CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry

To be eligible to receive a government contribution, the apprentice or trainee must:

  • Must be employed Full time or Part time
  • An Australian Citizen OR Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Passport holder in Australia for 6 months or more

To be eligible to receive a government contribution, the apprentice or trainee must:

  • have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by the department
  • be registered on DELTA with a commencement date or recommencement date on or after 1 July 2010
  • select a training provider who holds pre-qualified supplier status for their nominated qualification.

The government contribution for a User Choice funding contribution will be detailed in the apprentice or trainee’s Letter of Registration from the department, and is subject to student eligibility and their selection of an eligible pre-qualified supplier as their SRTO.

Dual-trade apprenticeship or traineeship

A student undertaking a declared dual trade apprenticeship will receive the government contribution as specified on the department’s User Choice 2017-20  Qualification and Price List.


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.

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Core units


Use carpentry tools and equipment


Handle carpentry materials


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Carry out setting out


Carry out levelling operations


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Carry out excavation


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Construction and erection of frames, trusses, eaves and roofs field of work 


Install flooring systems


Construct wall frames


Construct ceiling frames


Erect roof trusses


Construct pitched roofs


Construct eaves

Elective units 

BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

Note: CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights


Please contact Admin Staff for more information at 1300 GO SITS (1300 467 487).

Non Concessional Full fee — calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour for unit of competency

Concessional Partial exemption fee – calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour for unit of competency x 40% = $0.64 per nominal hour