Delivery and Cost Details
Note: this is subject to change
This course is offered on Wednesdays at Chisholm TAFE in Berwick.
At the time of publication, next year’s VETiS Materials Charges have not been determined. A materials fee of $80 for 1st year and $50 for 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 an apprenticeship. Students will qualify for a white card (Construction Induction Card). This is a skills shortage Industry with excellent employment prospects.
Work Placement Requirements
Students are highly recommended 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 is a stream of building that is 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. On successful completion of the program, students have achieved approximately two-thirds of the pre-apprenticeship certificate. Students wishing to complete the entire pre-apprenticeship certificate need to undertake modules beyond the requirements of the VCE VET program. Students will be provided with a Statement of Attainment. Students will be required to purchase the appropriate clothing and equipment i.e. sleeveless overalls (beige) or pants – no shorts – capped safety boots, lined notepad/workbook, pens, pencils.
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 the lowest study score of the primary four studies). Please note that this course cannot be counted in the student’s primary four studies for ATAR calculation.