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$1,358 per week


Carpenters and Joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.


  • 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.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Carpenter and Joiner

  • You can work as a Carpenter and Joiner without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in carpentry or joinery is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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  • Registration or licencing may be required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Carpentry

  • Communication Skills

  • Repair

  • Organisational Skills

  • Cabinetry

  • Framing

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