As a qualified Carpenter you will require a strong technical knowledge of the construction industry combined with a high level of computer skills and attention to detail. You will also be responsible for carrying out all carpentry maintenance, use a variety measuring devices and power tools and ensuring all works are compliant to Australian Standards. From restoration carpentry to framing, each involves a different focus in the field. There are lots of opportunities available as carpenters for British backpackers in Sydney and North Sydney.
Complete a Certificate III in Carpentry or a Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery CPC32011 in a TAFE institution. If you are planning to work on a construction site in Sydney, you will be required to do construction induction training and get a white card through a registered training organization. You will also need to apply for a Certificate of Completion. This nationally recognized certification shows that you have completed your training and are ready to start working in the carpentry industry.
Requirements to Work in Sydney
You need to be trade qualified or have a least 3 years’ experience in the trade, experience in residential building, carpentry, shop fit outs, joinery, construction and other areas of the trade. It will also help if you do have some of your own tools and transport, or be willing to get them. A full driver’s license will always be helpful in the trade industry. In Australia driving is pretty much essential and you will find it very hard to get by without a car or license. If you are working in the trade industry you will also require a White Card. Qualify for an Australia work visa such as 457 Visa, Working Holiday Visa, or Skilled Visa. It is also possibly to secure a 457 Visa Sponsorship from some employers.
There are approved 457 visa sponsors who offers the opportunity to apply for visa sponsorship to suitably qualified and experienced applicants. The company also offers the opportunity to apply for employer nominated permanent residency (186 Visa) after 2 years’ working on a 457 sponsorship visa.