Certificate II in Building and Construction

Course code: 22338VIC

Registered Training Organisation: Skillinvest

RTO code: 4192

Course Summary

The outcomes of the qualification will enable the participant to develop skills in the following areas:

  • safe handling of selected hand and power tools
  • interpreting workplace documents and plans
  • performing building related calculations
  • communicating effectively in the workplace
  • researching pathways and job opportunities in the construction industry
  • safety requirements on a work site
  • components of building structures
  • basic quality principles in the construction industry
  • awareness of building codes and standards.


Contribution towards VCE: VM (replacing VCAL Intermediate and Senior Certificate)

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM from 2023 must complete 180 hours of Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC (replacing Foundation VCAL)

Students studying VPC from 2023 can include a VET program, however it is not mandated.

Contribution towards VCE

Students will be eligible for two or more units at

Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Building will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).

No Scored Assessment Available

State Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Building Training Workshop

Longerenong College or Federation University

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.30 am to 3.20 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

A minimum of 40 hours work placement is recommended.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible study pathways

  • Carpentry Apprenticeship
  • Architecture
  • Building Engineering
  • Interior Design

Potential career paths

  • Builder
  • Building Site Manager
  • Building Inspector
  • Landscaper

Fees and Equipment


No singlets

Safety boots required

Students experiencing financial disadvantage may be eligible to receive free Work Boots provided by the State Schools’ Relief Program. Contact your VET Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.

Materials Fee

To be paid by DET for schools in the public sector.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

Core Units


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Provide basic emergency life support


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Prepare for work in the building and construction industry


Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings


Carry out measurements and calculations


Apply basic levelling procedures


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Conduct workplace communication

Unit code            

Elective Units


Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment


Perform basic setting out


Erect and safely use working platforms


Carry out basic demolition for timber structures


Construct basic sub-floor


Construct basic formwork for concreting


Construct basic wall frames


Construct a basic roof frame


Install basic external cladding


Install basic windows and door frames


RTO Contact

Amanda Hardy 0414 808 366

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page


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