Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30211

Course Length

Part time:

4 years

Cost

Subsidised Apprentice:

$3,333.00

Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):

$667.00

Full Fee:

$7,070.00

Course Materials:

$404.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

Campuses

Shepparton - Archer Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

Blended

On Campus

Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Take steps to join an industry that is in demand by studying the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry. This course is perfect if you're looking to further your knowledge and skills to seek employment in the construction industry as a Carpenter and Joiner.

Covering work in residential and commercial applications, gain experience with safe demolition, reading and understanding plans for a worksite, and everything in between. Learn in our state-of-the-art workshops, practising skills in framework, flooring, roofing, and concreting.

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

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

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

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

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

CPC30211 - Apprentice, from 1st Feb (8am - 5pm) Block Release / 2021

Apprenticeship - Open from 7th February / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

CPC30211 - Apprentice, from 1st Feb (8am - 5pm) Block Release / 2021

Apprenticeship - Open from 7th February / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $3,333.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $667.00

3. Full Fee: $7,070.00

Course Materials: $404.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2021 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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 ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement
  • Apprentices are accepted through the Delta system and referred to GOTAFE.

Course Study Units

Core Units
CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003A - Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A - Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3005B - Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B - Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C - Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B - Construct eaves
CPCCCA3023A - Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A - Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective Units
CPCCCA2003A - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009B - Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3010A - Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3011A - Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3012A - Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013A - Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3014A - Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A - Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3016A - Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017B - Install exterior cladding
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCSF2004A - Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Andrew McGranahan

Attendance & Commitment

Apprentices complete the course over a 4-year apprenticeship contract. Students are provided with a structured timetable which comprises of a total 21 weeks of training comprising of 5 days per week if required, this allows for them and their employer to select a time that suits for attendance for training. Four scheduled onsite visits are planned throughout the year.

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

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

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

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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.