22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship


Work towards becoming a carpentry apprentice in the building and construction industry. Gain a competitive advantage by being the apprentice every carpenter wants, and increase your employment prospects.

This qualification is delivered by RTO 21583


About the 22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship

Career Pathways

This qualification prepares graduates for an apprenticeship into carpentry, CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry. After successfully completing your carpentry apprenticeship you can be employed as a qualified carpenter.

All CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry graduates will be given the opportunity to enrol in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification which will give participants the skills and knowledge to work in supervisory roles within the domestic low-rise building and construction industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements for this qualification, however:

  • Participants must be 16 years old or over
  • Be competent in written and spoken English.
  • All prospective students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) evaluation prior to commencing the training.

This course has a duration of 26 weeks, running 3 days per week 8:00am – 3:30pm.


The course is delivered in specially designed facilities where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible.


The tuition fees you pay will depend on whether you are eligible for Victorian Skills First Funding subsidies.  Find out more here or contact us for more information Or view our Statement of Fees (VIC)

Assessment Methods

The course is delivered with both theory and practical elements, with a focus on practical application projects.


Before starting your apprenticeship with Builders Academy Australia you or your employer are required to purchase the following:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Suitable steel cap work boots (must be ankle high and meet or exceed Australian Standard AS/NZS2210.3 for Type 1 safety footwear)
  • Hi-Vis long sleeve shirt (must meet AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 High-Visibility Safety Garments for Day use only and rated UPF 50+. AS/NZS 4399: 1999 Sun Protective Clothing – Evaluation and Classification)
  • Suitable work pants (denim and tracksuit pants are not permitted)
  • Safety glasses (must comply with Australian standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 for medium impact protection)
  • Work gloves (must comply with standard EN 388:3131 and meet Risk Category II: Gloves of Intermediate Design For Intermediate Risk, cleaning gloves are not permitted)
  • Hearing protection (must not have a radio included, and must comply with Australia New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1270:2002)


Builders Academy will provide the following:

  • Hi-vis vest
  • Wide brim sunhat
  • All other required equipment/tools