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
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
CPCCCA2003 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs


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


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.



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.