1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4411-13 Carpenter

Constructs, erects, installs, renovates and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • studies drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • orders and selects timbers and materials, and prepares layouts
  • cuts materials with hand and power tools, and assembles or nails cut and shaped parts
  • erects framework, lays sub-flooring and verifies trueness of structures
  • assembles ceiling joists and rafters to construct roof framing, or nails pre- fabricated roof trusses into place
  • nails fascia panels, sheathes roofs and fits exterior wall cladding to enclose structures
  • cuts and nails frames around windows and doors, hangs doors, installs prefabricated units and other structures, and nails floor-boards over sub-floor
  • may install door handles, locks, hardware, flooring underlay, suspended ceilings, insulating materials and other fixtures
  • may examine and remove parts of existing structures, do minor preparatory work and install building supports
  • may erect scaffolding and steel studding

Fixing Carpenter
Formwork Carpenter
Prop and Scenery Maker

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