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Program Snapshot


24 – 36 Months

1 x 8-hour class every 3 weeks plus revision as necessary

Delivery Options

Learning includes face-to-face sessions with workplace practice and online virtual classrooms with scheduled in-person blocks.


Learners must be employed in the construction industry to apply process and management skills and have internet access for online research and activities.


Federal & State Government funding may be available for eligible individuals. 

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in carpentry is designed to meet the needs of people working in the construction industry. This nationally recognised qualification will increase your knowledge and skills in the residential, industrial and commercial sectors.

Our experienced teachers, who are experts currently working in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves practical projects and self paced activities

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 34 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*

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 molding*

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*

CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuates power tools*

CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation*

CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials

CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work

CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work

Course Outcomes
  • Understand the legal requirements for residential and low rise commercial buildings projects.
  • Access, interpret and apply relevant construction codes and standards.
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications so as to accurately estimate, plans and supervise low rise residential and commercial building and construction projects.
  • Inspect the workplace for hazards and conduct WHS risk assessments. Understand WHS legislation and how to comply.
  • Undertake risk analysis for all aspects of a construction project.
  • Supervise implementation of administration processes relating to residential and commercial construction projects.
  • Plan on-site activities, source resources and develop documentation for relevant authorities related to residential and commercial building and construction projects.
RPL and Credit Transfers

Students who believe they have sufficient past experience to demonstrate full competence against particular units may apply for RPL using the forms and processes available from TME, RPL cannot be completed as an apprentice. Students may apply for credit transfer for any units completed in prior qualifications, including for the elective units.

Introduction to the Course

Trainees will be introduced to the course, delivery and assessment methods, and expectations and rights of trainees prior to course commencement. All trainees are expected to comply with worksite WHS procedures and policies during practical activities. Safety procedures in the classroom will be explained at the commencement of the course.

Program Snapshot

Code                                                   CPC30220

Duration                                      24-36 Months

Days                                                  Wednesday

Online/Workplace          Online & Workplace

Campus                                                   Various

Next Intake                       enrol by 30 June, Penrith

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What job outcomes can I expect from a Certiffcate III in Carpentry?

A Certificate III in Carpentry in Australia can open various career opportunities in the construction industry. Here are some common job outcomes you can expect:

Qualified Carpenter: This is the primary outcome, allowing you to work on residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. Carpenters are responsible for constructing, erecting, installing, and repairing structures and fixtures made of wood and other materials.

Joiner: Specializing in making and fitting wooden components for buildings, such as doors, windows, stairs, and furniture.

Formwork Carpenter: Focusing on building the molds (forms) that hold concrete in place until it sets, used in the construction of bridges, foundations, and other concrete structures.

Shopfitter: Working on installing fixtures and fittings in retail shops and commercial premises, ensuring the space is functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Framer: Specializing in constructing the framework of buildings, which includes the walls, floors, and roofs, forming the skeleton of the building.

Maintenance Carpenter: Working on the repair and upkeep of existing structures, ensuring they remain safe and functional over time.

Building Inspector (with further qualifications): Inspecting buildings during and after construction to ensure compliance with building codes and standards. This role typically requires additional qualifications and experience.

Construction Supervisor (with experience): Overseeing construction projects, coordinating workers, ensuring materials are used effectively, and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.

When and how do I pay for the course?

You may be eligble for government funding, contact us for more information. Or you can find out more here.

Where can I find my course materials and resources?

Your trainer will provide you the information once you enroll. 

Are Certiffcate III qualiffcations recognised nationally?

es, Certificate III qualifications in Australia are recognized nationally. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) ensures that qualifications are standardized across the country, meaning that a Certificate III in Carpentry earned in one state or territory is recognized in all other states and territories. This national recognition allows you to work anywhere in Australia with your Certificate III qualification.

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