CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

National ID
CPC30220
WA Course Code
BGB8
CRICOS code
104856J

Why choose this course?

Pursue your dream to become a carpenter with this practical, hands on qualification that will teach you how to use explosive power tools and carpentry tools to build structures such as pitched roofs, ceiling frames, eaves, wall frames, roof trusses and flooring systems.

It covers techniques such as levelling operations, excavation, demolition of minor building structures, measurements and calculations, erecting and dismantling restricted scaffolding, and setting out projects. In addition you will learn how to assemble partitions, construct bulkheads, build timber external stairs, construct, and erect and dismantle form work for stairs, ramps, footings, ground slabs, suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls.

Installing and replacing windows, linings, panelling and moulding is also part of the course content, along with how to interpret plans and understand the occupational health and safety requirements for the construction industry.

This course is ideal if you love working outdoors with wood structures, have good hand-eye coordination and the ability to complete work to a high standard.

This course has a compulsory work placement which needs to be undertaken before you can successfully complete this qualification.

Career opportunities

  • Carpenter

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $4,000
  • Materials fee: $440

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 364 hours of work placement during this course.  This placement is arranged by North Metro TAFE and will help strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment.

The workplace is assessed before you are placed, to ensure the site is deemed safe.  You will be supervised during the off campus work placement by the carpentry contractor. An NM TAFE Lecturer will conduct workplace visits to provide ongoing support and coaching and will observe and assess your performance.  You will be required to complete a work placement diary to record all the hours and tasks you undertake.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 34 units. These 34 are comprised of 27 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based assessments, verbal questioning, structured practical tasks, direct observation and work placement. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to writing materials, drawing equipment, training resources, text books, workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, questionnaires, handouts and online industry websites and video clips.  Facilities and equipment may include use of a workshop facilities, computer labs, a simulated working environment, plant, equipment and power tools, safety and personal protective equipment.  You are required to provide industry standard safety steel capped boots and prescription safety glasses if required.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $4,000
  • Materials fee: $440

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 364 hours of work placement during this course.  This placement is arranged by North Metro TAFE and will help strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment.

The workplace is assessed before you are placed, to ensure the site is deemed safe.  You will be supervised during the off campus work placement by the carpentry contractor. An NM TAFE Lecturer will conduct workplace visits to provide ongoing support and coaching and will observe and assess your performance.  You will be required to complete a work placement diary to record all the hours and tasks you undertake.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 34 units. These 34 are comprised of 27 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and knowledge based assessments, verbal questioning, structured practical tasks, direct observation and work placement. These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to writing materials, drawing equipment, training resources, text books, workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, questionnaires, handouts and online industry websites and video clips.  Facilities and equipment may include use of a workshop facilities, computer labs, a simulated working environment, plant, equipment and power tools, safety and personal protective equipment.  You are required to provide industry standard safety steel capped boots and prescription safety glasses if required.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 4 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $26,760
  • Resources fee: $1,600
  • Materials fee: $452

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of work placement during the 2 year course delivery. This is a condition put in place at the request of our construction industry stakeholders, supported by the Construction Training Fund, which states the need for adequate supervised skill practice to be incorporated into the course delivery.

Students are to source their own work placement, with the student completing a workplace diary recording the hours and tasks completed. Their site supervisor is to sign and confirm these hours and tasks. The work diaries will be copied onto the student`s personal file. Site visits will be arranged by SM TAFE lecturers to confirm and monitor that the workplace and work being carried are suitable to the carpentry trade. The work placement hours may also be recorded to the “ready skills” mobile phone app.

Students are required to complete CPCCWHS1001 - Prepare to work safely in the construction industry at any RTO to enable students to access construction sites and commence work placement at a cost of approximately $150.

Year 10/11/12
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry - BGB8
4 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
  • CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written and oral questioning to assess theory and knowledge. All students are assessed to determine that they have attained the skills required for each unit, and workbooks and assessments will be contextualised and written using terminology common to the carpentry and construction industry. Practical skills will also be assessed by direct observation and recorded on observation checklists. Students will undergo training prior to the assessment and the practical skills will be demonstrated by the lecturer during training exercises. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills prior to being assessed. Assessments will be undertaken at the College in the carpentry and joinery section.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, paper-based learning resources, PowerPoint presentations, industry web links and workbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to simulated work areas for all practical based training, carpentry and joinery workshops, outside areas and classrooms, equipment and materials required for training and assessments, safety equipment and PPE.  Safety boots which must be provided by the student.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on February 2, 2023