Whether you're looking to upskill in the building and construction industry, or wanting to move into this field as an apprentice, we offer a variety of courses that will help you pursue a successful and rewarding career.

Through our Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship courses you will learn how to safely use a variety of hand and power tools and gain the practical skills employers are looking for.

Build upon your foundational knowledge of the construction industry by enrolling in our Certificate III in Carpentry and Certificate IV in Building programs and gain the specialist skills needed to get your builders licence and become registered with the Victorian Building Authority through our building and construction courses.

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There's still time to apply for Semester 2

Whether it's business, health, or design you're interested in, TAFE, undergrad or postgrad – Semester 2 classes start on Monday 29 July.

See steps for applying, frequently asked questions, and key dates and deadlines.

Study for low-fee or free in 2023!

You could have some or all your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to government initiative Free TAFE for Priority Courses.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.

If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.

  • "I chose to study at Swinburne because it’s got a good reputation as an education provider. I really like the instructors at Swinburne as they’re professional carpenters and they’ve got years of experience in building and construction. They teach with a hands-on approach and advise us on how to approach construction the right way."

    Robin , Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship - Carpentry

Cutting Through: Why two students chose Carpentry

Cutting Through: Why two students chose Carpentry


Find out why current students Saara and Robin chose to carve out a career in the trade. Robin also discusses his favourite part of the Swinburne course and Saara shares some advice for women considering the traditionally male-dominated industry.

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