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Introducing Students Trained in Steel Frame Installation

Addressing the Skills Shortage

The construction industry heavily relies on carpenters trained primarily in timber, leading to a lack of familiarity and efficiency in installing light gauge steel framing. This course aims to promote and recruit candidates eager for a career in construction, equipping them with the essential skills needed for modern projects.

Our short course is designed to mirror on-the-job experiences, covering component and frame identification, placement, connection, and erection on-site. Trainees will learn how to measure and square frames and effectively use basic tools and equipment, ensuring they are prepared for real-world construction challenges. 

Build the Future with Skilled Talents

Course Start Date: September 2024

Benefits of Partnering with Us:

No-Obligation Work Experience: 1 Week 

  • Access a cohort of students trained in steel frame installation.
  • Assess their skills and fit for your business without any commitment.
  • Enhance your projects with motivated, work-ready trainees.
  • Employers have the potential to receive grants ranging from:
    • $5,000* base grant – 12-month Traineeship (CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction)
    • $15,000* base grant – 48 month Apprenticeship (CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry)
      Please note: Student contribution fees apply.

*Course choice and Individual circumstances affect the grants available – please contact Apprenticeship Support Service providers for more information. Additional loading may be applicable as per below.

Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and co-contribution fees.

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Course Start Date: September 2024

With an aim to lead to further opportunities such as:

12-Month Traineeship Opportunities

Convert high-performing students into Trainees and secure your future workforce, while attracting State Funded Incentives.

48 Month Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Convert high-performing students into apprentices and secure your future workforce.
  • Develop dedicated, skilled workers ready to contribute to your company’s success.

Check calculator link and figures below

In addition to the base grant, additional supplements are available for employing someone who has completed a pre-apprenticeship, lives regionally, or is female, indigenous or mature-aged. 

These supplements have also increased from 1 July 2023. They are calculated as a percentage of the base grant.  

Grant Supplement 
% of Base Grant 

Regional south 


Regional north 






Mature-age 21 +


Please Note: To find out how much you could receive, please use our Employer Funding Calculator

Program Structure

Delivery Mode: On Campus  |  Duration: 3 weeks

Weeks 1 & 2: On Campus

5 Units of study:

  • CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • CPCCCM2005 – Use construction tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCVE1011 – Undertake a basic construction project.


Note: Those who do not already have their white card will have to completeCPCCWHS1001 online prior to undertaking the course.

Week 3 – Onsite
Employer Placement Provided to selected candidates only.