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Carpenter and Joiner

Constructs and installs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, and cuts, shapes and fits timber parts to form structures and fittings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • cutting wood joints
  • may construct concrete formwork
  • may repair existing fittings
  • Shopfitter
Job prospects for Carpenters and Joiners in Victoria

Occupations in the Carpenters and Joiners group include Carpenter, Carpenter and Joiner and Joiner.

Employment prospects
There are currently 36,500 Carpenters and Joiners in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage

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For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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