Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Code CPC30211
Campus Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 1010 hours

Course Overview

The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Carpenter. This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.
Occupational titles may include: Carpenter.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction-training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

This course is delivered flexibly. Theory based learning is completed online and practical based learning and activities can be completed either at GOTAFE or in the workplace.

Can you see yourself with the ute and toolbox, working on site with other tradies, helping a client’s plans become reality? Study the Certificate III in Carpentry and you will experience the satisfaction of safe demolition, reading and understanding plans for the site, and everything in between. You will get to try it all in our state of the art workshops. Learn framework, flooring, roofing and concrete formwork with the experts.

We nurture our Apprentices so they gain life and work skills that employers want. You get to apply what you learn in real projects at work. And we’re always ready to customise courses for business owners.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Construction industry as a

  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Carpenter

Working in this industry will involve working out doors or on on-site. Hours of work may vary depending on where you work.

Further studies
After gaining the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Docker Street General Public Non Apprenticeship – Fee for Service – Semester 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

This course is Competency based and employer verification is required.

You are required to attend all classes where possible to and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Lindsay Moore
Location: Shepparton

Name: Brendan Rogash
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,010 $2.90 $2,929.00 $14.00 $14,140.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,010 $0.58 $585.80 $14.00 $14,140.00
Full Fee 1,010 $6.15 $6,211.50 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,010 $0.90 $909.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this course.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)
Units of Competency

CPC30211 – Core Units

CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCO2013A – Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms
CPCCCM2002A – Carry Out Excavation
CPCCCA3001A – Carry Out General Demolition of Minor Building Structures
CPCCCA3023A – Carry Out Levelling Operations
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA3002A – Carry Out Setting Out
CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCA3005B – Construct Ceiling Frames
CPCCCA3008B – Construct Eaves
CPCCCA3007C – Construct Pitched Roofs
CPCCCA3004A – Construct Wall Frames
CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3006B – Erect Roof Trusses
CPCCCA2011A – Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCCA3003A – Install Flooring Systems
CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCA2002B – Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCCM2007B – Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM2010B – Work safely at heights

CPC30211 – Elective Units

CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCA3015A – Assemble Partitions
CPCCCA3009B – Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3014A – Construct Bulkheads
CPCCCA3016A – Construct Timber External Stairs
CPCCCA2003A – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3012A – Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
CPCCCA3010A – Install And Replace Windows And Doors
CPCCCA3017B – Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3013A – Install Lining, Panelling And Moulding
CPCCJN3004A – Manufacture Joinery Components
CPCCCM3001C – Operate Elevated Work Platforms
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCCA3011A – Refurbish Timber Sashes To Window Frames

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

If you would like further details or information, please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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