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Certificate III in Carpentry


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Certificate III in Carpentry – CPC30211

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Carpentry is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Carpenter.

Gain experience with safe demolition, reading and understanding plans for a worksite, and everything in between. Learn in our state-of-the-art workshops, practicing skills in framework, flooring, roofing, and concreting.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship with additional workshops for building practical skills.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Construction industry as a Carpenter and Joiner.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Archer Street

Public Non-App (Fee for Service), Starts Tue 28th Jan, 5 days, 8am-4.30pm / 2020

Public Non-App (Fee for Service) Starst Mon 6th July, 5 days, 8am - 4.30pm /2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

General Public Non Apprenticeship - Fee for Service - Semester 2 / 2019

Public Non-App (Fee for Service) Start Mon 17th Feb, 5 days, 8am-4.30pm /2020

Public Non-App(Fee for Service), Starts Mon 6th July, 5 days, 8am-4.30pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course
  • 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
Core Units
Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
Handle Carpentry Materials
Carry Out General Demolition of Minor Building Structures
Carry Out Setting Out
Install Flooring Systems
Construct Wall Frames
Construct Ceiling Frames
Erect Roof Trusses
Construct Pitched Roofs
Construct Eaves
Carry Out Levelling Operations
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
Plan and organise work
Conduct workplace communication
Carry out measurements and calculations
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Carry Out Excavation
Use explosive power tools
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
Work safely at heights
Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective Units
Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
Construct advanced roofs
Install And Replace Windows And Doors
Refurbish Timber Sashes To Window Frames
Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
Install Lining, Panelling And Moulding
Construct Bulkheads
Assemble Partitions
Construct Timber External Stairs
Install exterior cladding
Apply basic levelling procedures
Operate Elevated Work Platforms
Manufacture Joinery Components
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Assessment methods may include:

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

Lindsay Moore
Campus: Shepparton

Brendan Rogash
Campus: Wangaratta

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.

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

Apprentices complete the course over a 4 year apprenticeship contract. With the flexible delivery model employers can choose multiple weeks when their apprentice can attend. This could be 1 - 5 days a week.

Onsite delivery is available for selected units and this is negotiated when the training plan is signed for the first time.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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