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The building industry is currently booming so there is a lot of demand for carpenters. So if you enjoy working with your hands, why not try one of our carpentry courses?

They include certificate courses in both:

  • pre-apprenticeship
  • apprenticeship

The carpentry pre-apprenticeship is an intensive training program in NMIT’s purpose-built building barn at Heidelberg.

Successful completion of this course leads into an apprenticeship in:

  • carpentry
  • framework
  • formwork
  • finishing

Trainees undertaking an apprenticeship program are employed by carpenters and will train:

  • on-site with their employer
  • off-site at NMIT

Skills and knowledge you will gain:

  • using mathematical ideas and techniques
  • working with others and in teams
  • using hand and power tools
  • performing calculations and measurements
  • building structures
  • first aid
  • reading and interpreting plans
  • floor, wall and roof framing
  • demolition
  • safety
  • occupational health and safety
  • levelling
  • installing windows
  • roofing
  • ​exterior cladding

The training centre at NMIT’s Heidelberg campus has Victoria’s most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction.

Courses
Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry)
Start building your future in carpentry and become the apprentice that every site manager wants. This pre-apprenticeship course will give you the best possible chance to secure a position that will lead you to working on a diverse range of building projects.
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Certificate II in Joinery Shopfitting Stairbuilding (Pre-apprenticeship)
Climb to the top as a qualified joiner, shopfitter and stairbuilder with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Joinery/Shopfitting/Stairbuilding (Pre-apprenticeship). Work on local or major infrastructure projects with your career in joinery, especially if you are a ‘hands-on’ person and like to see a solid result to your work. This course can also be taken as part of a combined qualification with the Certificate II in Furniture Making.
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Certificate III in Carpentry
Construct a career in carpentry and plan a path towards your own business in the trade with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Carpentry. Our carpentry teachers will hone your skills in all aspects of construction and essential knowledge of building regulations, with carpentry as prime focus.
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Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - How to Start Your Own Building Business
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) lays the groundwork for you to start building your own business. This course provides the freedom to start your own building business and prepare for the Building Practitioners Board registration, allowing you to work in the building industry as a sub-contractor. Enrol now with no upfront fees* - contact the department to find out more and save!
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Short Courses
Furniture Making
Basic Carpentry
Estimating Costing and Contracting for the Building Industry

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