This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.
Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Job roles that may be available to you after successful completion of the course include:
• Carpenter and joiner
a. Students must be 15 years of age or over.
b. Students are required to successfully complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve Exit Level 2 in the Australian Core Skills Framework across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and numeracy skill. Prospective students who have completed year 12 or provide an AQF Certificate III or above in any discipline will be deemed as meeting the entry requirements.
c. Satisfactorily complete a pre-training review interview to determine student’s suitability for the chosen course.
d. Students are required to be physically fit to carry out some tasks as required by the course.
e. Students are required to be employed in the industry in order to adequately satisfy the performance requirements of the assessments.
The course will be delivered face-to-face over a period of 6 months at the OPA campus and workshop area where OPA has an agreement with for practical training.