As a joiner, you cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation. You may create kitchens and cupboards. 



  • Outdoor and indoor work
  • Physical work 
  • Earn while you learn 

A typical day may involve:

  • assembling prepared wood and aluminium to form structures and fittings
  • cutting wood joints
  • constructing concrete framework
  • repairing existing fittings
  • working with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

It helps to be good at:

  • physical tasks 
  • using tools & machinery 
  • communication

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert III Joiner
  • Apprenticeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 
  • Home improvement 
  • Manufacturing 

Related Roles

  • Carpenter

  • Builder

  • Building Associate 


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