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About the course

About the course

Are you interested in working as a carpenter? This building apprenticeship course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in both the housing and industrial areas of the carpentry trade. You will learn how to safely use a wide range of tools and equipment such as power tools, automatic and laser levels, nail guns, compressors, generators and scaffolding.

You will gain the skills needed to construct and manufacture components for stairs, windows, doors and furnishings. You will be able to construct, erect and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials. Your work will vary according to the type of job you do and may include residential, commercial, industrial and other construction or maintenance.

You will learn how to read plans and calculate measurements, construct floor, wall, ceiling and roof frames as well as the installation of roof trusses, eaves, claddings and linings.

Your studies will cover building from the point of demolition through to setting out and levelling construction sites and even working with formwork and concrete.

Box Hill Institute also offers Workplace Training & Assessment for carpentry in negotiation with the employer.


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