CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Overview

  • Qualification Code and Name

    CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry

  • Duration

    Up to 52 weeks with term break of 5 weeks.

  • Fee

    AUD 5000.00 (includes tuition fees of $4750 and application fees of $250.00)

  • Delivery Mode

    Blended Delivery (RPL and gap training along with Self-directing learning)

  • Qualification Description

    This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

    Occupational titles may include:

    • Carpenter
    • Carpenter and joiner.

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

  • Target Clients


    Domestic students who are:

    • Existing Workers in the Carpentry trade.

    Learners with experience in the relevant industry or education can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. Please refer to ‘RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFER’ section or contact us.

  • Course Units
    Core Units
    CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
    *CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
    *CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
    *CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
    *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
    CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
    CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
    *CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
    *CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
    *CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
    CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    *CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
    *CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
    *CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
    *CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
    *CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
    *CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
    Elective Units
    *CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
    *CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
    *CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
    *CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
    *CPCCCO3036A Plan concrete work and brief team
    *CPCCBL3001A Lay paving
    BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
    BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • Study Load

    Study Load:

    In case of gap training identified, Training and assessment will be conducted 20 hours per week at the student’s workplace and students are expected to spend the allocated SDL hours for each unit.

    Please speak to your trainer/assessor for further information.

  • Delivery Location

    Training and assessment will be conducted by Sherwood Institute of Australia (SIA) at students’ own workplace. SIA expects the full cooperation of the workplace management staff during the course delivery at the workplace.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

    However, Sherwood Institute has got its own admission requirements:

    • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
    • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
    • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Pathways

    Employment Pathway

    After successful completion of Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211, learners can expect to gain a wide range of skills and knowledge and a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. Occupational titles may include:

    • Carpenter
    • Carpenter and Joiner

    Pathway from The Qualification

    After achieving CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, individuals could progress to CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) , CPC50210 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building),             CPC60212 – Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) or higher education qualifications in Building and construction sector.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf)

    Credit Transfer

    Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf)

    You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.