Version Effective: 13th of November, 2018
Version Effective: 13th of November, 2018

NACC00054 - Short Course in Try-a-Trade (Construction)

Course Details

Course Summary

This non-accredited short course is an opportunity for secondary school students to Try-A-Trade to gain insights on trade qualifications at CQUniversity.

For your chance at hands-on experience with real-life trade qualified teachers, choose from one or all of the Try-A-Trade discipline areas of automotive, engineering or construction.

This short course is perfectly timed in the high school holiday period across a series of three days for your chance to learn about apprenticeship and trades training to help direct your future career goals.

Entry Requirements

Must be in secondary school and in grades 10, 11 or 12.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Non-accredited)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply

Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Through these Try-a-Trade courses students could gain an insight into a trade area that they might like to pursue a career in and this could lead to applying for VET in School, pre-employment courses or entering into an apprenticeship.

Upon completion of this short course students will receive a Statement of Attendance for NU0054- Try a Trade (Construction).

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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1 day, 7 hour workshop
  • On-campus

NU0054 Try a Trade (Construction) More Information Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
NU0054 Try a Trade (Construction)

Course Learning Outcomes

To gain experience using various trade tools and equipment. Inform the students what carpenters, bricklayers cabinet makers and plumbers in industry do.

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