We have a range of carpentry courses for building, furniture making and construction – or for your home-improvement projects.

Gain the skills you need with our TAFE certificates for apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, skills recognition and other programs tailored to industry needs.

Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship

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

Duration 3 months Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee Delivery mode Face to Face
Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Develop valuable cabinet making skills for residential and commercial buildings and become a qualified, trade-level cabinet maker.
Duration 3 years Campus Industry, Sunshine, Other Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
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 Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Carpentry

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

Duration 3 years Campus Industry, Sunshine, Werribee, Other Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
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 Campus Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate II in Furniture Making
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 0.5 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace
Certificate III in Joinery
As an apprentice joiner you will learn techniques such as manufacturing and assembling stairs, cutting and installing glass and applying finishes.
Duration 3 years Campus Industry, Sunshine Delivery mode Face to Face, Workplace

Studying carpentry at VU

At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.

We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 2% of universities in the world.

You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following industries:

  • cabinet making
  • construction
  • engineering
  • carpentry
  • fence building
  • furniture restoration
  • woodworking.

Carpentry learning facilities

Multi-million dollar Construction Hub

For most of our construction courses, you’ll learn at our $44 million state-of-the-art trades hub at our Sunshine Campus. Our ‘Construction Futures’ hub is a sustainable training facility with a six-Star Green rating. It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops including:

  • concrete laboratory
  • survey laboratory
  • engine laboratory
  • soldering/construction laboratories
  • power systems laboratory
  • computer workstations with simulation and modelling software.

Check out the trades hub at our Sunshine Campus

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