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Carpentry courses

We have a broad range of carpentry courses to get you skilled-up. We are focused on the delivery of apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, skills recognition and other programs tailored to industry needs.

Gain skills to take you further. You can study our range of short courses and TAFE certificates.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following industries:

  • cabinet making
  • construction
  • engineering
  • carpentry
  • fence builder
  • furniture restorer
  • woodwork.


Our carpentry courses are provided by Victoria Polytechnic.

Short courses 1 course

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 7 courses

Duration: 3 months

Learn key skills for the building industry and increase your chances of getting an apprenticeship.

Duration: 3 years
Develop valuable cabinet making skills for residential and commercial buildings and become a qualified, trade-level cabinet maker.
Duration: 3 years
Learn how to install floors, doors and windows, construct roofs and stairs. Gain practical and helpful skills for using and maintaining safe tools.
Duration: 3 years

Gain your carpentry trade qualification. Learn the skills required necessary for the safe use and maintenance of a wide range of tools and equipment generally used on-the-job.

Duration: 0.5 years
This course is designed for students who want to acquire the skills and knowledge to work in the furniture finishing sector of the furnishing industry.
Duration: 0.5 years
Learn to build high quality furniture and prepare for an apprenticeship in furniture making or cabinet making.
Duration: 3 years
As an apprentice joiner you will learn techniques such as manufacturing and assembling stairs, cutting and installing glass and applying finishes.

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