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Stage 6 – Construction 240 hours

2 Units in each of Preliminary and HSC

Board Developed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Course – Category B

Major Project: No

Work placement: Yes

Fees: $50

Some extra costs may be incurred for practical aspects and projects within this course

What will I be doing in this course?

This course is for students who wish to work in the building industry or simply would like to learn some very good home maintenance skills.

The main modules include Conduct Workplace Communications, Follow WH&S Policies and Procedures, Carryout Measurements and Calculations, Handle Construction Materials, Apply Basic Levelling Procedures, Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications and Use Construction Tools and Equipment. Electives cover key aspects of the construction industry including competencies in carpentry, concreting, plastering, demolition, drafting and painting and decorating.

The course incorporates core units plus a range of elective units from the General Construction and Civil Construction sectors. A mandatory Work Cover approved general WH&S induction-training program, as well as a work activity WH&S training and site-specific WH&S training must be completed before students are allowed onto a work site.

Compliance with WH&S requirements and the provision and appropriate use of personal protective equipment is mandatory. The HSC exam involves multiple choices, short answers and essay questions.

Course delivery will be through practical individual and group projects with a building theme and skills developed being reinforced through Work Placement. Theoretical content will also be delivered related to each of the modules.

How will this course help me in the future?

On successful completion of this course students may receive a Certificate I in General Construction or Statement of Attainment towards Certificate II in General Construction. Successful completion of the various modules will display a good grounding in the basics of the building trade and the work placement report will reflect a student’s commitment to working in this industry.

Examples of occupations students can aim for in the construction industry include: building, bricklaying, carpentry, concreting, consulting, contracting, glazing, joinery, plastering, roofing, shop fitting, sign writing, steel reinforcing and structural engineering.