Carpentry License

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.

Evidence may vary, but generally includes:

  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed painters you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  1. A qualified assessor will assess your skills and knowledge for each unit of competency.
  2. You may be asked by the assessor to perform various tasks for a practical observation at your work site.
  3. Where skills or knowledge gaps are identified, further assessment will be required.

It’s critical that your certificate is nationally recognised and you have completed the units required by your licensing body to be eligible to apply for your license.

Outcomes

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.

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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.

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Licensing

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.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Accessed 12/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Carpentry contractor’s licence

Successful completion of Carpentry and Joinery qualification leads you to Joinery Contractor’s Licence.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Install subfloor framing, including bearers and joists
  • Construct and erect wall framing including install internal linings, assemble partition frames and install curtain walling
  • Manufacture, assemble and fit components for door and window frames, doors and sashes and for stairs
  • Manufacture, assemble and install joinery unit components
  • Prepare surfaces and apply paint and other finishes for joinery
  • Cut and install glass for joinery
  • Use aluminium, including fabricate, assemble, construct framework and manufacture aluminium grills and louvres

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Plus Approved Managerial Course

Accessed 12/7/16 from: QLD Joinery contractor’s licence

Not available in this jurisdiction

Successful completion of Carpentry & Joinery leads you to Joinery, Carpentry and light steel framing, and Carpentry, light steel framing and joinery

SCOPE OF WORK

Joinery

Installation of built in furniture (as for cabinet making) includes installation of stair cases, windows and doors. No limitation of height of class of building

Carpentry and Light Steel Framing

1st fix carpentry including floor, wall and roof framing, verandahs, pergolas, carports and decks using timber.

2nd fix carpentry including the installation of doors and door hardware, locks, architraves and skirting and the installation of eaves, screen doors, screens, bi-fold doors and operable walls and bathroom fittings.

Light steel framing, defined as pressed metal framing in which the width and thickness of the members doesn’t exceed 100mm and some structural steel where required in timber framed construction. No limitation of height or class of building

Carpentry, light steel framing and joinery

1st fix carpentry including floor, wall and roof framing, verandahs, pergolas, carports and decks using timber.

2nd fix carpentry including the installation of doors and door hardware, locks, architraves and skirting and the installation of eaves, screen doors, screens, bi-fold doors and operable walls and bathroom fittings.

Light steel framing, defined as pressed metal framing in which the width and thickness of the members doesn’t exceed 100mm and some structural steel where required in timber framed construction. Joinery – Installation of built in furniture (as for cabinet making) includes installation of stair cases, windows and doors no limitation of height of class of building. No limitation of height or class of building.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery

Accessed 12/7/16 from: SA contractor’s licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 16/7/16 from: ACT Carpentry ane Joinery contractor’s Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 16/7/16 from: WA Carpentry ane Joinery contractor’s Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 16/7/16 from: NT Carpentry and Joinery contractor’s Licence

Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 16/7/16 from: TAS Carpentry and Joinery contractor’s Licence

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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.

 
 
 

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