Carpenters are involved in the building and construction industry, and may work on domestic building sites (building, renovating or repairing new homes), commercial sites (building or fitting out commercial shops or offices) or industrial sites (major construction projects or public works, which involve a range of contractors).
The training includes the essential occupational health and safety requirements, using tools and equipment, wall framing, ceiling frames, roof trusses, pitched roofs and constructing eaves.
A qualification in carpentry will give apprentices the backing to work effectively in a range of carpentry areas. These areas include but are not limited to:
- Carpenter and Joiner