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CPC30220 -

Certificate III in Carpentry

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as a Carpentry Tradesperson, covering work in residential and commercial applications. You will learn the foundations and skills to professionally produce quality work, you will learn about the context of the building industry and safe work practices.


This program is offered as a 48 Month (4year) Australian Apprenticeship Training Contract.

Note: usually completed in approx. 3.5 years. You will be assigned an ATEC Case Manager who will work with you and your employer to develop a Training Plan that suits the needs of you and your employer.


There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course. Skills will be trained and assessed through a blend of off-the-job (trade school), self paced study and on-the-job training.

Entry Requirements

Participants MUST:

  • Be signed into an approved Training Contract with an employer through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
  • Be 16 years or older for a standard apprenticeship training contract; or
  • 15 years or older for a school based apprenticeship training contract
  • Be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or hold an eligible VISA.
  • Have the ability to read, write and understand basic English and carry out basic mathematical calculations.

Course Fees

Please contact ATEC on 1300 112 832 for further information on course fees. Note: Students are required to contribute towards tuition fees and other incidentals such as textbooks.

Subsidised Training

Subsidised Fee: $3,797.50 AUD (GST exempt)

This course may be subsidised by the Government of South Australia for eligible students. Please contact ATEC so we can assess your eligibility.

Supported by the Gov of SA

CITB provides financial support to construction employers to assist with on and off job training costs for their apprentices, visit their Funding and Programs page for more information.


Note: Tuition and incidental fees will still require contribution by learners if eligible for funding

Learner Requirements

  • Provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI). To apply for a USI go to https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi
  • Provision of Australian legal photo identification for enrolment purposes
  • Applicants will be required to attend an enrolment session and undertake a Literacy and Numeracy Assessment at a level required to successfully complete the qualification. Potential clients who are identified as not meeting course requirements will be assisted with referral to appropriate support services.
  • It is suggested that all students hold a White Card; this will be required before entering any construction site.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

To be supplied by participant:

  • Safety Boots (steel cap)
  • Safety glasses (non-tinted)
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt (for WHS reasons please do not wear excessively loose clothing)
  • High visibility vest (high visibility shirt/jumper is acceptable)
  • Sun protection as required


On successful completion of all requirements of this course, learners will be issued with:

  1. A Record of Results; and a
  2. Certificate for the CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry.

Note: Students who do not complete all the requirements of this course will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency that have been successfully achieved.

Course Units

These units are a sample training plan that ATEC offers for this qualification in accordance with the qualification rules described in Training.gov - CPC30220 Packaging Rules

27 Core Units & 7 Elective Units


Core course units

CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCA2002Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3016Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3024Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3025Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA3028Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM3006Carry out levelling operations
CPCWHS3001Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

Elective units

CPCCCA3009Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3018Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3027Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCCM2002Carry out hand excavation
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCSF2004Place and fix reinforcement materials
RIIHAN301EOperate elevating work platform

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This course is available at: Lonsdale and Ottoway

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