Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Stair Builder

Working as a Stair Builder you will manufacture, assemble and install traditional and specialised staircases and their components in a workshop and onsite. You will be able to read and interpret plans and operate relevant machinery.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 18 required

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Install windows and doors
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Work safely at heights
  • Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications
  • Package manufactured products for transport
  • Use computer-controlled machinery
  • Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • Process materials to produce components using static machines
  • Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs
  • 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
  • Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products

Elective Units – 11 required

  • Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Assemble and install stairs
  • Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components
  • Construct, assemble and install composite external stairs
  • Design and set out stairs
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Construct and install bulkheads
  • Assemble partitions
  • Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
  • Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

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.

Job Pathways

Construction, Plumbing and Services

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Building & Construction

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
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 19/20: 19608

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 8/01/2021. 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

Stair Builder - CPC31920
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification
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 7/01/2021, rounded estimates for July 2019 to June 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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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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