Early career starts are available for VCE and VCAL students seeking a career in Building and Construction. Students can integrate a VET certificate in Building and Construction within a VCE or VCAL syllabus.
Using a combination of laser levels and electronic tape measures, learn how to survey a block of land to set out an L-shaped house. Develop planning interpretation skills. Construct small-scale subflooring, wall frames, roof trusses and wall cladding. Understand how current OHS regulations are applied to the safe operation of power tools and hand equipment.
Building & Construction enables you to:/
Use hand and power tool skills for various carpentry team and individual projects./
Work safely in the construction environments./
Build your skills in concepts, theory and terminology.
This course is a partial completion of the Certificate with 8 core units related to the building industry and 12 elective units introducing carpentry. It covers basic knowledge in safety and basic carpentry and building skills to prepare students for work in the building trades.
During the course, students will be able to activities and tasks that may include: basic building concepts, theory and terminology; using hand and power tool skills for various carpentry team and individual projects; timber construction projects eg.saw horses, dog house & small portable or fixed dwelling; working safely in the construction industry; calculations for the building industry; levelling; first aid.
Practical project work assessed by observation and questioning, and written tasks are all assessed using set criteria. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 80 hours of Structured Workplace Learning.
Students will be given a fair and adequate assessment process that includes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competency.
A minimum sound achievement of Year 10 Maths and English or equivalent and an aptitude for practical work is recommended. If you have individual needs please contact the college.