CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry

The qualification has the 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.

CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry
CRICOS Course Code: 039591
Course Name: Certificate III in Carpentry
Qualification overview: On successfully completing this course, graduates will receive the nationally recognised CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
Licensing: There are no licensing or regulatory requirements for this course. However, completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of the standalone unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Course Structure & Information

Training Package Requirements

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
  • 27 core units; and
  • 7 Elective units
  • A total of 34 units of competency must be achieved.

Core Units

CPCCCA2002* Use carpentry tools and equipment Core

CPCCCA2011* Handle carpentry materials Core

CPCCCA3001* Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core

CPCCCA3002* Carry out setting out Core

CPCCCA3003* Install flooring systems Core

CPCCCA3004* Construct and erect wall frames Core

CPCCCA3005* Construct ceiling frames Core

CPCCCA3006* Erect roof trusses Core

CPCCCA3007* Construct pitched roofs Core

CPCCCA3008* Construct eaves Core

CPCCCA3010* Install windows and doors Core

CPCCCA3016* Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs Core

CPCCCA3017* Install exterior cladding Core

CPCCCA3024* Install lining, panelling, and moulding Core

CPCCCA3025* Read and interpret plans, specifications, and drawings for carpentry work Core

CPCCCA3028* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Core

CPCCCM2006* Apply basic levelling procedures Core

CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core

CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights Core

CPCCCO2013* Carry out concreting to simple forms Core

CPCCOM1012* Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core

CPCCOM1014* Conduct workplace communication Core

CPCCOM1015* Carry out measurements and calculations Core

CPCCOM3001* Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements Core

CPCCOM3006* Carry out levelling operations Core

CPCCWHS2001* Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry Core

CPCWHS3001* Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies Core

Elective units

CPCCSF2004* Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective

CPCCCA3012* Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective

CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads Elective

CPCCCA3018* Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective

CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres Elective

CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work Elective

CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work


CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a period of two (2) years. The course duration is: 92 Weeks of Course duration consisting of:
  • 80 Weeks of scheduled study/tuition (8 terms of 10 weeks each)
  • 12 Weeks of scheduled breaks/holidays (6 breaks of 1 week between the terms and 6 weeks of Christmas break)

A minimum of 20 contact hours per week of study/tuition have been scheduled by ITI – to ensure students meet their student study Visa conditions. The course duration may vary for students who have been granted credits or RPL towards this course (e.g., students having completed any units in a previous course/qualification).

Mode of Delivery

Face‐to‐Face: Classroom and building and construction simulated environment; Instructor‐led.

Deliver Methods

ITI’s Training Delivery Methods may include, but are not limited to:

• Demonstrations of construction methods and practices
• Presentations and lectures
• Videos, internet research
• Industry /community – Visit/presentations
• Unit learner guides and/or workbooks and handouts
• Relevant industry policies, procedures, and forms
• Practical activities/Role plays
• Site plans, layouts, and specifications
• Workshop work
• Group discussion and activities

ITI’s Assessment Delivery Methods may include, but are not limited to:

Knowledge including:

• During training activities – to support understanding
• Written or verbal assessments
• During a demonstration/role play assessment (not disruptive)
• Case Studies/Group Discussion/s

Performance including:

• Demonstration,
• Simulation,
• Role play,
• Presentation,
• Briefing (report or Plan)
• Video/s

Supplementary including:

• Student completed research
• Students’ portfolio and work samples
• Supporting documents, e.g.
• Students PPTs, Reports
• Group discussion/s
• Third party reports

Notes: All face‐to‐face classroom delivery is conducted within the relevant ITI’s campus allocated classrooms.
Face to face simulated training and assessment activities within the ITI training facilities using the allocated simulation room/area.
Simulated environment includes relevant and appropriate resources, documentation, and equipment typical of an industry workplace and environment.
Students are required to undertake supervised and unsupervised study and activities for this course conducted off campus

Pre‐Enrolment and Needs Analyses

• As per its Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedure, ITI conducts pre-enrolment Client Needs Analysis to determine course suitability, existing skills and knowledge and an early detection of any learning needs.

• Pre‐enrolment analysis includes LLN testing and identification of specific learning and/or support needs. A pre‐enrolment interview may also be conducted.

• RPL and credit transfer opportunities are provided at the time of enrolment, and an option for students to apply at time during their studies.

• ITI’s LLN and student support policies support these processes.

Entry Requirements

All overseas students entering this qualification must have an English Language proficiency level of one of the below:
  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (Academic or general version) or equivalent internationally recognised exam result, or
  • IELTS band score of 5.0 (Academic or general version) and then, Satisfactory completion of ELICOS or ESL up to 20 weeks at upper intermediate level or
  • Upper Intermediate (General English) or higher certificate from a CRICOS registered English language training provider
  • In the 2 years before commencing the course, has completed secondary studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English language speaking country.
  • In the 2 years before commencing the course, has completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate III or higher level.


Theory/Practical training – on the job in your workplace/ITI training facility and online structured theory.

Employment Pathway

This course is designed to give learners industry skills so they can start a career in the building industry. Example of possible job roles include.
  • Carpenter ‐ Commercial
  • Carpenter ‐ Formwork
  • Carpenter ‐ Residential

Academic Pathways

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
  • School leavers with interest in building and construction
  • Candidates with some building and construction or related experience

Pathways From the Qualification

Participants who complete CPC30220 may go on to enrol in CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction with other institutes or progress to a diploma. ITI shall provide students with pathway information and options.

Credit transfer

ITI will initiate the credit transfer process for a verified certificate or statement of results provided.

If credits apply the overall duration will alter and a schedule of exemptions provided.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If the recognition is valid, the overall duration of the study may change, and a list of exceptions may apply.


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