Carpentry

What do Carpenters Do?

Carpenters construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.  Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction,  Each carpentry task is somewhat different, but most involve the same basic steps.  Working from blueprints or instructions from supervisors, carpenters first do the layout – measuring, marking and arranging materials – in accordance with the building codes.  They cut and shape wood, plastic fiberglass or drywall using hand and power tools, such as chisels, planes, saws, drills and sanders.  They then join the materials with nails, screws, staples or adhesives.  In the last step carpenters do a final check of the accuracy of their work with levels, rules, framing squares and surveying equipment and make necessary adjustments.

Carpenters need manual dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, physical fitness and a good sense of balance.  The ability to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately also is required.

Others Courses to take note of: Handyman

Minimum Requirements?

Grade 9

Career Opportunities?

Carpenters are a versatile occupation in the construction industry,  with workers usually doing many different task,  for example some carpenters insulate office buildings and others install drywall or kitchen cabinets in homes.  Those who help construct tall buildings or bridges often install wooden concrete forms for cement footings or pillars.

  • BASIC CARPENTRY
  • COMPREHENSIVE CARPENTRY
  • CARPENTRY APPRENTICESHIP

This course is for the person who would like to learn the basic skill set in becoming a Carpenter.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to the building industry

Module 2: Interpret basic building drawings

Module 3: Set out and construct basic joints

Module 4: Determine and Transfer levels

Module 5: Prepare and erect timber formwork for a rectangular column

Module 6: Prepare and erect timber formwork for an L-Shaped wall

Module 7: Prepare and erect a brandered ceiling and install insulation

Module 8: Prepare and erect a timber ceiling

Module 9: Cut and fit architrave and skirting

Module 10: Prepare and fit tongue and groove wall paneling

Module 11: Fit and hang a single door to a steel door frame

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R16 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 20 working days (4 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards

Carpentry is a scarce skill which high in demand in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete form work etc.

Course Content:

Module 1: Safety and Building Industry

Module 2: Prepare the work area and select, use and maintain tolls, equipment and materials

Module 3: Erect, use and dismantle scaffolding

Module 4: Install a range of finishing components

Module 5: Prepare components for finishing applications and apply surface touch-ups

Module 6: Service and check functionality of finishing components

Module 7: Set out and mark off materials for machining purposes working from Drawings, Setting out rods and cutting lists

Module 8: Set up and operate machines and machine wooden components

Module 9: Create and use templates and jigs

Module 10: Assemble machined components and manufacture a range of products made from wood

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R32 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 45 working day (9 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 14674 – Clad roof structures
  • 14676 – Erect roof trusses
  • 14673 – Install finishing components
  • 261679 – Manufacture and fit door and window frames
  • 261677 – Manufacture and install partitioning and wall paneling from wood

During the apprenticeship, all apprentices will be supported by a mentor. 

Please contact the office for more information.

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R42 000.00 per year

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

The course is over a period of 3 years, where 14 weeks a year is at the college and the rest is done within job placement.

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

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