Apprenticeships / Trades We Offer / Carpenter

Install and repair timber structures


As a carpenter, you construct, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood and wallboard. You may also work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals.

Work is on building sites and in existing buildings, or in a workshop. It helps to have knowledge of building and construction, and good hand-eye coordination.

Average Annual Salary


A typical day may involve

  • Studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required and installation procedures
  • Ordering and selecting timbers and materials
  • Cutting joints and materials
  • Assembling cut and shaped parts
  • Erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards
  • Nailing fascia panels, sheaths roofs, and fit exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • Assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • Constructing concrete framework
  • Repairing existing fittings

It helps to be good at

  • Physical tasks
  • Technical Design
  • Maths
  • Using Tools and Machinery

Qualifications /
pathway options

  • Cert III Carpentry
  • Apprenticeship

You may be able to work in

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Home Improvement

*Average salary taken from ATO on 16/11/2022

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