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Carpentry

Carpentry4 Year Apprenticeship
Cert III in Carpentry

 

Carpenters can make just about anything out of wood. As well, modern carpenters can also work with synthetic materials which are sometimes cheaper than timber. Carpentry is a very large field with most workers employed in a full time capacity. There is currently a skills shortage of carpenters in Australia so if you are looking to get into this field, the best time is now!

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Who wants to be a Carpenter? Someone who...

  • Is interested in practical work and can work well with their hands
  • Has a good sense of balance, can work at heights and is safety conscious
  • Can make quick and accurate calculations & solve problems
  • Is physically fit & has good mobility
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
 

What do Carpenters do?

  • Read plans and specifications to determine dimensions, materials and quantities
  • Shape materials and assemble components with hand and power tools
  • Set out buildings and footings on the site using a variety of levelling devices
  • Construct floors and erect wall and roof framing
  • Install doors, windows, staircases, kitchens, locks, hardware and other fixtures
 

Where do Carpenters work?

  • Indoors and outdoors for building and construction firms
  • As carpentry contractors on a self-employed basis
  • Maintenance departments of factories and large companies and institutions
  • Government departments concerned with public works
 

Why become a Carpenter?

  • Due to a skills shortage of carpenters, career prospects are excellent for up and coming carpenters
  • Good opportunities to run your own business as a self employed tradesperson or consultant
  • Personal job satisfaction in making something useful that you can see
  • Opportunities for further training and experience to develop different career paths such as Building Supervisor, Building or Construction Manager, Building Inspector, Building Contract Administrator
 

How do I become a Carpenter?

  • Start with a work experience placement to get some hands-on experience, and get a feel for whether this is the RIGHT CHOICE for you
  • Achieve good results in Maths and English at school – a positive School Report is your first reference for a possible employer
  • Obtain a Safety Card (White)
  • Apply for and complete a 4 year Apprenticeship and achieve a Certificate III in Carpentry (school based apprenticeships are available)
 

Want to know more?

Aptitude quiz for Building and Carpentry
http://aatinfo.com.au/getattachment/86a9bb61-8f02-4bc9-aa22-2448726d878b/quiz.aspx. 
Write down your answers and check against the Answer Section (pp26-27).

Call the RIGHT CHOICE Hotline on 1300 731 783 or register online

Download a fact sheet.

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Electrical

Electrical4 Year Apprenticeship
Cert III in Electrotechnology (Electrician)

 

From the time we wake up, to the time we go to sleep we are using electricity. Until we have a problem with our electricity we never think about how important an Electrician is. Electricians are important members of society and without them we would not have the luxury of watching TV or many other day to day activities. This is an extremely competitive field and is a career, not just a job. So if you want to obtain an Electrical Apprenticeship you must have excellent grades at school and not be afraid of hard work!

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Who wants to be an Electrician? Someone who...

  • Enjoys and is good at mathematics and technical activities
  • Is a logical thinker and able to follow instructions
  • Is able to do precise and detailed work
  • Is comfortable working at heights and outdoors
 

What do Electricians do?

  • Install and maintain wiring, fuses and other mechanisms that electricity flows through
  • Connect all wire types to circuit breakers, outlets, transformers and other components
  • Use a variety of equipment including screwdrivers, conduit benders, pliers, hacksaws, knives, wire strippers, saws and drills
  • Test, locate and repair electrical malfunctions
 

Where do Electricians work?

  • Outdoors and Indoors, sometimes in confined spaces
  • Commercial, Industrial and Residential premises and construction sites
  • Workshops and private homes
  • Government departments concerned with public works
 

Why become an Electrician?

  • Electricians are always needed across a mix of industries including: Construction, Manufacturing, Mining and for Repairs & Maintenance
  • Good opportunities to run your own business as a self employed tradesperson or consultant
  • Personal job satisfaction in making something useful you can see
  • Opportunities to further your training and develop a variety of career paths such as Electrical Engineering Technician, Engineering Tradesperson,  Electrotechnology Systems Technician
 

How do I become an Electrician?

  • Start with a work experience placement to get some hands-on experience and get a feel for whether this is the RIGHT CHOICE for you
  • Obtain a Safety Card (White)
  • Achieve good results in Maths and English at school – a positive School Report is your first reference for a possible employer
  • Apply for and complete a 4 year Apprenticeship and achieve a Certificate III in Electrotechnology qualification (school based apprenticeships available)
 

Want to know more?

Take the On-line pre-apprenticeship practice test for Electrotechnology @ http://www.ulmitb.com.au/PreApprenticeshipPracticeTest/HomeStateForm.do

or Aptitude quiz for Electrotechnology http://aatinfo.com.au/getattachment/3799a80c-7cb7-4d75-b7d4-ea288950172b/quiz.aspx
Write down your answers and check against Answer Section (pp21-22)

Call the RIGHT CHOICE Hotline on 1300 731 783 or register online

Download a fact sheet.

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Plumbing

Plumbing4 Year Apprenticeship
Cert III in Plumbing

 

Just imagine your bathroom if nobody decided to become a plumber! Being a plumber can be extremely rewarding and continues to be an area of demand due to the ongoing shortage of skilled workers in this industry. When you have successfully completed your apprenticeship you can be your own boss, choose your own hours of work and as the work changes from day to day you will never get bored!

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Who wants to be Plumber? Someone who...

  • Enjoys basic mathematics and has critical thinking skills
  • Is physically capable of sitting or standing for extended periods of time and lifting heavy equipment
  • Has good communication skills
  • Is not afraid to get their ‘hands dirty’
  • Enjoys working with tools and other equipment
 

What do Plumbers do?

  • Build and repair water supply to all types of buildings and irrigation systems
  • Install hot water services
  • Build and repair water supply to all types of mechanical service equipment such as boiler makers for heating, air conditioning and ventilation of buildings
  • Build and repair sewerage systems to all types of buildings
 

Where do Plumbers work?

  • Indoors and outdoors, sometimes at heights, sometimes in drains & pits
  • Commercial, Residential and Industrial construction sites
  • Small business, often as self employed people
  • Government departments concerned with public works
 

Why become a Plumber?

  • Very good job opportunities expected for plumbers in the next 5 – 10 years
  • You can take pride in that you have helped build something spectacular such as homes, churches, high-rise buildings and even hospitals
  • You can be sure you will never get bored as the work changes from day to day
  • Opportunities for further training to develop a variety of different career paths such as Technical & Sales Representative, Building Supervisor, Building and Construction Manager, Plumbing Inspector, Building Contract Administrator
 

How do I become a Plumber?

  • Start with a work experience placement to get some hands-on experience, and get a feel for whether this is the RIGHT CHOICE for you
  • Obtain good results in English and Maths at school – a positive School Report is your first reference for a possible employer
  • Obtain a Safety Card (White)
  • Apply for and complete a 4 year Apprenticeship and achieve a Certificate III in Plumbing qualification (school apprenticeships available)
 

Want to know more?

Aptitude quiz for Plumbers
http://aatinfo.com.au/getattachment/f29db5fa-acce-470e-80ad-6b6a6623ad9d/quiz.aspx
Write down your answers and check against Answer Section (pp22-23)

Call the RIGHT CHOICE Hotline on 1300 731 783 or register online

Download a fact sheet.

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For other Training and Career Opportunities in Construction go to www.beconstructive.com.au/bc-wiki.