The Gordon's building and construction pre-apprenticeship courses are designed to give students the basic skills and knowledge required to gain employment as an apprentice in their chosen industry.
This hands-on course is delivered in two parts:
1) Part one covers the generic core units and fundamental skills that apply to Certificate II in Building and Construction. Part one runs for four weeks, at four days per week.
2) Part two covers the specific training for the industry you wish to enter – in this case - Furniture Making. Other trades offered include bricklaying, carpentry, painting, and plastering.
The furniture making stream runs for 14 weeks, at four days per week.
Fees for part one and two may be paid together or separately.
Intakes are generally in February, April and August each year.
Applicants must be aged 16 or over. Applicants are expected to have language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level. (Note: If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may be accepted to the course, but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program). Contact the Customer Liaison Office on 03 5225 0800 for more details on eligibility for a government subsidised place and how to apply.