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Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install, finish and repair wooden and metal structures and fixtures. Their skill-sets include:

  • Setting the outline of the building on the ground with string and pegs to allow for excavations
  • Erecting floor & wall framework
  • Pitching roof
  • Erecting suspended ceilings
  • May also need to read plans and specifications of buildings

Entry to this occupation is through an apprenticeship.

  • Carpentry and Joinery (Pre-apprenticeship)
  • Certificate II in Building and Construction – Fitout and Finish (Carpentry)
  • Certificate III in Building and Construction – Fitout and Finish (Carpentry)
  • Carpentry and Joinery (Apprenticeship) Excellent PR pathway

Students taking up carpentry are usually employed by firms that specialise in joinery work, and they work mainly indoors.There is a huge demand and scope of carpenters and joiners in Australia, and students learning the core of it can have a promising career.

Subject & Courses Offered

Courses Offered

  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Diploma in Building & Construction

Subjects Offered

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Carry out setting out
  • Carry out levelling operations
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Plan and organise work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Carry out excavation
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Work safely at heights
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction

Please note that core and elective units may differ from provider to provider.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility For Study Visa

Before applying for student visa in Australia, you must have:

  • A valid passport for the duration of your study in Australia
  • Offer letter from the selected university/institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds*
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • All other relevant documents listed on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection visa checklists.

Eligibility For Course

  • Student must be of 18 years or older to be eligible for admission.
  • Student must have completed year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.
  • Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

English Entry Requirement

Student must have minimum 5.5 Band overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Anzsco Code: 331211-331213 – Carpenter And Joiner

What Do Carpenters and Joiners Do?

  • Construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials
  • Cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings
  • Construct and install structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, and cuts, shapes and fits timber parts to form structures and fittings
  • Construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials
  • Cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation

Task Include

  • Studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • Ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • Cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • Erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • Nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • Assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • Cutting wood joints
  • May construct concrete formwork
  • May repair existing fittings
  • May work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

Visa Options For Immigration Per MLTSSL

Occupations Include

  • 331211 Carpenter and Joiner
  • 331212 Carpenter
  • 331213 Joiner

Specialisations Include

  • Shopfitter
  • Fixing Carpenter
  • Formwork Carpenter
  • Prop and Scenery Maker
  • Joinery Machinist
  • Joinery Patternmaker
  • Joinery Setter-out
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