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Alliance Careers | Carpentry

The Carpentry program prepares students for a career in the construction industry. Carpentry is a skilled trade that involves building and repairing structures made from wood, metal, and other materials. It is a rewarding and fulfilling career that requires a combination of technical skill, creativity, and attention to detail.

But before you decide to pursue this path, it’s important to do your research and make sure this is the right fit for you. That is why we have answered the most common questions about this career below.

What’s a carpenter’s job?

A carpenter is a skilled tradesperson who works with wood to construct, install, and repair structures and fixtures such as buildings, furniture, cabinets, and doors. Carpenters typically use hand and power tools to cut, shape, and join wood and other materials.

They may work on construction sites, in manufacturing settings, or as independent contractors. They may also be involved in the design and planning stages of a construction project and may need to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.

Who should become a Carpenter?

Individuals interested in working with wood and creating functional or decorative objects could consider becoming a carpenter. It can be a fulfilling career for those who enjoy working with their hands, have good spatial awareness, and enjoy problem-solving.

What’s the average salary?

Carpenters are in high demand in Australia, with a strong job outlook and salaries ranging from $65,000 to $100,000 annually. Studying carpentry at Alliance College offers numerous benefits for students. Our flexible learning environment allows students to balance their studies with work and other commitments, making it an ideal choice for those who want to pursue a career in carpentry while also meeting their other obligations.

What qualifications do I need to become a Carpenter? 

To become a carpenter in Australia, you will typically need to have completed a vocational training course or apprenticeship in carpentry and hold a relevant qualification.

  • Completion of a Certificate III in Carpentry or an equivalent qualification
  • Completion of relevant safety training and certifications
  • Good physical fitness and the ability to work safely on construction sites
  • A good understanding of written and spoken English.

Alliance College currently offers a CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry.

What will I learn?

Carpentry students learn how to read blueprints and schematics, how to use various tools and equipment, and how to apply safety practices on the job site. Our experienced and supportive faculty provide students with the knowledge they need to succeed in the industry. The Carpentry program at Alliance College covers various topics, including framing, roofing, flooring, and finishing.

What are the entry requirements for joining the course?

To become a carpenter you would meet the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old or have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) schooling.
  • IELTS 5.5 overall with no band less than 5 or equivalent.
  • Be physically fit and able to lift heavy materials and work on construction sites.

Next intake dates for the Carpentry course are in April, July and October 2023.

If you are interested in learning more or doing a campus tour of our Carpentry program or any of our other courses, please contact our team at marketing@alliancecollege.edu.au.

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