Building and Construction

Building and construction covers a wide range of jobs in areas such as planning, engineering, architecture and trades such as painting, carpentry, plumbing, tiling, roofing and electrical – for both commercial and residential projects. Residential building includes the construction of houses, flats, units and townhouses. Commercial (non-residential) building includes schools, hospitals, shops, offices and factories.

A large part of the industry involves planning, which involves all of the work that goes into building and maintaining infrastructure such as our roads and streets, railways, power supplies, dams and sewerage systems. Everywhere you go, this industry has made a contribution. 

There's also the design and engineering side of building and construction which offers jobs in areas such as architecture and building design, where you can specialise in areas such as environmentally friendly and sustainable housing design. 

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industry course list: Building and construction

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The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the myskills.gov.au website.

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    Certificate I in Construction

    National ID : CPC10111 | State ID : D381

    Thinking about building a future in construction?

    The Certificate I in Construction provides you with an introduction to working in the construction industry, and it's a great pathway into an apprenticeship or further training. 

    Certificate I in Construction

    National ID : CPC10120 | State ID : BGB6

    Thinking about building a future in construction?

    The Certificate I in Construction provides you with an introduction to working in the construction industry. You'll learn how to use basic construction tools and materials; basic costing and estimating; levelling procedures; how to read and interpret construction plans; essential work health and safety (WHS) requirements and how to apply them to your job on a day-to-day basis; how to effectively communicate and work with team mates on site; and understand the culture, occupations, job roles and employer expectations in the construction industry.

    Certificate I in Industrial Skills (Entry Level Training)

    National ID : 52860WA | State ID : BGQ28

    Get job ready for work in a range of industries!

    This qualification is perfect as a 'taster' program, because it gives you a full set of job ready skills that apply to a range of industries and trades, to help you decide on what area you're interested in. Topics covered include:

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Bricklaying and Blocklaying Pre-apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52824WA | State ID : AC40

    Ready to build your new career in construction?

    This is the perfect course if you're looking for an introduction to different career options through an apprenticeship  in the building and construction industry.

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry and Joinery Pre-Apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52824WA | State ID : AB31

    Want a head start on a carpentry apprenticeship? Nailed it!

    Carpenters are one of the most in-demand trades within the building and construction industry! From building the framework for walls and roofing, through to creating custom cabinetry and fixtures and fittings, this is a career that can offer you an interesting variety of work and many job opportunities!

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52824WA | State ID : AC41

    Want a head start on a carpentry apprenticeship? Nailed it!

    Carpenters are one of the most in-demand trades within the building and construction industry! From building the framework for walls and roofing, through to creating custom cabinetry and fixtures and fittings, this is a career that can offer you an interesting variety of work and many job opportunities!

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52893WA | State ID : AD12

    Want a head start on a carpentry apprenticeship? Nailed it!

    Carpenters are one of the most in-demand trades within the building and construction industry! From building the framework for walls and roofing, through to creating custom cabinetry and fixtures and fittings, this is a career that can offer you an interesting variety of work and many job opportunities.

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52824WA | State ID : AC42

    Ready to brush up on your new career in painting?

    Do you have an eye for colour and design? Do you like to be the one who comes in and adds the finishing touches to a project? Painting and decorating is known as a finishing trade, because they are one of the last trades to be onsite during the project. 

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52824WA | State ID : AC43

    Get ready for a smooth construction career!

    Plastering is one of the most important trades in the building and construction industry, and a big part of the end look and style of the building. But it's not just decorative — plastering also involves protective coverings for the interior and exterior of buildings and homes. 

    Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-apprenticeship)

    National ID : 52983WA | State ID : BGS25

    Want a career in a trade that has everything covered?

    Plastering is one of the most important trades in the building and construction industry, and a big part of the end look and style of the building. But it's not just decorative — plastering also involves protective coverings for the interior and exterior of buildings and homes. 

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