CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This course is offered as apprentice delivery only. The Certificate III in Carpentry gives you the training you need to work in the housing, commercial and industrial areas of the carpentry trade. You will acquire the skills necessary for the safe use and maintenance of a wide range of tools and equipment such as power tools, automatic and laser levels, nailing guns and compressors.


This qualification could lead to employment as a carpenter, builder or renovator. You will gain employable skills but you will also be equipped with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about a pathway into the Certificate IV in Building and Construction.


Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Course Delivery

This qualification is offered to Apprentices only delivery over a 4 year period. Classes commence in January/ongoing and are held in 5 day blocks of attendance at the Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses.

Entry Requirements

Students must be currently employed as an apprentice signed up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Nominal apprenticeship duration is 4 years. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment 96 $105.60
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials 16 $17.60
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures 32 $35.20
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out 24 $26.40
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems 40 $44.00
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames 60 $66.00
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames 32 $35.20
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses 40 $44.00
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs 60 $66.00
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves 20 $22.00
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations 24 $26.40
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 20 $22.00
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work 20 $22.00
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication 20 $22.00
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $22.00
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 36 $39.60
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation 16 $17.60
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools 16 $17.60
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40 $48.00
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights 8 $15.00
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms 20 $22.00
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20 $24.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground 24 $26.40
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors 70 $77.00
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures 24 $26.40
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding 40 $44.00
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs 40 $44.00
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding 20 $22.00
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms 32 $38.40
CPCCJN3001A Use static machines 56 $61.60
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment 16 $19.20
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $4,358 $4,386
Concession $1,722 $1,732
Apprenticeship $3,855 $3,912
Apprenticeship Concession $1,627 $1,637
Traineeship $3,912
Traineeship Concession $1,637
RPL Government Subsidised $1,991 $2,844
RPL Concession $398 $569
RPL Self-funded $2,986 $3,792
Self-Funded $5,353 $5,334

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice Only
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Apprentice Only