Certificate III in Carpentry

Interested in carpentry from a young age, Drew Charlton studied woodwork from Year 7 and completed a Certificate I qualification in Years 9 and 10. A work placement with Cordwell Lane, a Hobart building firm working across the community and industry sectors, resulted in the offer of an Australian Apprenticeship with the company. Undertaking a Certificate III in Carpentry gave Drew the opportunity to use his skills and experience in the building industry for both high-end residential and commercial sectors as well as restoration work.

Drew credits his training with developing important skills such as problem solving, communication and time-management which now help him manage the challenges of everyday life. Happy with his decision to become part of a highly rewarding industry, Drew has donated his time and experience to help build a house for Make a Wish Foundation and, while backpacking in Cambodia, work on a voluntary project to build a regional community school.

Drew was recognised for his outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2016 Australian Training Awards where he was a finalist for the Australian Apprenticeship of the Year Award after being named winner of this category in his home state of Tasmania.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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