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CPC30220 | 104863K

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:

CPC30220 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 7 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
  • CPCCCA2002
    Use carpentry tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA2002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select and safely use and maintain carpentry tools and equipment, meeting all relevant requirements of national construction codes, Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA2011
    Handle carpentry materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA2011
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely manually handle and store carpentry materials, meeting all relevant requirements of work health and safety (WHS) and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle carpentry materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3001
    Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out general demolition work of minor building structures to facilitate alterations, extensions and additions to a building in residential and commercial sites.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3002
    Carry out setting out
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify perimeter site boundaries and survey indicators to establish, measure and set up profiled set-outs for buildings and structural components of building work, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out setting out

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3003
    Install flooring systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare, set out and install timber and steel flooring systems to support the internal and external walls of a residential building, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation and National Association of Steel-Framed Housing (NASH) standard for steel-framed construction in bushfire areas.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install flooring systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3004
    Construct and erect wall frames
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare, set out, construct and erect load-bearing and non-load-bearing wall frames for the different types of loadings, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct and erect wall frames

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3005
    Construct ceiling frames
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3005
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare, set-out, construct and erect timber ceiling frames to accommodate ceiling joists, hanging beams, strutting beams, combined hanging/strutting beams, and combined strutting/counter beams, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct ceiling frames

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3006
    Erect roof trusses
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select, set out, erect and brace timber and steel roof trusses in preparation for the installation of waterproof roof coverings, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, National Association of Steel-framed Housing (NASH) Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect roof trusses

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3007
    Construct pitched roofs
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3007
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to set out, construct and erect pitched roofs to accommodate roof coverings for weatherproofing purposes, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct pitched roofs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3008
    Construct eaves
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare, set out and construct eaves, including the cutting and fixing of fascia and barges to provide a finish between the wall and the roof, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct eaves

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3010
    Install windows and doors
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3010
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and install window and door units, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install windows and doors

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3016
    Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3016
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct, assemble and install timber external stairs of one or more flights to provide access into a building or structure, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3017
    Install exterior cladding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3017
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply material finishes to an external framed wall surface for the purpose of weatherproofing and securing the building, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install exterior cladding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3024
    Install lining, panelling and moulding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3024
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare, set out and install lining and panelling to masonry and timber and/or metal framed walls, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3025
    Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3025
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications for carpentry work in order to plan and sequence the work, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3028
    Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3028
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle formwork for slabs on ground, rebates to slabs on ground, and steps to strip footings, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2006
    Apply basic levelling procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment. The unit supports workers in the construction industry who use a variety of common methods and equipment when working with others and as a member of a team. It applies to levelling work on residential and commercial work sites.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic levelling procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2008
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2008
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCO2013
    Carry out concreting to simple forms
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCO2013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge 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, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1014
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1015
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic measurements and calculations to determine task and material requirements in a construction work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM3001
    Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM3001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and perform calculations to determine material requirements for a construction project.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM3006
    Carry out levelling operations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM3006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out levelling operations to establish correct and accurate set-out of buildings and components, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out levelling operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCWHS3001
    Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCWHS3001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to participate in preparing a job safety analysis (JSA) for general hazards, and a safe work method statement (SWMS) for high risk work hazards on construction sites as specified in work health and safety (WHS) legislation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

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Thursday Island
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Mount Isa
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Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
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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
Ashmore
17 Apr 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
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Alexandra Hills
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DROP IN DAYS
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Bracken Ridge
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Ipswich
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DROP IN DAYS
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Acacia Ridge
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Roma
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DROP IN DAYS
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Toowoomba
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Bundaberg
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Hervey Bay
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Kingaroy
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Cairns
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DROP IN DAYS
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Thursday Island
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DROP IN DAYS
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Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
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DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
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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
Ashmore
17 Apr 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.

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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