This course is offered Internally and externally. Please refer to the information below for details.
Delivery and Cost Details
Note: this is subject to change
This course is offered as a 2 year program (with an optional 3rd year) to be delivered at Chisholm Institute, Dandenong and Frankston Campus and Berwick Trade Centre each Tuesday. Due to the popularity of this program, VCAL students may be required to attend classes on Wednesdays. Please note it is anticipated that all students may expect to attend 1st year classes on a Tuesday between 1:00pm and 5:00pm.
Please note: students who commenced this course in Year 10 who wish to fully complete the certificate may choose to enrol in a 3rd year of the program in Year 12. This will allow them to complete the certificate. Students choosing to enrol in 3rd year next year are expected to pay a materials fee of $85.
At the time of publication, 2018 VETiS Materials Charges have not been determined. A materials fee of $263 1st year/ $70 2nd year will be required to be paid on course counselling day. Once materials fees are known, parents will either be reimbursed if overcharged or invoiced for outstanding fees.
Possible Career/Further Study Pathways
May articulate into a traineeship or apprenticeship. Students will qualify for a white card (Construction Induction Card).
Work Placement Requirements
Students expected to complete a number of days of work placement each year. Training provider will advise. Students may have to complete placement while on school holidays so as to minimise disruption to rest of school program.
Special comments about delivery of the program
This course is extremely popular and places fill quickly. Students are also advised that there are separate bricklaying, painting and decorating and wall and ceiling (plastering) streams offered which are offered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Other streams of building are experiencing skills shortages.
Employment prospects are very strong in bricklaying. Please note: the general Building and Construction course is extremely popular and places usually do not meet demand. Students will be required to wear the appropriate clothing and equipment i.e. sleeveless overalls (beige) or pants – no shorts – capped safety boots, lined notepad/workbook, pens, pencils, 1 metre folding rule.
For VCE students, this program does not have a study score, but does count as a 3⁄4 sequence and students may be eligible to gain an ATAR increment (10% of their primary four subjects). Please note that this course cannot be counted in the student’s primary four studies for ATAR calculation.