Certificate III in Carpentry

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 four units of competency, including twenty-seven core units and seven elective units.

  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001
    Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1015
    Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM1014
    Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCA3025
    Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA2002
    Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011
    Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCOM3001
    Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCCA3001
    Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCOM3006
    Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCCA3002
    Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCO2013
    Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCCM2006
    Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCA3003
    Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004
    Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005
    Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006
    Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007
    Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008
    Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010
    Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016
    Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017
    Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024
    Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA2028
    Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

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Elective Units

  • CPCCCA3014
    Construct and install bulkheads
  • CPCCCM2002
    Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCCA3012
    Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • CPCCSF2004
    Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCCA3018
    Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCA3026
    Assemble partitions

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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

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