Course Duration

Total duration: 104 weeks


Qualification description:

This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential

Delivering unit of competency:

This qualification has 34 units of competency, comprising of 27 core & 7 elective units.

Code Title
CPCCCA2002* Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011* Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001* Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002* Carry out setting out
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, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3025* Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA3028* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013* Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012* Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014* Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCCA3022* Install curtain walling
CPCCJN3003* Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3009* Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCCA3026* Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3018* Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

Vocational Outcome

Participants will also be eligible to seek employment working in a small, medium or large enterprise, in building and construction industry, in both the public and private sector. Graduates should expect to enter the industry in positions such as

  • Carpenter*
  • Carpenter and joiner.*

* Licensing requirements may apply

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Academic Pathway

Students will be provided with necessary advice & guidelines on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the course. After achieving the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry learners will have the options to continue their education into a range of qualifications in the building and construction industry.


Course Delivery & Assessment Methods

  • Delivery and assessment strategies are selected to reflect the nature of the elements and performance criteria of the competency together with the needs and learning style of the participants. Delivery and assessment method includes a blended learning practice including learning management system (Moodle) and in simulated building worksites.
  • Assessment methodology may include but is not limited to: observation, project/ report, case study, role play, exercises, activities; and written/oral tasks including multiple choice, questions and answer, essays, true/false and presentations.


Entry Requirements

  • Students must be over 18 years of age,
  • Students must have completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12
  • Students must have either an IELTS score of 5.5 total or above with no band lower than 5.0 or
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL score of 550 or above or
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 78 or above and must provide documentation to that effect.
  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements.
  • Entry requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the RTO’s Student entry requirements, selection, enrolment and orientation policy.



Session # 1 (Weekdays) Monday, Tuesday: 8 am – 4 pm

Wednesday 8am-1pm

Session # 2 (Weekend) Thursday, Friday: 4 pm – 10:30pm

Saturday: 2pm – 10:30pm

Session # 3 (Evening) Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm


Intake Dates

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2024 15/01 15/04 08/07 30/09
2025 13/01 14/04 07/07 29/09

For admission please contact us:

Tel: +612 8066 0278

E-mail:  admissions@austrasia.edu.au

ABN: 33 616 949 412

RTO: 45303

CRICOS: 03659K