July 17, 2019


Are you ready to take your carpentry career to the next level? A carpentry apprenticeship will give you the skills, knowledge, techniques and hands-on experience you need to forge a rewarding career in the building and construction industry.

There is an increasing demand for qualified carpenters. In NSW alone, more than 38,000 homes are built each year. To make sure Australia stays ahead, the country needs skilled professional to answer the call. The first step to being work-ready is getting your qualification. Start your journey with a CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry at CWBTS. 

Why do a carpentry apprenticeship? 

There are many simple pleasures when working in carpentry. You get to work with your hands, spend time outdoors, create customized structures and see your carpentry work make a real impact on society. It is one of the most versatile careers in the construction industry, and there are many opportunities to succeed. 

The demand for qualified carpenters is strong. By completing a carpentry apprenticeship program, you’ll be entering an industry that is progressive, and always evolving. Regardless of the field you’re wanting to pursue, the job prospects are promising. This is even more true if you’ve already armed yourself with an industry-respected, nationally recognised qualification. 

Completing an apprenticeship program will open up a world of opportunities. Just like in any other industry, there is more than one type of carpenter out there. You might find your passion is working as a framework carpenter or formwork carpenter. Perhaps your passion is the environment, so you might become a green carpenter. The important part is that there is a role to suit everyone, and it is an apprenticeship which will give you the skills you need to kick start your career, wherever it may lead. 

The carpenter career path

A carpentry career will usually start with an apprenticeship. In some cases, you may have already entered the industry through a pre-apprenticeship program. Either way, as an apprentice carpenter you’ll learn the practical and theoretical construction skills required to carry out a range of carpentry jobs and processes. Once you’ve completed the course, and all relevant carpentry training and on-site work experience, you’ll be a fully qualified carpenter. 

From here, you hold the power to choose the next step in your carpentry career. For some, the next step might be to continue working for your employer, taking on bigger and more complex carpentry jobs. You might want to start up a small, independent business. When starting your own company, you get to work with your own clients, travel to different locations and carve out a niche in the industry that suits you. 

As a graduate of the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, you’ll also be given the opportunity to enroll in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building). If you’re interested in furthering your career, this option allows you to gain the carpentry skills and knowledge necessary to work in supervisory roles within the domestic low-rise building and construction industry. Your carpentry career path is what you make of it. 

Building strong connections

When it comes to a carpenter’s career path, where you study and who you connect with can make all the difference. CWBTS is committed to providing the very highest level of vocational education and construction training. We’ve built connections with a strong community of industry partners, to help create a curriculum and training service that adequately prepares students for a rapidly changing workforce. 

At CWBTS, you’ll learn from experienced leaders with real world experience. You’ll also have access to our strong employer networks through Simonds Group and other partners such as Apprenticeship Centres and Group Training Organisations. By choosing to study at CWBTS, you’ll have great opportunities to find employment and to take your carpenter career path in new directions.

The right path for you

Still sitting on the fence? CWBTS run information days that will provide you and other potential students with an introduction to the building and construction industry. Here, you’ll learn what it takes to become a successful apprentice carpenter and what the varied career paths of qualified carpenters looks like. If you’re interested in coming to the next information day, click here to get in touch.

The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is a great entry-level course for anyone interested in becoming a carpenter – whether you’re fresh out of high school or looking to switch up your career, this course suits everyone. To find out more information about the course duration, entry requirements, materials, personal protective equipment, fees, assessment methods and more, jump online today.

Decided an apprenticeship is right for you? Get in touch with CWBTS to chat to our team of trusted advisors about taking your next step. Give us a call on 1300 4 CWBTS or get in touch here.

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