Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install, finish and repair wooden and metal structures and fixtures. Their skill-sets include setting the outline of the building on the ground with string and pegs to allow for excavations; erecting floor & wall framework, pitching roof, erecting suspended ceilings, etc. They may also need to read plans and specifications of buildings.
Entry to this occupation is through an apprenticeship.
Students taking up carpentry are usually employed by firms that specialise in joinery work, and they work mainly indoors.
There is a huge demand and scope of carpenters and joiners in Australia, and students learning the core of it can have a promising career.
Here’s a bit more about the prospects of carpenters and joiners.
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