principles for the construction industry


Safe handling and use of plant and selected portable power tools


Workplace documents and plans

Carpentry Stream


Carpentry hand tools


Carpentry power tools


Basic setting out


Sub-floor framing


Wall framing


Roof framing


External cladding


Installation of window and door frames


Interior fixing


Introduction to demolition


Formwork for concreting


Basic environmental sustainability in carpentry

On successful completion of this course students will receive the qualification 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.

Students who do not fully complete the qualification but who are successful in completing a number of the units of competency will receive a statement of attainment for those units.

Employment Options

A person having successfully completed 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship may seek employment in the following field as an:

  • Apprentice or Labourer to a Carpenter

12 of the units delivered from this certificate may also prepare you to work in the following fields as an:

  • Apprentice or Labourer to a Bricklaying
  • Apprentice or Labourer to a Painting and Decorating
  • Apprentice or Labourer to a Wall and Ceiling Liner (Plasterer)
  • Apprentice or Labourer to a Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Apprentice or Labourer to a Solid Plasterer

Education Pathway

After achieving the 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-Apprenticeship, candidates may be eligible to undertake the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry.

Online: Online: Applications can be made by clicking Apply Now or
In Person: Applications can be made by contacting 1300326888

Domestic Fees
Students undertaking this course will be must make payment prior to the commencement of the course or alternatively a payment plan has to have been arranged with PIA Accounts Department prior to commencement.

Funding Availability
This Course currently has NO funding available and therefore is full fee for service.       

VIC Satement of Fees

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