CPC30220 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

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract. Applicants must be working in the industry and able to provide a letter of support from their employer to undertake some practical assessments in the workplace.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment 96 $124.80
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials 16 $20.80
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures 32 $41.60
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out 24 $31.20
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems 40 $52.00
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames 60 $78.00
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames 32 $41.60
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses 40 $52.00
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs 60 $78.00
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves 20 $26.00
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors 70 $91.00
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs 40 $52.00
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding 20 $26.00
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding 40 $52.00
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work 36 $46.80
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground 24 $31.20
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures 8 $15.00
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40 $52.00
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights 8 $15.00
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms 20 $26.00
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 20 $26.00
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication 20 $26.00
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $26.00
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements 25 $32.50
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations 24 $31.20
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20 $26.00
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies 30 $195.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures 24 $31.20
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools 20 $26.00
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation 16 $20.80
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres 32 $41.60
CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines 56 $72.80
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work 20 $26.00
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials 80 $104.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $19.50
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

Apprenticeship $5,306
Apprenticeship Concession $1,623
Self-Funded $7,203

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

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, School Based Apprentice, 8.00AM - 4.30PM
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice, 8.00AM - 5.00PM
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice, 8.00AM - 4.30PM