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CPC30211 | 095187J

Certificate III in Carpentry

Progress your career in the construction industry with this course. Completion of this carpentry qualification gives you the opportunity to become a recognised tradesperson.

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$22,800

Course overview

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, carpentry skills are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies for qualified carpenters and joiners. This is a very large occupation with around 69,000 job openings expected over the next five years.  

In this course, you'll learn how to construct, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures for residential, commercial and industrial developments. You will work with a range of tools, equipment and materials to construct frames for walls and ceilings, construct pitched and advanced roofs and eaves, and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground.

This course, delivered by our highly experienced and passionate teachers, will see you graduate with the skills that will allow you to become a qualified carpenter or joiner.

What can I do?

  • Carpenter and Joiner

Course outcome:

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program – this course is subsidised under this program. It is important to note only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Award-winning programs

TAFE Queensland's commitment to and delivery of the highest quality outcomes has been proven through our award-winning teachers, programs and students. In carpentry, these include Educator of the Year 2016, finalist in the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Public Service Delivery and nominations for student of the year with Construction Skills Queensland and Queensland Training.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

International Students Only
You will also be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA2002B
    Use carpentry tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA2002B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use carpentry tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, plant and equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA2011A
    Handle carpentry materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA2011A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely manually handle, store and apply environmental management principles associated with carpentry materials and components. It includes preparing material for mechanical handling.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle carpentry materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3001A
    Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out general demolition work of minor building structures to facilitate alterations, extensions and additions to a building. It includes work being completed to a work schedule, plans and specifications.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3002A
    Carry out setting out
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3002A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify site boundaries and survey indicators, and establishing, measuring and setting up profiled set outs for buildings and structural components of building work.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out setting out

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3003A
    Install flooring systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3003A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out and install timber flooring systems to support imposed loads. It includes application in brick veneer, full masonry and timber frame construction.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install flooring systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3004A
    Construct wall frames
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3004A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out, construct and erect load bearing and non-load bearing wall frames for the different types of loadings determined by the roof top and bracing configuration. It includes set out, cutting and fabrication of both timber and metal wall frames, and the erection, connection and bracing of wall frames to specifications.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct wall frames

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3005B
    Construct ceiling frames
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3005B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out, construct and erect ceiling frames to accommodate ceiling joists, hanging beams, strutting beams and composite beams. It includes selection of members and setting out of the ceiling frame in conjunction with the roof members.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct ceiling frames

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3006B
    Erect roof trusses
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3006B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select, set out, erect and brace roof trusses to accommodate roof coverings for waterproofing purposes. It includes gable, hip and valley, and hip roofing types.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect roof trusses

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3008B
    Construct eaves
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3008B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare, set out and construct eaves, including the cutting and fixing of fascias and barges to provide a finish between the wall and the roof. It includes boxed eaves and the finish to gable ends.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct eaves

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3023A
    Carry out levelling operations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3023A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct levelling procedures using the rise and fall method and the height of instrument method for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set out of buildings, their components and preparation. It includes the set up, testing and use of levelling devices and undertaking closed traverses using a range of levelling equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out levelling operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1012A
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1012A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1013A
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1013A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1014A
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1014A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1015A
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1015A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2001A
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2002A
    Carry out excavation
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2002A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake hand excavation tasks and excavations requiring the assistance of plant machinery to form excavations for footings, and the provision of services. It includes excavation to new and existing sites, and new services or the diversion of existing services.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out excavation

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2007B
    Use explosive power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2007B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply safe and effective operation of explosive power tools (EPT), used to fasten materials or fix fasteners to bases. It includes both direct action and indirect action explosive powered fastening tools.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use explosive power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2008B
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2008B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications. It includes placement of safety barriers and only involves modular scaffolding restricted to a height of 4 metres.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2010B
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2010B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCO2013A
    Carry out concreting to simple forms
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCO2013A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely install formwork, reinforcement and place and finish concrete for the construction of minor slabs, pathways and other minor works to a specified design finish. The unit includes positioning the truck, placing concrete from truck to work area, spreading concrete and cleaning up site.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOHS2001A
    Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOHS2001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Alexandra Hills
Apprenticeship
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MIXED MODE
Bracken Ridge
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Ipswich
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Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
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MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
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DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Nambour
Apprenticeship
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DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
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MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Roma
Apprenticeship
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MOBILE VAN
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Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
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CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
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Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MIXED MODE
Kingaroy
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Thursday Island
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mount Isa
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Ashmore
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Alexandra Hills
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Bracken Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Nambour
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Roma
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Kingaroy
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Thursday Island
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mount Isa
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ashmore
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Ashmore
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $22,800
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to domestic students:

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

International Students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to international students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

Domestic students

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, hair protection, and disposable dust masks. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a folding metre ruler (carpenter) and a 5m tape measure.

International students

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

All students must have the following items on their first day of class attendance (included in course fees at Ashmore campus):

Personal protection equipment:
• Safety footwear (AS2210)
• Clear safety glasses (AS1337)
• Hearing protection (AS1270)
• Protective clothing (shirt and pants)

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

The following materials are not included in the course fees at either campus.

Materials list:
• Nail bag, hammer and basic tools
• 8m tape
• Carpenters pencils
• Soft eraser
• Biro pens
• A4 notebook
• Calculator (square root function required)

Courses may require different resources depending on your study location.

Placement

International students
You will be required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. TAFE Queensland will coordinate and source this for you, and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare.

Please note: completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement, and are required to make your own transport arrangements to and from your vocational placement approved setting.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Need to know

All students must hold a valid White Card or complete unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card). This is a legislative requirement for entry onto any Queensland construction work site.

If you DO NOT currently hold a White Card, some TAFE Queensland locations deliver this unit as part of this course.  If your chosen location does not offer this unit as part of the course please contact the Customer Service Centre for information on how to complete this unit at an additional cost.

 

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry, as of 26 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 27 November 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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