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CPC30211 -

Certificate III in Carpentry

Please Note: All enrolments in this qualification will be required to transition to the updated qualification CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry prior to 27th of November 2022.

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: $3205.40 AUD (GST exempt)

JobTrainer Subsidised Fee: $723.80 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

This course may be subsidised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for eligible participants, visit a-citb-number to apply.


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
  • 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 CPC30211 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 - CPC30211 Packaging Rules

22 Core Units & 8 Elective Units


Core course units

CPCCCA2002BUse carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011AHandle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
CPCCCA3023ACarry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002ACarry out excavation
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCA3003AInstall flooring systems
CPCCCA3004AConstruct wall frames
CPCCCA3005BConstruct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006BErect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007CConstruct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008BConstruct eaves

Elective units

CPCCCA2003AErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009BConstruct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3010AInstall and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3013AInstall lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3016AConstruct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017BInstall exterior cladding
CPCCCA3018AConstruct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
RIIHAN301EOperate elevating work platform

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