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​Holmesglen is the most comprehensive TAFE provider of carpentry and joinery pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships in Melbourne. From our state-of-the-art carpentry training facilities to our experienced teachers and industry connections, we'll give you the hands on skills and technical expertise valued in this growing and dynamic sector

Carpentry involves working with timber and other building materials: constructing, erecting and renovating structures and fixtures for residential and commercial buildings are all part of the trade. Carpenters can work outdoors on building sites erecting framing for buildings or inside upgrading interior fixtures.

If you're looking for an apprenticeship, to change careers or refine your skills, we even offer Carpentry training through our Weekend College. These part time programs are offered at Certificate II & III level, allowing you to fit training around your busy schedule.

Courses available (7)

Certificate II

  • Building and Construction (Carpentry)
    Pre-apprenticeship
    Chadstone
    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Holmesglen TAFE
    22216VIC
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This comprehensive course covers all aspects of domestic carpentry and is the perfect starting point for a career in the building and construction industry. Certificate II in Carpentry is for school leavers who wish to build their practical experience and knowledge to ensure their employment opportunities as an apprentice carpenter. The course is equally applicable to mature aged applicants in their quest of a career change. Regardless of age or gender, this course is open [...]

Certificate III

  • International
    Carpentry
    Apprenticeship
    Chadstone
    Certificate III in Carpentry Holmesglen TAFE
    CPC30211
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides comprehensive training for carpentry apprentices, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.Carpenters are the key players in domestic house construction. Carpenters are the first on-site and the last to leave. While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, carpenters must have knowledge of all other trades as a carpenter's work often accommodates the other trades who follow them.The course is delivered in Holmesglen's [...]

  • International
    Joinery
    Apprenticeship & On Campus Program
    Chadstone
    Certificate III in Joinery Holmesglen TAFE
    CPC31912
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects of joinery. You will learn to manufacture and assemble joinery components; Oxy-LPG; cut and install glass; install windows and doors; computer-controlled/static machinery, and undertake sustainable practices in the construction industry.Where possible, work is undertaken on full sized projects in Holmesglen's specially designed and industry recognised facilities.

  • Joinery (Stairs)
    Apprenticeship & On Campus Program
    Chadstone
    Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs) Holmesglen TAFE
    CPC31912
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects of joinery and stair building. You will learn how to design and set out stairs, manufacture stair components, construct stairs, work safely at heights, use computer-controlled / static machinery, and undertake sustainable work practices in the construction industry.Where possible, work is undertaken on full-sized projects in Holmesglen's specially designed and industry recognised facilities.

  • Shopfitting
    Apprenticeship & On Campus Program
    Chadstone
    CPC31812
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides you with comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects of shopfitting. You will learn to assemble cabinets and showcases, install windows and doors, and work sustainably in the construction industry.You will be taught in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training.

Programs for Secondary School Students

  • Building and Construction (Carpentry) - Partial
    VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS)
    Chadstone
    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) - Partial Holmesglen TAFE
    22216VIC
    • Start February

    This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.This is a two year course which opens up employment opportunities in the building construction and building design industries by providing the skills and knowledge you need for the carpentry and building trades. The Certificate II in Building and Construction is designed to improve your carpentry or associated building trades apprenticeship prospects. [...]

  • Furniture and Joinery - Semester Pathway Program
    Semester Pathway Program
    Chadstone
    3 units from MSF20316
    • Start February / July

    This course gives you the opportunity to work safely using hand and power tools to construct timber furnishing products. It is suitable if you are interested in furniture design, kitchen design, furniture making, cabinet making, wood machining, joinery, shopfitting and stair building.

Carpentry & Joinery Open Days

  • 11May
    Carpentry - Pre Apprenticeship
    Chadstone
    OD2740

    Holmesglen is the most comprehensive provider of carpentry and building courses in Victoria. From our state-of-the-art carpentry training facilities to our experienced teachers and industry connections, we'll give you the hands on skills and technical expertise valued in this growing and dynamic sector.

    Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

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