VET Studies
VET Studies
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Building and Construction

Elisabeth Murdoch College RTO 21004


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This program will provide students the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the building and construction industry. Upon successful completion of the VCE VET program, students have achieved approximately two-thirds of the pre-apprenticeship certificate, comprising the certificate core and some stream specific modules. This provides partial completion of 21844VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction. Students wishing to complete the entire pre-apprenticeship certificate need to undertake modules beyond the requirements of the VCE VET program.

Course Code and Title

  • 22338VIC – Certificate II in Building and Construction (partial completion)


This program is delivered at Elisabeth Murdoch College in partnership with Chisholm.

  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Times: 11:45am - 4:30pm

Structured Work Placement

Structured Workplace Learning is not mandatory in this program; however the VCAA strongly recommends a minimum of ten days work placement for this program. Students must complete their white card training prior to work placement.

Special Requirements

Students are required to have the following at all classes:

  • Sleeveless overalls
  • Safety work boots (steel cap)

Contribution to the VCE and VM

Students who complete the two years of the course will be eligible for up to four units credit towards their VCE: up to two units at Unit 1–2 and a Unit 3–4 VCE sequence. Students who receive a Unit 3–4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

The following is a sample of the Units of Competencies that could be delivered over the two years.
















Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

Conduct workplace communication

Carry out measurement & calculation

Apply OHS requirements, policies and processes in construction industry

Apply basic levelling procedures

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Provide basic emergency life support

Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment

Prepare for work in the building and construction industry

Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings

Erect & safely use working platform

Perform basic setting out

Construct basic wall frames

Construct basic sub-floor

Install basic external cladding

Please Note
: VCE VET program provides only partial completion of Certificate II in Building and Construction

To view the latest Units of Competency and course information visit the Chisholm website:

Chisholm website

Building and Construction Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.


Training and Employment Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students may complete the remaining third of the Certificate II in Building & Construction pre-apprenticeship before proceeding to the appropriate apprenticeship qualification. Career paths within the Construction Industry include tertiary pathways including degree qualifications such as:

  • Building
  • Drafting (architectural)
  • Building engineering
  • Building surveying & quantity
  • Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Carpenter
  • Building site administration
  • Foreman
  • Estimation


  • Certificate III in Shop fitting
  • Certificate III in Building and Construction
  • Diploma in Building and Construction
  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design (architectural)
  • Certificate III Cabinet Marking or Carpentry or Carpentry and Joinery

University Options

  • Bachelor of Construction Management