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      Timber Truss and Frame Manufacturer

      Summary of occupation

      Timber Truss and Frame Manufacturers (TTFM) worker complete specialist carpentry and joinery work in a factory environment production the following products:

      • Roof Trusses

      Prefabricated roof trusses can be developed and built for nearly all roof shapes and sizes and enable flexibility of design and roof layout. They are generally engineered to be lightweight, easy to install and comply with the Australian Standard.

      • Wall Frames

      Built to varying sizes and design from a variety of timber products. Again these wall frames are built to the builders requirements and comply with the Australian Standards.

      • Floor Trusses

      Floor Trusses are made in various depths and provide space within the floor for the running of services such as plumbing and ducting. Also light, easy to install and are again engineered to comply with Australian Standards

      ANZSCO description:

      Cuts, shapes and fits timber parts in workshops to form structures.

      Alternative names:

      Timber Truss and Frame Engineer

      Job Prospects:


      Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

      A TMP worker needs:

      • to enjoy practical and manual work, and especially appreciate working with wood
      • to have good health, eyesight and hand-eye coordination
      • to have some mathematical ability
      • to be able to work as part of a team
      • to be able to lift heavy objects.

      Working Conditions

      TTFM worker normally work 38 hours, Monday to Friday in a workshop or business. Overtime may be necessary when there are deadlines to meet. TTFM worker work in a noisy and dustyenvironment.

      Most TTFM worker are employed within a manufacturing business or a timber yard, preparing and assembling timber components etc., ready for installation on-site.

      Qualified Salary Details

      On average, TMP workers can expect to earn at least between $657 and $702 per week ($34159 and $36494 per year) depending on the organisation they work for, and their level of experience. As a worker develops their skills, their earning potential will generally increase.

      Tools and Technologies

      To become a TFMP worker you usually need to complete a traineeship. Timber manufactured Products traineeships usually take 24 months to complete. This traineeship is not available as a school-based traineeship.

      Apprenticeships and Traineeships

      As an apprentice or trainee, you enter into a formal training contract with an employer. You spend most of your time working and learning practical skills on the job and you spend some time undertaking structured training with a registered training provider of your choice. They will assess your skills and when you are competent in all areas, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification.

      ANZSCO description: Cuts, shapes and fits timber parts in workshops to form structures.

      Alternative names: Timber Truss and Frame Engineer


      Job prospects: Excellent

      If you are no longer at school you can apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship and get paid while you learn and work.

      Related Apprenticeships

      • Timber Manufactured Products

      Recognition of Prior Learning

      If you think you already have some of the skills or competencies, obtained either through non-formal or informal learning, you may be able to gain credit through recognition of prior learning.