If you have a wide range of experience as a carpenter and want to get licensed, your licensing body may require you to complete a nationally recognised VET qualification through a registered training organisation. For many experienced tradies with on the job experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be a faster option to achieve a nationally recognised qualification without the need of leaving your work. RPL focuses on assessing workplace evidence collected and skills demonstrated to achieve a certificate in Carpentry so you can apply for carpentry license.
Get your RPL Qualification in
You need to have current and valid industry experience in order to qualify for an RPL program. It’s important to complete an initial skills assessment to determine whether an RPL program is right for you. As a rule of thumb depending on the type of work you hav completed, if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.
Upon the successful completion of an RPL program through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the RTO will award you with a nationally recognised qualification as a carpenter.
RPL & Skills Recognition
Turn your experience or overseas qualification into a nationally recognised qualification. Fill in any knowledge gaps with our easy & fast RPL Process. Once your skills are certified by a Qualify Me! partner provider, your career will fly.
The advantage of holding a Carpentry & Joinery qualification, is that you are actually able to apply for two licence categories in NSW. Both Carpentry and Joinery. Now considering that Joinery in itself also allows you to perform both shopfitting and cabinet making, then you have yourself a serious winner!
SCOPE OF WORK
Carpentry work involves cutting and placing timber, or timber composites, in construction work on site to erect framing and fix components or assemblies used in construction work such as stairs, windows, doors, wallboards (excluding plaster boards which is dry plastering), floors, etc. It includes the erection of metal framing and the construction of formwork in preparation for concreting.
Joinery work involves the making and installation of non-structural timber, timber composite or metal components or elements for buildings such as doors, windows, prefabricated glass fencing, stairs, and built-in furniture (such as cupboards, wardrobes, entertainment units and the like), generally made off site and installed as a completed unit. Shower Screens and internal timber cladding of walls and ceilings can be included in the class of Joinery.
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
Accessed 12/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Carpentry contractor’s licence
Can I Apply?
The RPL and trade skills recognition programs are available to tradesmen with local experience or have completed partial studies in Australia. In some cases these programs can also help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.