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).
Apprenticeship or a Certificate III in General Construction.