Carpentry and Painting
If you like working with your hands and enjoy building and construction work, then learning Carpentry and Painting in Australia could be an option for you.
The last few years have seen a boom in the Australian construction industry, and this has resulted in the need for a lot of skilled carpenters and painters. This is especially true of the residential market, where carpenters are needed to help in the installation of building components like framework, cladding, roof trusses and so on), as well as laying out wooden flooring, support beams, and joinery work.
All of this makes Carpentry a high-demand trade in Australia and makes this a field with a huge scope, as no building or structural work is completely complete without the help of a carpenter.
The course will prepare students to be hands-on for a wide range of tasks. After doing this course, one will be adept at:
- Using various carpentry tools, equipment and materials
- Studying drawings and preparing layouts
- Performing calculations and measurements
- Installing/replacing doors and windows
- Constructing wall and ceiling frames
- Constructing external timber stairs
- Installing floors
- Using a variety of leveling instruments
Anyone who has completed Year 10 or Year 11 in home country or some college could apply.
- A minimum of IELTS of 5.0, overall, or
- Cambridge PTE 42, or
- Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE 162
This is a two year program with intake in Jan and July, or April and October in case of Melbourne.
This is offered mainly in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Depending on the student’s educational background and work experience, one can earn credits in this course. This can not only help to avoid repetition from learning the same things taught in earlier courses (if applicable) but shorten course duration and lessen course costs. Most importantly, it allows for greater focus towards the areas that need attention.
The practical nature of this course opens up many opportunities in the following fields:
- Painting and Decorating
This can be best understood by doing a roundup of the average salaries of those who have studied this course:
Work Experience – Average Salary
0 – 5 years – $ 69,000
5 – 10 years – $ 83,000
10 – 20 years – $ 106,000
Any study course that spans 2 years or more allows students to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa. This visa allows one to temporarily study, work and stay in Australia. On completion of the course, students can choose to stay and work for 2 years and gain valuable work experience. They could also use this time to find an employer who might be willing to sponsor their visa.