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Carpenter

Role and key duties

Carpenters construct, erect, install, finish and repair wooden and metal structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings.

Duties may include: constructing formwork into which concrete is poured; setting out outlines of the building on the ground of the site, using string and pegs to allow for excavations; building floors, wall frameworks (timber or metal), roofs and suspended ceilings, and laying timber floors; reading plans and specifications to determine the materials sought, dimensions and installation processes; installing metal and timber windows, sashes and doors; constructing and erectingprefabricated units, such as cottages and houses; cutting materials with hand and power tools; and assembling or nailing, cutting and shaping parts.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE, VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).

Recommended qualification

Apprenticeship or a Certificate III in General Construction.



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