How a certificate II course can help with your DIY goals

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Hands-on skills are useful with everyday tasks. But, like any skills, they first need to be learned.

Our building and construction courses cover a range of study areas and qualification types. From pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships to diplomas and degrees, there is something for every stage of learner.

But maybe you’re just looking to gain the skills that will help with DIY projects and basic building jobs. That is why we offer our  CPC2020220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways.

Who is suited for this course?

This course is your introduction into the trades industry. It is a versatile training option for a range of learners – from a school leaver to someone looking to upskill or change careers.

It is a perfect opportunity for you to gain the manual skills to tackle your next passion project or maybe make your current day-to-day jobs that much easier. This course will give you a foundation of valuable trades skills, and if you wish to continue a pathway to a future apprenticeship.

Plus, we are always here to help. Prior to you starting, we will confirm your training plan and identify any learning support you may need.

So, I’ve got some DIY projects I want to tackle, what trades areas do you cover?

These days, it is handy to be skilled across a range of areas, our course is designed to help you in several areas:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Shopfitting

And what skills will I gain?

You will learn:

  • Leading work health and safety practices
  • How to correctly use tools
  • The usage of materials
  • How to read and interpret plans
  • How to carry out measurements and calculations

Where will a course lead?

Trade skills are in high demand. Graduates of this course can pursue a variety of apprenticeships in the building and construction industry. Plus, you may even receive some credits if you choose to then undertake an apprenticeship.

Why Holmesglen?

You will learn in some of Victoria’s leading building and construction training facilities. Plus, we have over 30 different pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, making us one of the most comprehensive training providers in the state.

But, we also know what you learn in the classroom is just the start. We also have:

  • Strong industry connections across our trades areas
  • Regular trades expos
  • Large training facilities and small class sizes 
  • Support services including Student Wellbeing and Apprentice Central


You may be eligible to study the CPC20222 Certificate II in Construction Pathways as a Free TAFE course. Find out more at our Free TAFE page.

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