Certificate III in Carpentry - transitioning qualification*

Course Description

This course is specific for undertaking a carpentry apprenticeship, offering training and real-world experience to become a qualified tradesman.

This course will teach you:

  • To interpret plans and specifications in order to plan and organise work
  • To construct timber walls, doors and install and replace windows
  • To use levelling devices
  • To construct pitched roofs, ceiling framers and eaves
  • To construct, install and finish structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure

Career Opportunities

This course is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in building, carpentry, construction, trades training, joinery and more.

Core Units

Course Requirements

To complete this training course, you must first secure employment as a carpentry apprentice. To successfully achieve this qualification, learners must complete thirty units of competency, including twenty-two core units and eight elective units.

  • CPCCCA2002B
    Use Carpentry tools & equipment
  • CPCCCA2011A
    Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001A
    Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002A
    Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3023A
    Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCCM1012A
    Work effectively & sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A
    Plan & organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A
    Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A
    Carry out measurements & calculations
  • CPCCCM2001A
    Read and interpret plans & specifications
  • CPCCCM2002A
    Carry out excavation
  • CPCCCM2008B
    Erect & dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2010B
    Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM2007B
    Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCO2013A
    Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOHS2001A
    Apply OHS requirements, policies & procedures in the construction industry

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Elective Units

  • CPCCCA3014A
    Construct bulkheads
  • CPCCCA3012A
    Frame & fit wet area fixtures
  • CPCCCA3013A
    Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3016A
    Construct timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA2003A
    Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCA3015A
    Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCA3017B
    Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3010A
    Install and replace windows and doors
  • CPCCCM3001C
    Operate elevated work platforms
  • RIIWHS202D
    Enter and work in confined spaces

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Course Delivery

  • On-the-job learning with one-on-one observations of training and assessment
  • Full Trainer support via phone, email and on-site workplace visits

Program Length

  • 3-4 years full-time training
  • 4-6 years part-time training
  • *CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is superseded by CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry. Transition end date 27/11/2022, please see the DGT Training Package Transition Policy for further information.

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