Important Information

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 Cranbourne Secondary College for first 1st year students and SkillInvest for 2nd year students. If completing this course at Chisholm, a 3rd year must be undertaken to complete the certificate.

At the time of publication, next year’s VETiS Materials Charges have not been determined. A materials fee of $290 1st year/ $284 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).

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 course is extremely popular and places fill quickly. Students are also advised that there is a separate bricklaying stream offered. 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 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.