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Carpenter Job Ready Program with Job Ready Solutions

In the realm of construction and design, the role of a Carpenter stands as a cornerstone, shaping the physical world around us. Carpenters are the artisans behind the construction, renovation, and repair of structures, employing their expertise to bring wood, plywood, wallboard, and other materials to life.

Carpenter Job Ready Program

A Carpenter, classified under ANZSCO code 331212, is a master craftsman who constructs, erects, installs, renovates, and repairs a diverse array of wooden structures and fixtures. Their craft extends to the intricate cutting, shaping, and fitting of timber parts to form the backbone of structures and fittings that shape our environments. From traditional wooden masterpieces to modern architectural wonders, carpenters are the architects of the tangible world around us.


  1. Fixing Carpenter: Become an expert in installing and assembling fixtures and fittings, adding the final touches that complete the visual and functional aspects of structures.

  2. Formwork Carpenter: Master the art of creating temporary structures that shape and support concrete during construction, a crucial aspect of the building process.

  3. Prop and Scenery Maker: Dive into the realm of creativity and craftsmanship by designing and constructing props and scenery for various productions, adding artistic flair to the carpentry trade.

Skill Level and Requirements:

The role of a Carpenter is classified as Skill Level 3, signifying the technical acumen required to excel in this field. To embark on a journey as a carpenter and unlock opportunities such as visa applications, a positive Skills Assessment is essential. Job Ready Solutions walks beside you on this journey, providing comprehensive support.

Achieving a positive skills assessment requires meeting the criteria set by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). These criteria encompass:

  1. Qualification: Successful completion of an AQF Qualification, either a Certificate III in Carpentry or a Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery, or equivalent formal training.

  2. Industry Standards: Demonstrating skills aligned with current Australian industry standards, validated by a minimum of 12 months of full-time employment (or equivalent part-time work) in the occupation during the preceding three years. A great way to learn these skills is through the Carpenter Job Ready Program pathway.

  3. International Qualifications: Individuals with international qualifications or Australian qualifications not obtained through the Recognition of Learning process must demonstrate 3 years of full-time or equivalent post-qualification experience.

  4. Recognition of Learning: For those holding an Australian qualification issued through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, showcasing either 3 years of full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification experience or 6 years of full-time (or equivalent) experience (pre- or post-qualification) is a requirement.

Required Tasks:

  • 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.

Becoming a skilled Carpenter entails dedication, training, and a commitment to mastering a time-honoured craft that shapes the very world we live in. Job Ready Solutions understands the aspirations and challenges faced by individuals eager to become skilled Carpenters. Our commitment to excellence and industry-aligned skills positions us as your ideal partner on the journey toward a fulfilling carpentry career. Embrace the art of carpentry and chisel your path towards success, supported by a team dedicated to your success.

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