CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

CRICOS Course Code: 104873H


The course duration is 60 weeks (56 weeks study period and 4 weeks term break)
Contact us on:  +61 3 9996 1986 /
Email: info@tr4inright.edu.au

On campus – Face to Face (Classroom and workshop for practical delivery)

Course Guide


This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential

State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

  1. Applicants must be minimum 18 years of age at the time of applying for admission.
  2. Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent level of study (in Australian or in applicant’s home country)
  3. ENGLISH Proficiency:
    1. Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent; or
    2. IELTS band score of 5.0 and satisfactory completion of an Upper
    3. Intermediate ELICOS or EAL/EAP program of 10 weeks or up to 20 weeks; or
    4. Successful completion of a 5-year education/study in a English speaking country such as Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa or United Kingdom; or
    5. If you originate from a country that is *exempt from meeting the English Language requirements set by the DHA, successful completion of Tr4in Right’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN); or
    6. Within 2 years of application date, successful completion in Australia of:
      • a foundation course; or
      • a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education; or
      • a substantial part (at least 70%) of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework (refer to www.aqf.edu.au/)
    7. Or any other form which satisfies the institution during the pre-enrolment interview.
  4. * For more information on exemption from meeting the English Language requirements (student visa assessment levels), refer to the Dept. of Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au)
  5. Prior to enrolment of commencement of training, completion of a Pre-training interview and to ensure that you have the necessary English Proficiency levels to meet the course requirements, you are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test. If you have any learning difficulties, you are encouraged to have a confidential discussion with our Student Support team prior to course commencement or enrolment or during your orientation.
  6. Basic digital literacy (to use digital technologies to access information via internet and use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  7. Ability to cope with the physical demands of the training and assessment that involves working at heights, heavy lifting, manual labour, operation of tools (both manual and power tools) etc and must have a sense of balance.
  8. Access to own PC/laptop with internet to throughout the duration of the course. If this is not possible, students may access nearby public facilities or use the institute’s PC lab, provided there are no class activities.

Assessment methods include a combination of written, practical and observation/demonstration activities

On successful completion of this qualification, students may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within the CPC Training Package or other Training Packages.
Examples of occupational titles for students on successful completion of the qualification are Carpenter or Carpenter and joiner.

To achieve this qualification, the following units of competency must be successfully completed:

Unit CodeUnit Name
Core Units
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCCA3025Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA2002Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM3006Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCA3002Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3028Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3003Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3007Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3006Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3008Construct eaves
CPCCCA3017Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3016Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3024Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3010Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3011Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3022Install curtain walling
CPCCCA3001Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2002Carry out hand excavation
Elective Units
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCCA3018Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3012Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3014Construct and install bulkheads

Note: The list of elective units may change from time to time.

or Direct application, please contact us on:
Tel:  +61 3 9996 1986
Email: info@tr4inright.edu.au
Contact your Education Agent who will provide you with information you may require

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?