Course Overview

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential
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State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.




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:

  • 34 units of competency:
  • 27 core units
  • 7 elective units.

Additional Requirements:

  • ICV will conduct LLN assessment on the orientation day to assess student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels.
  • LLN assessment will be conducted to identify the right level of support required by the students.
  • This support will enable them to complete qualifications successfully in required time.
  • This LLN assessment is not a barrier to the entry in the course.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a pre-requisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Two asterisks (**) against a unit code below indicates that there is multiple pre-requisite requirements that must be met.  All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification. 
Core Units

CPCCCA2002* Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011* Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001* Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002* Carry out setting out
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA3025* Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013* Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
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
CPCCCA3028* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

Elective Units

CPCCCA3012* Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3009** Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCM2002* Carry out hand excavation
CPCCCA3027* Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise
CPCCCA3026* Assemble partitions


Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package, ICV requires its participants to meet the following criteria:


Minimum Age Requirement:

18 years or older at commencement of course.


Minimum English Language Requirement:

To demonstrate English proficiency, you must provide as evidence one of the following:

  • IELTS band score of overall 5.5 (Academic or General) or equivalent in line with the Department of Education and department of Home Affairs (DHA) Regulations (For International Students) for specific countries, or
  • IELTS overall band score of 5 when packaged with at least 10 weeks’ English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), or
  • IELTS overall band score of 4.5 when packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS, or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic – Score 42, or
  • Cambridge English: Advanced CAE from Cambridge ESOL Test Scores, or
  • TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language paper-based test – Score 46 -59, or
  • CELS (all skills) Upper intermediate (English for Academic purposes) certificate from recognised English language centre, or
  • Senior secondary Certificate of Education completed in Australia, or
  • Certificate IV or higher completed in Australia, or
  • Tertiary studies in medium of English



Minimum Academic Qualification Requirement:

  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 11 or equivalent


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 certificate will allow the students to further career in many facets of the building and construction industry such as: 

  • Carpenter – Commercial 
  • Carpenter – Formwork 
  • Carpenter – Residential