Want to be a carpenter?
Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings. A joinery and carpentry apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain hands on experience in this exciting field, while you work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
How to become a carpenter or joiner?
There can be so much pressure to pick the right career, that’s why here at Skill Hire we offer helpful and insightful advice that helps to choose a career you’ll love. If you’ve not yet seen them, have a read of our latest tips on Choosing Where to Specialise and How to Become a Carpenter if that’s the career you want to pursue.
By undertaking a Certificate III in Carpentry with Skill Hire, you’ll be able to make your start in this high demand profession and enjoy continued employment, regular income, national accreditation and a dedicated field officer that helps you throughout your journey.
What does a carpenter do?
What does a carpenter or joiner do?
While job roles can vary, carpenters and joiners are likely perform the following tasks:
- Study plans and specifications to determine materials, dimensions and installation procedures
- Order, prepare and work with a number of timbers and other materials
- Construct and erect framework, roof framing and flooring systems
- Assembling wood to form structures and ready to install fittings
- Create and repair works on a number of materials
- Plus much more!
Career outlook for carpenters
The unemployment rate for carpenters and joiners was below national average in 2018. With the total number of people working as carpenters expected to grow to 140,200 by 2023, there is a projected 13,800 job openings each year.
5 year job growth
Anticipated new roles
Want to Start Your Joinery & Carpentry Apprenticeship?
To commence a Joinery & Carpentry Apprenticeship with Skill Hire, you will need to;
- be an Australian citizen; or hold an appropriate work visa
- be at least 15 years of age
- have completed a relevant pre-apprenticeship
Delivery Locations: All metro and regional areas
Average Duration: Approximately 48 months
Cost of Program: Free! All training costs reimbursed by us.
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