Study Carpentry

If you are looking for a flexible job that will allow you to work all over the world, perhaps you may want to study carpentry. Australia is recognised for providing highly skilled and technologically sound carpenters. The Cert III in Carpentry course  will provide students with the required skills to work in the building and construction industry in Australia and around the world. 


Carpenter is currently on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

What does a Carpenter do?

The Certificate III in Carpentry prepares student to perform a wide range of tasks in the Building and Construction industry. You will be trained in numerous fields in the carpentry industry such as studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, ordering and selecting timbers and materials, preparing layouts and much more.

You will also be guided by Qualified Trades People so you know that you are getting the best training available. Pathway To Aus is Partnered with some of the best Trade Schools in Australia so you have the piece of mind knowing that the Education you are getting is the best.



Career Information

  • Full Time Carpenters earn an average of $986.00 after tax each week.
  • The Average hours worked by a Carpenter in Australia are 40.7 (per week)
  • Carpenters can work independently or be part of a larger building company


Certificate III In Carpentry

Course Duration: 24 months

Common Course Requirements: 

  1. Must have graduated year 10 in home country
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in all 4 components
  • This course includes 400 hours of vocational placement

Course Outcome: 

  • Graduates will be able to apply for trade recognition as a carpenter in Australia and find employment in the building and construction industry. Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of carpentry including
    • Plan and organise work
    • Construct Wall Frames
    • Use Carpentry hand and power tools
    • Read and interpret Plans
    • Shape materials and assemble components
    • Roof Framing
    • Use a variety of leveling instruments
    • + Much more

Education Pathways:

Carpenter (331212) – is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • 2 years on the job experience

Options for a Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Have a read through this article which details how by studying the right course it could greatly increase your prospects of obtaining a permanent visa.

*Note* It is never recommended to undertake study for soul the purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.

Job Forecast & Facts

  • Over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for Carpenters and Joiners is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings can arise from employment growth and people leaving the occupation. Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly in the past five years and rose moderately in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Carpenters and Joiners to November 2018 is expected to grow strongly.
  • This is a very large occupation (133,900 in November 2013) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
  • Carpenters and Joiners have a high proportion of full-time jobs (91.1 per cent). For Carpenters and Joiners working full-time, average weekly hours are 40.7 (compared to 41.1 for all occupations) and earnings are average – in the fifth decile. Unemployment for Carpenters and Joiners is average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment is Certificate III/IV (70.8 per cent).
  • Carpenters and Joiners are mainly employed in Construction, Manufacturing and Administrative and Support Services.

If you are interested in studying to be a Carpenter in Australia contact Pathway to Aus to speak with one of our Education Agents. We can explain to you the course costs, duration and education providers so you better know your options. 

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