Top quality tradespeople are in high demand. With Swinburne’s Certificate III in Carpentry under your tool belt, you’ll have the edge to become a chippy of choice.
Work as an apprentice in real-world settings, interspersed with on-campus trade school periods to hone and assess your progress. You’ll gain essential knowledge and skills to be able to work across both residential and commercial construction jobs, including:
- Framing, fixing and lock up
- Reading plans
- New homes and renovations
- Building regulation compliance
- Working safely at heights, and much more
As a trade qualified and quality carpenter, you’ll be part of an in-demand occupation, ready to work. Seek employment as a carpenter, joiner, supervisor or site manager, or perhaps become a self-employed contractor.
You may even wish to build on your qualifications and apply for Swinburne’s Certificate IV in Building and Construction on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.
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Up to 3 years (Croydon campus)
- Part-time (day)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Swinburne hosts WorldSkills Australia Regionals 2019
Held at Swinburne’s Croydon campus on 28 August, the WorldSkills Melbourne East Regionals featured five competing teams showcasing their skills across five trades.
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.
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship - 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.