Carpentry Apprenticeship

Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220-01

If you are interested in working with your hands, building customized, structures and spending time on construction sites, then a carpentry apprenticeship could be an ideal option for you. During your on-the-job training, you will complete various tasks as an apprentice such as reading reading construction plans, choosing, and ordering timber and other materials, measuring, cutting, and assembling materials together, construct and erect wall frames, construct pitched roofs, install bulkheads, nailing panels together, fitting exterior wall claddings and window frames, inspecting damaged structures, making repairs, and alterations.

By the time you complete your apprenticeship, you'll have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will set you up for a successful career in the Carpentry industry.

Are you looking to start your Carpentry apprenticeship? VERTO can help you get started at no cost. Contact us today.

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Why should you consider a Carpentry Apprenticeship?

Why should you consider Carpentry apprenticeship?

Becoming an apprentice carpenter sets you up for a promising career in the building and construction industry. This industry is ever evolving, offering new opportunities in multiple areas. In NSW alone, around 38,000 homes are built each year. This high demand for qualified carpenters makes it a lucrative career option. You will have numerous chances to apply your carpentry skills and make a positive impact on society as you plan for your future.

How long is a Carpentry apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship in carpentry typically requires four years to finish and mainly involves practical work and training under the guidance of a skilled tradesman. During their apprenticeship, individuals learn about working with wood and enhance their carpentry skills, while also gaining insight into the carpentry business.

What are the requirements to begin a Carpentry course?

  • If you are under 17 years of age, and you have not completed year 10, you must be doing 25 hrs study or work to leave school.
  • If you are leaving in year 9 you must have school consent.
  • Consent is required from the parent or guardian if the child is under 18 years.
  • Although not mandatory as an apprentice, most employers will require you to complete a White Card course. 
  • If you are still in school, please refer to the School Leaving Age - Apprenticeships and Traineeships | NSW Government policy.

What happens when I am a fully qualified carpenter?

Once you finish your carpentry apprenticeship, you will have a better understanding of the industry and can begin considering your career growth. This could entail staying with your current employer or starting your own business. Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you can apply for a Carpentry licence through Fair Trading NSW.  There are different types of licences available in NSW depending on whether you want to contract for another party, supervise work, do the work, or a combination of these roles.

Regardless of the path you choose, the carpentry industry is financially lucrative, with an average annual salary ranging from $65,000 to $85,000.

Why should you consider a Carpenter Apprenticeship?

How can VERTO help me with a carpentry apprenticeship? 

VERTO is a provider of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Program throughout all parts of New South Wales. Our Apprenticeships team works closely with local businesses across our extensive network to provide information, guidance and support for employers, apprentices, and trainees alike.

We will assist you throughout the process completely FREE of charge and provide you with support with:

  • Providing advice on appropriate pathways and apprenticeships
  • Access to our exclusive CareerGate assessment and job matching service
  • Mentoring support for Australian Apprentices
  • Assistance in accessing any State Government incentives including student concession entitlements
  • Assessing eligibility and administration of Federal Government incentives

Does VERTO help with mature aged apprenticeships?

Yes!  There is no age limit for apprenticeships or traineeships unless it's a role specifically designated for school-based apprentices or trainees. Whether you're 21 or 31, you can still become an apprentice and receive the same training and support as anyone else. In fact, being an adult apprentice, or mature age apprentice, has its own advantages. You bring with you a wealth of experience and knowledge, making you an asset to any workplace. So don't hesitate to take the first step towards a rewarding career.


Meet some of our Carpentry apprentices:

Meet Rhys!

Meet Rhys!

Rhys decided to do a Carpentry apprenticeship when he reaslied he loved doing wood work in High School.

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Take your first step towards a rewarding career in Carpentry Apprenticeship. Our friendly team is here to assist you in every possible way. Contact us today and let us help you embark on a journey to success!

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