Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Formwork Carpenter

Working as a Formwork Carpenter you will install and repair temporary frameworks that support the building process during construction. This would include making panels and accessories that help the moulding of concrete such as slabs, support beams, columns and walls.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 27 required

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Carry out setting out
  • Install flooring systems
  • Construct and erect wall frames
  • Construct ceiling frames
  • Erect roof trusses
  • Construct pitched roofs
  • Construct eaves
  • Install windows and doors
  • Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • Install exterior cladding
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Work safely at heights
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • Carry out levelling operations
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

Elective Units – 7 required

  • 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
  • Construct tilt panels on site
  • Process materials to produce components using static machines
  • License to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Plan and organise work

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 incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. 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.

Additionally, apprentices and their employers may be eligible to receive the Additional Identified Skills Shortage payment in this Australian Apprenticeships occupation. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the Additional Identified Skills Shortage list.

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Industry Group
Construction & Electrical

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 22870

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, 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, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Formwork Carpenter - CPC30220
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship
T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship
* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 331212

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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