How to develop your carpentry experience and skills

So you have decided to pursue carpentry and woodwork as a career and want to improve your skills.

It’s fantastic to be enthusiastic about your work. People who are enthusiastic about what they do for a living typically learn quickly and advance their careers faster.

The more skills and experience you gain, the easier it will be to grow your carpentry business. You’ll gain a competitive advantage over your competition along the way.

If you’re already enrolled in an apprenticeship and are learning carpentry through a Certificate III in Carpentry, you might want to complete further qualifications.

Here are valuable tips on how you can enhance your carpentry experience by gaining additional skills and qualification.

Carpentry Certificate III

Let’s start with the basics before moving on to some other techniques to improve your carpentry skills.

The Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211) is a great place to start if you want to work in construction as anything from a chippy to a project construction manager.

You will gain practical experience while completing your apprenticeship in this course. You’ll pick up tips from highly experienced carpenters while putting what you’ve learned into practice. For carpenters, nothing beats on-the-job instruction.

Simultaneously, you’ll devote a few hours each week to self-study. This entails reading, viewing videos, and doing projects. The good thing is that you can do it whenever and anywhere you want.

Even though this certificate will teach you everything you need to know to be a competent and confident chippy, you may choose to accelerate your learning or practice the more difficult parts. If that’s the case, here are some handy pointers as to how you can develop your carpentry skills.

1. Watch YouTube videos on carpentry

YouTube videos on carpentry are both educational and entertaining to watch. Check out some of the popular carpentry channels if you want to expand your knowledge and expertise.

2. Books on carpentry

While YouTube videos are helpful, there are occasions when a good book is required to clarify the finer points. Take a look at the bestsellers on Amazon to get an idea about what carpentry books are most popular.

3. Complete Carpentry Certificate IV

If you’re nearing the end of your Certificate III in Carpentry, you might be wondering what’s next. You can either get right to work on the job or continue your education to become a builder or project manager. You could take the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) if you wish to pursue a career as a project manager, builder, or construction manager. The Certificate IV teaches you all you need to know about running a business, getting a building license, and getting a better-paying job as a supervisor or manager.

Even though it will take a number of extra years of training, it may be worthwhile if you want to earn more money or take your carpentry career to the next level.

4. Add to your carpentry knowledge and experience

Carpentry is a skilled job that requires years of study and practice to master. If you’ve started your Certificate III in Carpentry, though, you’re well on your way.

Consider expanding your skills and knowledge outside of your qualification and apprenticeship in your own time.

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*This information is general only and does not consider your objectives, financial situation or needs. It should not be relied upon as advice. As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording.
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