Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship

Course code: 22614VIC

Registered Training Organisation: Skillinvest – RTO code: 4192 and Federation University – RTO code; 4909

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 

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

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to 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

School to Work

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

Select fees to be paid by DE for schools in the public sector.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001
Provide basic emergency life support HLTAID010
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry VU22022
Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment VU22022
Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings VU22015
Carry our measurements and calculations CPCCCM1015A
Perform basic setting out VU22023
Apply basic levelling procedures CPCCCM2006
Construct a basic sub-floor VU22024
Construct basic wall frames VU22025
Construct a basic roof frame VU22026
Install basic external cladding VU22027

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.


RTO Contact

Skillinvest – Di Dent

Federation TAFE – Kim Boulton

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page


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