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Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211)

Course summary

Provides carpentry apprentices with the skills and knowledge to work in the carpentry trade. Competencies include planning and orgainsing work, constructing wall frames, using carpentry toos and equipment, carry out levelling operations and roof framing. Topics covered include occupational health and safety, reading and interpreting plans, measurements and calculations, shaping materials and assempling components with hand and power tools, setting out buildings and footings on-site using a variety of levelling devices such as lasers, constructing timper pitching roof frames, installing sub-floor  framing, timber/sheet flooring and door frames. Elective choices may lead to specific occupations within the industry sector.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • - Building and Construction
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Indentured Carpenter

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 950 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives chosen for the apprenticeship.

  • On-campus
CPCCCA2001A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Eight (8) elective units to be successfully completed.

Please note electives can be amended to suit Employer/Apprentice requirements and are to be chosen according to the Training Package Packaging Rules.

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification

Course Intakes

Apprenticeship Training


This course is for apprentices only.

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

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Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Course Requirements

Basic mathematic ability must be developed for successful course completion.