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  • CPC30211
  • 095187J

Certificate III in Carpentry

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Carpenter and Joiner
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

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Course overview

Course overview

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry. With construction one of the three largest industries in Australia, demand for qualified carpenters is high. Up to 50,000 job openings are 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.

Units

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
CPCCCA2002B
Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011A
Handle carpentry materials
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
CPCCCM2001A
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A
Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B
Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
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
CPCCCO2013A
Carry out concreting to simple forms

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Gold Coast
CPCCCA3019A
Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCA3018A
Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCM3001C
Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCSF2004A
Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3017B
Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3016A
Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3015A
Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3013A
Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3012A
Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3010A
Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA2003A
Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
Other locations
CPCCCA2003A
Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3010A
Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3012A
Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013A
Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3015A
Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3016A
Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017B
Install exterior cladding
CPCCSF2004A
Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3010A
Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3013A
Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3018A
Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019A
Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCM3001B
Operate elevated work platforms
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Placement

International students

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

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.

Nambour:

400 hours of VPC is required. This is scheduled in the program timetable into 2 main sessions. You are required to make your own transport arrangements to and from VPC workplaces.

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.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland