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  • NONAC04066

Get Ready for a Carpentry Apprenticeship (Career Start)

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Take the first step to becoming a carpenter with this introductory short course. Develop the basic hand and employability skills needed to obtain an apprenticeship

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop the basic skills and knowledge you will need to gain an apprenticeship with this introductory carpentry short course.

There is a strong demand for qualified carpenters with up to 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Increased specialisation within the construction industry means that you will be well-placed for employment if you continue to and complete an apprenticeship.

In a range of settings as an apprentice, you will learn to use carpentry tools, equipment and materials, and learn many skills including; site set-out, wall and roof framing, cladding, lining and finishing skills, assemble partitions, finish category 1 and 2 wet areas, fix plasterboard to walls and ceilings, install cast ornamental cornice and much more.

During this course you will also learn about occupational health and safety and develop an understanding of the building and construction industry structure, work organisation and possible career pathways. This intensive two week course provides hands-on training delivered by industry experienced teachers with on-site industry work experience.

Upon successful completion of this short course, you will be well-placed to seek an apprenticeship in the construction industry.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you have:

  • a sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent
  • car and licence - required to get to and from construction sites, usually for a 6.30 - 7.00 am start

Placement

You will undertake one week of work experience and it will be arranged for you by TAFE Queensland teachers who are well connected with their industries.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210 (no Volleys). You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

Need to know

To further your employability opportunities, it is strongly recommended that you also enrol into the Construction Industry White Card Skill Set for an additional fee. This course can be completed during the first week of your training.

This course is not intended for hobbyist carpenter, it is to determine suitability for an apprenticeship.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland