Carpenters and Joiners

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Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and Joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, lightweight steel, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1787 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 92% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 1% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by carpenters and joiners. A few are listed below:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • erecting framework, panelised systems and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • cutting wood joints
  • may construct concrete formwork
  • may repair existing fittings
  • may work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals.

Specific occupations

  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Shopfitter
  • Prop and Scenery Maker