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Certificate III in Carpentry

CRICOS Code: 081206D   |   Course Code: CPC30211



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.

The qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site.

Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. See notes below.

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English language entry requirements

  • IELTS 5.5
  • OTHER Language of instruction in previous studies was English
  • or Language spoken at home is English
  • or Satisfactory standard achieved from the Australian Industrial Systems Institute
  • or Hong Kong C.E.E. Grade C or better
  • or Other acceptable equivalents

Career Pathway

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner
  • Registered Building Practitioner

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a year 11 or equivalent level of secondary education. Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.

Course fees

Tuition: $15,450
Application Fee: $250

Text Book: $150
Safety Equipment: $150
Fee for Service:
Domestic and International Students. Government funding may be available for this course. Click here to find our more.

As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute

Compulsory Units:

  • CPCCCA2002A 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
  • CPCCCM2007A Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2010A Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Construction and erection of frames, trusses, eaves and roofs field of work

  • CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005A Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006A Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007B Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008A Construct eaves

Course Duration

The course is conducted over a 48 week delivery plus 4 weeks breaks (totaling 52 weeks) at a minimum of 20 hours per week required attendance.

Course Commencement

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.

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  • CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
  • CPCCBC4026A Arrange building applications and approvals (VBA Carpenter Registration unit requirement)
  • CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material schedules for ordering (VBA Carpenter Registration unit requirement)
  • CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract (VBA Carpenter Registration unit requirement)

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

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

A maximum of two of the eight required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

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.

Refer to here for further details and a full listing.


Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to a relevant Advanced Diploma qualification.


Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.

Training and Assessment Note

Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a workshop facility