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Get a head start on your construction career while still at school

Get started in your construction career with this entry-level course. This qualification will show employers you are ready for the next step. It will set you up with the foundation skills and knowledge to gain an apprenticeship in any construction trade.

Employers will be seeking an increased number of qualified workers and apprentices as construction enters a growth period over the next few years. Skills shortages are expected in specialised areas of construction, such as bricklaying and painting, where job prospects are high.

This course covers essential work health and safety requirements, and teaches you basic skills in the use of construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans, making measurements and calculations and communicating in the workplace. This hands-on qualification is built around a basic construction project that integrates these skills just like in the workplace. Our trade-qualified teachers are industry professionals who will show you what it's like to work in the construction industry and help you apply your skills.

Successful completion of this course gives you the skills you need to confidently seek an apprenticeship in a wide range of construction occupations such as bricklaying, carpentry painting and decorating, and wall and floor tiling. You may also look for employment as a trades assistant. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 26 weeks / 1 day per week

Course details

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Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

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Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore 31 Jan 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • Students should contact their School Careers Officer.
  • To enrol, students should be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course.
  • Students must be in Year 10, 11 or 12.
  • Please note: Year 12 students need to be aware of the end date of the course and ensure every effort is made to attend every lesson, as any extension may impact the QCE cut offs.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.
  • If you hold a current White Card please ensure you bring the original document with you for sighting upon enrolment.
  • Work experience is an integral part of this course and provides you with the opportunity to further your learning while undertaking authentic industry tasks, as well as forming career-building relationships within your field of study.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification.  It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

Students will need to wear steel capped safety work boots and safety glasses and bring a pen, paper and calculator to class.

Timetable

  • Classes are held one day per week from 8.00am-3.30pm for 26 weeks at Ashmore.
  • On the first day of class students should meet at Customer Service, E Block.

Units

Certificate I in Construction covers some of the core units of competency common to all qualifications in the CPC training package including:

  • workplace health and safety
  • communication in the construction industry
  • the use and handling of construction tools and equipment
  • practical work covering basic construction techniques
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
LMFFM2006B Hand make timber joints Elective
CPCCCM2004A Handle construction materials Elective
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Elective
CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project Core
CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment Core
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry Core White Card

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

This program receives VET in Schools funding, therefore is fee free for eligible secondary school students.  Please visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/vetis.html for further information or speak with one of our Customer Service Consultants on (07) 5581 8300.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Completion of this course could lead to an apprenticeship in the construction industry as a:

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Concreter
  • Floor Coverer
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plasterer
  • Scaffolder
  • Shopfitter
  • Structural Landscaper
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Glazier
  • Cabinetmaker

Successful completion of this course will allow students to obtain 3 points towards their QCE.

Job prospects

  • Construction Trades Assistant
  • Apprenticeship - Domestic/Commercial Building
  • Construction and Mining Labourer

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
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Orientation

Orientation:  An Orientation session will be held in class on the first day.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 November 2017

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