Trade Related

The CFMEU conducts training in a range of trades-related areas.  You can elect to do discrete tickets or work towards a full qualification.

For more specific information about the training including codes and titles of units of competency, nominal hours and timeframes, download the Course Directory. You can also download our Dare to Learn Course Pathways Guide; this provides suggested pathways for careers in construction.

Apprenticeship (Carpentry)

Certificate III in Carpentry


Delivery mode and time frame:

face-to-face delivered in 16 five-day blocks

Nominal hours: 1000

Certificate II in Construction (Pre-Apprenticeship)


Duration: 20 weeks (see Dare to Learn brochure)

Do you like working outside? Working with your hands?
Want to get a ticket into the construction industry?

Right now, the CFMEU is recruiting young people to participate in a carpentry pre-apprenticeship. This could then lead to a full carpentry apprenticeship.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get a taste of the industry and is ideal preparation for a fulfilling career in the dynamic construction industry.

You don’t need to have a job in the industry to get started, you just need to sign up with the CFMEU.

Certificate II in Construction Pre-app (carpentry)

At the CFMEU’s state-of-the-art training facilities in Port Melbourne with some project work done on commercial sites.

Provides a great pathway into the construction industry.

Contact Liam O’Hearn on: 0425 792 522