How does the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) work?

How does the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) work?

If you enjoy working with tools and building things from scratch, look no further than the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) (22216VIC) pre-apprenticeship course. Discover the basics of building and construction, with a focus on carpentry. Become an apprentice carpenter and enter the building and construction industry with this nationally recognised entry level course and learn the key skills involved in becoming a carpenter.

The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) is a comprehensive course that provides hands-on experience, involving both theory and practical skills involved in building and construction, with emphasis on carpentry to equip students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the industry. When hiring, employers are looking for apprentices who are work-ready, adaptable and well organised as well as reliable and customer-friendly. A career in carpentry could take you from the construction of small housing units, to working on projects of national significance like the construction of major infrastructures such as new highways, or renovating national icons such as the Sydney Opera House.

At Kangan Institute, candidates are able to gain confidence by familiarising themselves with materials, equipment, practices and expectations, preparing candidates for the workforce or allowing students to improve on existing skills. This certificate is ideal for school leavers who wish to build their practical experiences and knowledge to ensure their employability as an apprentice carpenter. It is also an excellent way for mature aged applicants to begin a career change, regardless of age or gender this course is open to all applicants.

How does the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) work?

The training elements and guidance given throughout the course will highlight the importance of understanding what clients expect, how to work with an employer and contribute to a safe and efficient workplace. This certificate is primarily about giving candidates exposure to the work, equipment and expectations they will face. Participants will also gain valuable knowledge about the industry and career opportunities. All training is provided by professional teachers, who are also qualified carpenters, along with many years’ experience in the building and construction industry. While carpenters have their particular skills and tasks to perform on-site, they must also have knowledge of all other trades as carpenters often have to work closely with the other trades and as well as providing them with on-site direction.

Carpenters build everything from buildings to boats, using wood and other materials. The building and construction industry continues to be one of the largest employers in Australia. The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) is fast becoming the primary point of entry into the building and construction industry and can open the door to a future carpentry apprenticeship. This carpentry course will enable an apprenticeship and work towards a career in carpentry. Once qualified any number of opportunities in the building industry awaits you, become a registered building practitioner, building inspector, foreman, leading hand or project manager.

What will I learn?

Candidates undertaking this certificate can expect to learn:

  • Workplace safety, documents, plans and site induction
  • Building structures, setting out, sub-floor framing, wall framing, roof framing
  • Introduction to scaffolding and working with platforms, hand tools and power tools
  • External cladding, window and door frames, interior linings and fixings
  • Formwork for concreting and levelling
  • Demolition and environmental sustainability in carpentry
How does the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) work?

What will I study?

Candidates will study a number of building and construction competencies. Some of the course modules for this certificate includes:

  • Work safely in the construction industry
    Candidates will be required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within reference to the construction industry. This unit requires the ability to demonstrate personal understanding of OHS legislative requirements, and the fundamental principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.
  • Workplace safety and site induction
    Safe work practices are crucial to the workplace, this module is to introduce the participant to the building and construction industry and provide the skills, ability and knowledge required to warrant the safety of themselves and others while working.
  • Building structures
    Within this module students will be provided with the skills, ability and knowledge to identify various building structures found in the commercial and housing districts of the building and construction industry.
  • Introduction to scaffolding and working platforms
    The aim of this module is to provide candidates with the skills, ability and knowledge to understand the safe erection, use and disassembly of restricted height scaffolding.
  • Levelling
    Throughout this module students be provided with the skills, ability and knowledge to determine and apply levelling techniques and the explanation of techniques in the building industry.
  • Interior fittings
    The purpose of this module is to provide the participant with the skills, ability and knowledge to apply a range of interior fittings and applications of techniques in the building industry.
  • Introduction to demolition
    There are a lot of precautions to consider before a demolition takes place. This module is to provide students with the skills, ability and knowledge necessary to demolish internal structures.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will show that students have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with the information. This may provide candidates to enter the workforce to access a broad range of employment opportunities in various fields.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Once you have completed the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) you will have completed part of the theoretical component of the relevant apprenticeship/Certificate III. This will assist you to enter an apprenticeship in a chosen area of study. Candidates may also be able to use some credits towards your apprenticeship.