Certificate II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying)
- This information is for local students.
- This course is not available to international students.
Am I a You are a local student if:
you are an Australian citizen, or
you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
you are an Australian permanent resident.
You are an international student if:
you are not an Australian citizen, and
you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
you are not an Australian permanent resident.local or an international student?
|Duration||16 weeks full-time. Please note that the Term 5 starting date for the pre-apprenticeship is 15 July 2013.|
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Course in detail
- Develop basic building skills
- Understanding plans and documents
- Emphasis on brick veneer construction
- Cavity wall construction
- Masonry block work
Units of study
WVBQM698 Workplace procedures for environmental sustainability (16 hours)
WVBQM699 Basic first aid (8 hours)
WVBQM700 Building structures (8 hours)
WVBQM701 Calculations (20 hours)
WVBQM702 Career studies (16 hours)
WVBQM703 Communications (20 hours)
WVBQM704 Induction to scaffolding (24 hours)
WVBQM705 Levelling (8 hours)
WVBQM706 Quality principles (8 hours)
WVBQM707 Plant and power tools (16 hours)
WVBQM708 Documents and plans (20 hours)
WVBQM709 Bricklaying hand tools (60 hours)
WVBQM710 Bricklaying basic skills (126 hours)
WVBQM711 Bricklaying veneer construction principles (100 hours)
WVBQM712 Bricklaying cavity cons principles (100 hours)
WVBQM713 Masonry blockwork (50 hours)
WVPAU349 Work safely in the construction industry
Aims and objectives
- To develop basic skills and knowledge to apply in the building industry as a full-time apprentice
- Onsite employment opportunities
Entry requirementsSatisfactory completion of an appropriate Victorian Year 10 or its equivalent, or mature age.
Courses at Swinburne can provide an alternative entry option, or pathway, into further TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate courses if you don’t meet the entry requirements. For example, successful completion of a Swinburne diploma or advanced diploma provides credits that can advance you to later stages of an undergraduate degree. Certificate level studies can also pathway through to higher level TAFE studies. Whatever your situation, pathways ensure you gain the maximum benefit for previous study – whether at Swinburne or another institution. For more information, please visit the Pathways website.
Applicants with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of a course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further information refer to the Credit Transfer website.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. To learn more about RPL and how to apply, please visit the RPL website.
How to apply
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