Carpentry

What does a carpenter do?

A carpenter specialises in creating structures using a variety of materials including timber, concrete and steel. Carpentry is a physically demanding job that requires planning skills; as well as the ability to work with a team of trade workers.

A carpenter will undertake a large range of tasks that include but are not limited to:

  • Study drawings and plans to determine materials, dimensions and procedures required
  • Construct and erect timber or steel framework and roof structures
  • Lay flooring and floorboards
  • Frame and install doors and windows
  • Construct formwork in preparation for concreting
  • Repair existing or install new fittings including stairs, window, doors, wallboards and floors

Course Code: Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211

What does a carpenter do?

A carpenter specialises in creating structures using a variety of materials including timber, concrete and steel. Carpentry is a physically demanding job that requires planning skills; as well as the ability to work with a team of trade workers.

A carpenter will undertake a large range of tasks that include but are not limited to:

  • Study drawings and plans to determine materials, dimensions and procedures required
  • Construct and erect timber or steel framework and roof structures
  • Lay flooring and floorboards
  • Frame and install doors and windows
  • Construct formwork in preparation for concreting
  • Repair existing or install new fittings including stairs, window, doors, wallboards and floors

Course Code: Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211

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What are the weekly wages?


1st Year
$527.44*


2nd Year
$611.80*


3rd Year
$696.54*


4th Year
$823.08*


Carpenter
$1085.99*

*Correct as per Building and Construction General Onsite Award 2010 as at 1 July 2018.
The hourly rates of pay have been calculated to include the tool, industry and special allowances.

What are the career opportunities?