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:
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:
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
- occupational health and safety
- installing windows
- exterior cladding
The training centre at NMIT’s Heidelberg campus has Victoria’s most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction.
Available Courses (5)
How to Start Your Own Building Business
This Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) has been designed to show you How to Start Your Own Building Business and prepare you for the Building Practitioners Board registration - an important first step towards allowing you to work in the building industry as a subcontractor. This course is is offered through the Building Structures and Services department. NMIT also offers a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), as well as a Builders Registration Course for the MBAV through the Design Drafting and Interior Fittings Department.
The Certificate II in Building and Construction is offered as a pre-apprenticeship to local students. NMIT will prepare you for a career in carpentry. You will learn skills and knowledge including: reading and interpreting plans; using hand and power tools; external cladding; and roofing.
Teaches carpentry skills. Areas of study include restricted height scaffolding , explosive power tools, timber wall framing, timber pitched roof-framing, sub floor framing, timber and sheet flooring and door frames. Career opportunities include carpenter, sub contractor and contractor. Trainees work at NMIT's specially designed facilities.
Build your career in Construction - be an all-rounder in the building trade and work on major infrastructure with your career in construction. If you are a ‘hands-on’ person and like to see the solid end result of your work, construction is the industry for you.
Climb to the top as a qualified Joiner - work on major infrastructure with your career in joinery. If you are a ‘hands on’ person and like to see the solid end result of your work, joinery is for you.
Available Short Courses (1)
Have you ever wanted to make your own furniture? Whether a beginner or equipped with some woodworking knowledge, NMIT’s Furniture Making short course is the perfect start point. Develop and practice woodwork skills to produce basic items of furniture. Use hand tools and some power tools.