Course Description

Lay the foundations for a career in the building industry with a Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (bricklaying or carpentry) at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Increase your chances of getting an apprenticeship (external link) by developing basic skills and knowledge in:

  • painting
  • tiling
  • levelling
  • scaffolding
  • workplace safety and first aid
  • safe use of power tools
  • calculations
  • environmental sustainability.

Bricklaying stream

In the bricklaying stream you'll learn:

  • foundational bricklaying skills
  • brick veneer processes
  • masonry.

Carpentry stream

In the carpentry stream you'll learn about:

  • wall and roof framing
  • demolition
  • concreting
  • cladding.

When you graduate from this course, you’ll be on your way towards a bricklaying or carpentry apprenticeship.

Free TAFE 2019 - apply now

Eligible students won’t pay tuition fees for this course in 2019.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand from Victorian employers.

Find out more about Free TAFE (external link).


0.25 years full time,

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: 22338VIC

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.r>VETiS: The literacy and numeracy levels of applicants will be assessed through consultation with the relevant secondary school.