CRICOS Course Code: 106616J

The CPC30220 – CERTIFICATE III IN CARPENTRY (CRICOS Course Code: 106616J)  is a nationally recognised qualification for those looking for the skills and expertise required for a successful and rewarding career working in carpentry.

Potential Jobs: Carpenter (commercial, formwork, residential)


This qualification contains the following 27 core units of competency and 7 elective units of competency. All units must be successfully achieved to receive the qualification. 

  • Core Units

  • CPCCCA2002 – Use carpentry tools & equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001 – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3002 – Carry out setting outs
  • CPCCCA3003 – Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004 – Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3005 – Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006 – Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 – Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 – Construct Eaves
  • CPCCCA3010 – Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3016 – Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCA3017 – Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3024 – Install lining, paneling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3025 – Read & interpret plans, specifications & drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA3028 – Erect & dismantle formwork for footing and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2006 – Applying basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 – Erect & dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCMA2012 – Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCMA2013 – Carry out concreting to simple form
  • CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively & sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurement & calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCOM3006 – Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies & procedures in the construction industry.
  • CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazards & select risk control strategies

Elective Units

  • CPCCCA3012 – Frame & fit wet are fixtures
  • CPCCCA3014 – Construct and install bulkheads
  • CPCCCA3019 – Erect and Dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • CPCCCA3018 – Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCSF2004 – Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
  • CPCCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

The Course Facts



104 weeks (2 years) – 80 weeks of training and assessment spread over 8 terms of 10 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.

Sessions are trainer-led in-group sizes of up to 20 participants. The training program is undertaken using a planned schedule in accordance with national standards.


A pre-enrolment interview will be conducted with the Director of Studies or their delegate, to assess your suitability and capacity to undertake the course.


Students will attend Face-to-face training, as well as complete workshop-based training. Face to Face training comprises of students attending 7 hours  weekly sessions at our facility and 7 hours weekly session in the workshop. In addition, students will be required to undertake 6 hours of self- study. This program is delivered in the classroom, factory or onsite, and through structured self study. Homework is expected to be approximately 2 hours a week. Practical face to face training is provided in a practical facility and/or on construction sites. Work placement is optional.

Classroom: Suite 2.02, Level 2, 222 Pitt St Sydney NSW 2000

Practical Location: Various construction sites and at our purpose built practical facility.


The course will be delivered in 8 terms over a two year period.


The units of competency to be delivered each term will be provided on orientation day.  As this course is a nationally recognised qualification,  you will be required to complete assessments for each unit of competency.

Following the completion of each topic and unit of competency you will have  additional assessment tasks due 2 weeks after the completion of each unit. Assessment due dates are given to students at the beginning of each term and unit commencement.

The term break can also be used to provide additional learning support for any students at risk. Evidence collected will comply with the rules of evidence. 


Fees breakdown:

Non-refundable application fee – A$500

Material fee – A$1000

Course fee – A$30, 480 


Term Dates 2024

Term 1: 15  January 2024

Term 1A: 19 February 2024

Term 2: 8 April 2024

Term 2A: 13 May 2024

Term 3: 8 July 2024

Term 3A: 12 August 2024

Term 4: 30 September 2024

Term 4A: 4 November 2024



Minimum Entry Requirements


  • Year 12 or equivalent and above, and


Students will need moderate to high levels of English language, literacy and numeracy. Students will also need to be able to competently operate a computer and know how to use the internet for research purposes.

A good command of spoken and written English is required for communicating with the trainer and to achieve course outcomes. A strong command of written English is required for reading resources and completing written assessments.


Students are required to provide their own laptop computer that is compatible with Australian power voltage requirements and is loaded with Microsoft Office 365 software or Open Office 365 (open source).

Sound computer skills are required that include using intermediate level Microsoft Word features. Ability to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports and undertake internet research. 

As part of the learning cycle students may be required to undertake online research or activities each week in class during term time.

Application Process

To enrol into a course as an overseas student at NSW Institute of Education and Training, applicants must complete an International Student Enrolment Form, available from the website>> Apply now.

The application for enrolment must be accompanied by:

  • Evidence of a High School Certificate or equivalent secondary schooling out-come

When we receive your application, our Admissions Officer will review it for completeness. When the application for enrolment is complete you will be issued a Letter of Offer (valid for 30 days), invoice for initial payment of fees and provided with an International Student Agreement for your review.

Upon approval of your application, an electronic confirmation of enrolment forwarded to you at the address provided on your application with an official receipt for the fees paid. 


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Further Information

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