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Certificate III in Carpentry

Study Carpentry

If you are looking for a flexible job and build skills that allow you to work all over the world, perhaps you may want to study carpentry.

Carpenter is listed on Immigration’s –

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This means immigration has identified carpenters as an in-demand occupation in Australia. 

Australia is recognised for providing highly skilled and technologically sound carpenters. The Certificate III in Carpentry will provide students with the required skills to work in the building and construction industry in Australia and all over the globe. If you study carpentry you will learn to perform a wide range of tasks in the building and construction industry.

You will be trained in numerous fields in the carpentry industry such as studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, ordering and selecting timbers and materials, preparing layouts and much more.

Graduates will be a qualified tradesperson in the building and construction industry, skilled in many aspects of carpentry including:

  • Plan and organise work
  • Construct wall frames
  • Use carpentry hand and power tools
  • Read and interpret plans
  • Shape materials and assemble component
  • Roof framing
  • Use a variety of levelling instruments

Course Details

Certificate III in Carpentry

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Intake: January and July (*Apr and Oct in Melbourne only)
  • Cost: $11,400 – $14,000 per year
  • Locations: Brisbane, Gold Coast (*regional), Sydney, Melbourne, Perth (*regional), Sunshine Coast (*regional), Kingscliff


  • Have graduated year 10 in your home country
  • Have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  • Be prepared to complete a 360 hour of vocational placement

Graduate Outcome

  • Full-time carpenters on average earn $1120 per week
  • The average hours worked in Australia are 40.2 per week
  • Employment for this occupation rose moderately in the past five years, rose slightly in the long-term
  • Carpenters and Joiners have a high proportion of full-time jobs (93.2 per cent)
  • They can work independently or be part of a larger building company

Study at TAFE SkillsTech

In our opinion TAFE SkillsTech is one of the best schools for studying a trade in Aus for international students.
Come with us as Pathway to Aus takes you on a tour of TAFE SkillsTech in Brisbane. We will check out the facilities and talk to some students and teachers.

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Interviews With Our Clients


Ged from UK

Ged from UK is currently in his third semester studying the Cert III in Carpentry and the Cert IV in Building and Construction at TAFE NSW in Sydney. He’s working part time earning $35/hour and he’s working towards Graduate Work Visa. If you’d like to know more about Ged’s experience then you’ll find the interview with him down below.

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John from UK

John from UK lives in Cleveland with his wife and son. He’s studying the Cert III in Carpentry at TAFE Skills Tech in Brisbane. He’s very pleased with teachers and he finds equipment & facilities to be first class. We did a short interview with him, which you can find from down below.

Studying Carpentry – FAQs

Brad will walk you through some of the common questions we get in regards studying carpentry in Australia.

Can foreigners do an apprenticeship in Australia?
Unfortunately no.
In order to do an apprenticeship in Australia you must be either a permanent resident or an Australian citizen. However, you may apply for a student visa and study in a trade program. Get in touch with us using the form below to learn more about it.
Where can I study Carpentry?
In our opinion TAFE SkillsTech is one of the best schools for studying a trade in Aus for international students. Check out the video above to learn more about it.
How do I get started?
The easiest way is to get in touch with us using the contact form below and we will walk you through the entire process.


In case of questions, feel free to reach out to one of our experienced Registered Migration Agents.

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