Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Description


This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. The qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this program; however appropriate experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.

Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience within building and construction environments.


There is no set duration.  Duration is dependent on applicant knowledge, skills and experience levels.


Participants are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Third-party assessment
  • Competency conversation
  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence.


  • The pathway is:
    • Certificate IV of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management

Student Information

Refer to the student handbook for details, inclusive of course information, student obligations, and services provided.


Career Opportunities


Learning Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within the CPC08 Training Package.

Mode of Delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Units of Competency

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
Construction and erection of frames, trusses, eaves and roofs field of work
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
Installation field of work
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
Formwork construction field of work
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
CPCCCA3021A Erect and dismantle slip form formwork
General electives
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3022A Install curtain walling
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWC3003A Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
RIICCM210D Install trench support
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site


How to get a builder’s or Contractor licence or registration

To work as a builder or tradesperson in Australia you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). A licence or registration may require a combination of technical qualification, experience, skills and knowledge prior to application. Read more 


  • Ronny Martin

    I’m Ronny from Papua New Guinea.i completed my high school and I’m interested in certificate lll in carpentry in your institution
    I would like to know the following:
    1) is it located in Brisbane or Gold Coast area.
    2) international students fee.
    3) about the students visa and
    4) duration of the course.
    Currently I’m living in Gold Coast with my sister and I’ll be going back to Papua New Guinea in April 6.
    I’ll be waiting for your reply via email.
    Thank you

  • Dan Fenton

    Hi There

    I am wanting to find out how long will this course will take to complete?
    As a foreigner would I be able to apply if I was on a study visa?

    Kind regards


  • Clay

    Hi just wanting some information on course costings and time frames. Will have some rpl . Any info would be great thou


  • Joe Caucau

    Hi BTA! Good day mate,

    I am a Head of Campus of a Technical College in the Northern Island of Fiji [Vanua Levu]. We are offering the following courses: Certificate II in Carpentry and Certificate II in Automotive Engineering. I have a question, is there a possibility of sending your Certificate III in Carpentry Course Materials for our reference.



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