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Building and Construction

Duration:4 Years
Qualification:Certificate III in Building and Construction

If you enjoy working with your hands, working with wood and creating structures that the community will enjoy, then becoming a carpenter might be the job for you.

+ What do Carpenters do?

A carpenter’s responsibilities vary depending on the size of the job and the carpenter’s experience level. Carpenters use blueprints or instructions from their foreman to do the layout, which involves measuring and marking lumber and other materials.

Carpenters may perform the following tasks:

  • Cut and shape wood, plastic, drywall or fiberglass
  • Using tools such as saws, sanders, drills and chisels
  • Working with fasteners such as nails, screws, adhesives or staples
  • Use levels, rules, framing squares and surveying equipment

+ How do I become a Carpenter?

To become a carpenter you have to complete an Australian Apprenticeship, being the Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry – Formwork/Framework/Finishing) which comprises of on-the-job and off-the-job education, training and workplace experience. The off-the-job training can is provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

+ Pre-Requisites

Entry requirements may vary but employers generally require a minimum of Year 10.

+ Qualifying as a Carpenter

Qualifying as a Carpenter involves:

  • Four years commitment
  • Attending paid work with a ‘host employer’ for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Attend off-the-job training at a RTO.
  • Successfully complete all requirements.

+ What we are looking for

Ideal personal requirements to be a carpenter include:

  • Enjoy practical work and be able to work with your hands
  • A sense of balance and an ability to work at heights
  • Good at mathematics
  • Able to work as part of a team

+ Benefits

  • You earn while you learn
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Dedicated Industry Careers Consultant, who will guide you every step of the way, from the day they interview you, through to completion. Whether this is one, two or four years from now, your Industry Careers Consultant will always be there for you to discuss training needs, workplace performance or to have a general chat about work or life, or both.
  • A head start to your career!

+ How to become a Carpenter Apprentice

To become a Carpenter Apprentice you need to apply for an apprenticeship. Click here for current vacancies.