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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 University Polytechnic.

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 with the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery.
Duration: 3 years

Build the framework for a career in construction with a Certificate III in Carpentry at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration: 0.5 years
Develop the foundational skills to access an apprenticeship in furniture finishing, with a Certificate II in Furniture Finishing at Victoria University Polytechnic.
Duration: 0.5 years
Gain the foundational skills for an apprenticeship in furniture making or cabinet making, with a Certificate II in Furniture Making at Victoria University Polytechnic.
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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