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Carpentry Course

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. Carpenters 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.

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Course Details

Duration: 1.5 – 2 years including holidays


  • TAFE: 2 intakes per year (February and July)
  • Private colleges:  4 – 12 intakes per year

Costs: $9,000 – $15,000 per year

Locations: Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast

Further study:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building or Management)

Career opportunities: Carpenter, Carpenter & Joiner

Course Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Graduate Outcome

  • Skilled Occupations List: Yes
  • 331211 (Carpenter and Joiner)
  • 331212 (Carpenter)

A qualified carpenter earns $1,358 a week, on average based on Job Outlook.

tasks and duties

  • 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
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