The Carpenter: Richard's Story

At age 27 with a desire to move away from a full time desk job as a qualified architect, Richard decided to learn the practical skills behind what he was drawing and take up an Australian Apprenticeship in carpentry. His mature-aged Apprenticeship began in 2011.

Richard is now working towards his Certificate IV in Building and Construction and dreams of owning his own business that combines designing of client’s dream homes to building those homes. So outstanding in his studies and on the job training, he was awarded the Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year Award in 2014 and went on to represent Tasmania in the same category at the Australian Training Awards.

Richard is now an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government.