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Apprentice Carpenter

HIA Apprentices - Ardrossan, SA

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Looking at securing a long-term career in the Building industry? Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional career

We have a number of positions for enthusiastic people looking to start or continue their carpentry apprenticeship.

Wage Award: National wage Award
Mode: Full time = 38 hours per week
Period of Apprenticeship: up to 4 Years
Training: Certificate III

Location: Ardrossan Region, SA

Carry out tasks related to the building, construction and joinery trades, under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson/instructor and consistent with apprenticeship year level. Attend off the job trade school to complete learning and assessment outcomes required for a carpentry apprenticeship.

Females in trade that are looking for apprenticeships are encouraged to apply.

Carry out construction, assembly, alteration or renovation of buildings, structures, fittings, cabinets, cupboards and modular units, possibly for single and multi-storey domestic, commercial and industrial environments
Carry out construction activity, e.g. digging footings, erecting sub-floor structures; wall and roof framing; internal and external cladding; fit-out and fixture of doors and all building hardware and fittings
Read and working from, plans and specifications
Use hand tools, e.g. hammers, chisels, hand saws, screwdrivers, measuring tapes and levelling devices etc.
Use power tools, e.g. electric/battery drills, power saws, routers, sanders, planners, laser levelling devices, pneumatic (air) tools, e.g. nail guns
Operate workshop equipment, e.g. static machines, band saws, docking saws, thicknessers, routers, bench grinders, etc.
Use safe and appropriate means to access (both internal and external) for building and construction sites and trade school environments
Follow appropriate safety practices when using ladders, other access ways, handrails, barriers, scaffolding and mechanical lifts (trained/licensed users only)
Follow established policies and procedures for Protective Personal Apparel (PPE) use and the use or non-use of devices such as mobile phone in workplace and training environments
Follow appropriate manual handling techniques for manual tasks including lifting and moving items
Follow safety and environmental practices for handling building products, fluids and waste products
Complete appropriate documentation and recording information on computerised programs
Carry out the theory and practical assessment tasks in a building site/training centre
Follow written and verbal instructions in workplace and trade school environments
Communicate and interact with others in workplace and trade school environments, may include customer interaction
Read and interpret various types of construction/architectural diagrams
Follow HIA APPRENTICES induction processes and codes of conduct.

A willingness to develop skills and knowledge in this trade
Physical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periods
Be a safe confident worker
Willingness to travel
CI Card (White Card) (or be willing to obtain prior to starting)
Enjoy practical and manual work
Ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively
Minimum of year 10 schooling

Certificate II/ Pre-App in Building & Construction
Domestic building experience / exposure to a jobsite
Be reliable, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a team.
Have a car and licence is generally required due to changing sites


HIA Apprentices are leaders in the selection, management and training of apprentices in the domestic building industry. Established over 30 years ago, we make it easier for young people to get a trade, and help builders and contractors take them on.


Award wages paid on time - you just need to submit your timesheet
Full time opportunity - Immediate start
Access to a Very Low interest loan of $20,000 to buy tools / car etc.
Personal Protective Equipment - this is your safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs - the things that keep you protected whilst working
Mentoring and ongoing support throughout your apprenticeship
We take care of everything for you, from the start to the completion of your apprenticeship, so you can concentrate on getting the skills for a very rewarding career that counts.

Please note that we have a huge demand for junior apprentices at the moment (under 21 years of age)

Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.

Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements.

Please note that all tasks carried out in conjunction with this position will be done so in accordance with WHS/OHS legislative requirements, codes of practice, job safety analysis and safe working/operating procedures.