CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Carpentry is one of the oldest and most valuable trades in the history of humanity

A Certificate III in Carpentry opens up a range of building career pathways including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Core Industry Training
RTO Code 91712

Carpentry is the most recognised qualification in the Building and Construction Industry

The Australian Government has identified a skills shortage in carpentry and qualified carpenters are in high demand.

A Certificate III in Carpentry provides you with a direct pathway to a Certificate IV in Building/Construction (Building).

Our qualification is aimed at those working as experienced, unqualified carpenters who are looking to formalise their skills and knowledge through a mixture of RPL and training and assessment.

There’s a good reason Chippies are chirpy people

Carpentry provides a range of opportunities to engage creative skills with technical skills and many tradies get great satisfaction from seeing a project they helped to design come to life in a physical form.
Carpentry services are required in almost every kind of building project imaginable and is an essential service in the Australian jobs sector.

What you’ll learn

The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide the career pathway that will enable you to become a carpenter and work on a building and construction site in both the residential and commercial applications. It is also the minimum requirement for obtaining a carpentry contractors license and it is the qualification most recognised in the Building and Construction Industry, as the minimum in progressing to Builder status and obtaining a Builders Licence.

This qualification has been superseded and is currently in transition to a new qualification. In line with our registering body requirements the existing qualification is still able to be enrolled in, completed and have qualifications issued. We will be offering the new qualification within the next 6 months.

Core subjects

CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies & procedures in the construction industry

CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively & sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements & calculations

CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights

CPCCCM2001A - Read & interpret plans & specifications

CPCCCM2002A - Carry out excavation

CPCCCM2007A - Use explosive tools

CPCCCM2008B - Erect & dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools & equipment

CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting out

CPCCCA3023A - Carry out levelling operations

CPCCCA3003A - Install flooring systems

CPCCCA3004A - Construct wall frames

CPCCCA3005A - Construct ceiling frames

CPCCCA3006B - Erect roof trusses

CPCCCA3007C - Construct pitched roofs

CPCCCA3008A - Construct eaves

Elective subjects

Only eight units are required to be completed and can be chosen from the below based on specific requirements and previous experience.

CPCCCA3010A - Install & replace windows & doors

CPCCCA3012A - Frame & fit wet area fixtures

CPCCCA3013A - Install lining, panelling & moulding

CPCCCA3016A - Construct timber external stairs

CPCCCA2003A - Erect & dismantle formwork for footings & slabs on ground

CPCCCA3011A - Refurbish timber sashes to window frames

CPCCCA3014A - Construct bulkheads

CPCCCA3017B - Install exterior cladding

BSBSMB406 - Manage small business finances

CPCCCA3018A - Construct, erect & dismantle formwork for stairs & ramps

CPCCCA3019A - Erect & dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams & walls

CPCCSF2003A - Place & fix reinforcement materials

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

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    Carpenter & Joiner

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    Carpenter & Joiner (Installation)

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    Carpenter & Joiner (Stairs)

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    Stair Builder

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    Builder’s Labourer

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    Construction Assistant

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    Trades Assistant

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    Trades Assistant (Carpentry)

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    Trades Assistant (Joinery & Shopfitting)

Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
of graduates who complete this course are satisfied with their training.
of course graduates have improved work status including promotions or higher pay.
is the average salary earned by graduates entering their first full time job after graduating
* Information provided by myskills.gov.au

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CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Fee for Service: $3000 

Funded $250 (Construction Skills QLD Subsidised Fee)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.


$1.60 per nominal hour per unit of competency.

Course Delivery: 3- 6 months (for experienced unqualified Carpenters)

Apprenticeship: approximately 3 years

Delivery Mode Options: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) combined with gap training | Apprenticeship | On-the-job | Distance / Online
Attendance Requirements: Specific attendance requirements differ. Refer to course information sheet.
Vocational Placement: Not applicable for this course.