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Formworker (Carpenter)

As a Formworker, you prepare falsework that provides temporary support structures for forms and undertake formwork. This includes making panels and accessories that mould to form a desired shape with concrete, such as slabs, support beams, columns and walls.

Summary of Training

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Carry out setting out
  • Carry out levelling operations
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Plan and organise work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Carry out excavation
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Work safely at heights
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • Erect and dismantle jump form formwork
  • Erect and dismantle slip form formwork
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Drain and dewater civil construction site
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Install trench support

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

Job Pathways

Construction, Plumbing and Services

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Formwork / Falsework

IIICertificate III
IVCertificate IV
DDiploma
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Building & Construction

Work Type
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 23040

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Formworker (Carpenter) - CPC31511
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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