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CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry

Building & Construction

Course Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. This training program is appropriate for a tradesperson working in the carpentry sector as a general carpenter.

This course will include all aspects of the building industry including, but not restricted to, site work, concreting, framing and finishing works.

Also, this qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

34 units of competency:

27 core units

7 electives

27 Core Units of Competency 07 Elective Units of Competency
CPCCCA2002 – Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCA3001 – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCA3002 – Carry out setting out

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

CPCCCA3025 – Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work

CPCCCA3028 – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2008 – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights

CPCCCO2013 – Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCOM3001 – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements

CPCCOM3006 – Carry out levelling operations

CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

CPCCCA3012 – Frame and fit wet area fixtures

CPCCCA3014 – Construct and install bulkheads

CPCCCM2002 – Carry out hand excavation

CPCCSF2004 – Place and fix reinforcement materials

CPCCWC3004 – Install suspended ceilings

CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work


Course Duration & Mode of Delivery

CTC offers this qualification by either RPL or by Training and assessment.

Enrolment is valid for two years.

Typically, RPL’s take 3 months but can be longer.  Those undertaking a training and assessment program typically take 24 months to complete the course.


Both pathways make use of our Online Learning Management system as a source of documentation.

Both RPL and Training and Assessment require face to face interaction, with training and assessment requiring two days of face to face classroom attendance per week.

Participants must be working in the industry and have the support of their employers.

Commencement Date

Please contact our office to obtain our course commencement dates.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition is available to all learners of the RTO. An application for Recognition can be made on the Application for Recognition Form.

Refund Policy and Deferments

Please refer to our Student Handbook for full details

Study Pathways

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) Or any other relevant qualification

Employment Opportunities

This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in construction roles in businesses and other industries requiring building and construction qualifications.

Entry Requirements

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an existing worker in a building supervision role
  • have the support of their supervisor and employer
  • hold a minimum of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)
  • able to commit to the course duration and time commitment
  • Have already attained a “Whitecard”
  • Satisfactorily completed our Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  • Have a completed workplace support agreement, which confirms the resources required for training and assessment will be made available to the student.

Additional Requirements

Students will need to have an internet-capable laptop.

RPL Students will need this to access and potentially submit their RPL evidence

Training and Assessment Students will need this to access the learning and assessment material both in class and at home.

Course Fee

Contact our office for the current course fees for RPL and Training and Assessment

Contact Details

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