CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner.
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The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.




Tuition Fee: $26,250.00
Admissions Fee: $250.00
Material Fee: $1500.00
Total Fee: $28,000.00

Mode & Method of Delivery


Full Time | Face-to-Face
(Theory & Practical)


104 Weeks


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Format and Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 30 units of competency:
  • 22 core units
  • 8 elective units.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core Units

CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and 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 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
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves

Elective Units

CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCA3020A Erect and dismantle jump form formwork
CPCCCA3022A Install curtain walling
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools


Entry requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate III level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Over 18 year of age on course commencement
  • Completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent
  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (Academic or general version) or equivalent OR (Not required if applicant has completed 12 month of study in any AQF program within Australia in English)

LLN Assessment (Not a barrier to entry)

ICV will conduct an LLN Assessment on the orientation day. It is standard for all students to undertake LLN test on orientation day to assess their Language, Literacy and Numeracy level. LLN will be conducted to identify the right level of support for the student.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Learners can demonstrate competency through formal, non-formal and informal learning:

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Formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree);

Non-formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs conducted by a business); and informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities.

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any class/workshop opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.

Credit Transfer

RTO recognises the AQF Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Registered Training Organisation.


Educational Pathways

On completion of this course you may take up further study in:

  • CPC40110- Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Employment Pathways

This qualification is a trade outcome. Employment pathways from this qualification can include either Carpenter or Carpenter and Joiner.